The South African poultry industry is requesting the government to impose an anti-dumping duty of 91% on Germany and the Netherlands, along with a similar duty of 58% on the UK, to prevent the dumping of frozen bone-in chicken portions in countries belonging to the Southern African Customs Union (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).
The Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) issued a Research Paper on "Climate change and adaptation: the case of Nigerian agriculture"which presents an economic assessment of climate change impacts on the four major crop families characterizing Nigerian agriculture, covering more than 80% of agricultural value added.
The World Bank and the European Union (EU) decided to invest around $8 billion in hydro power, agriculture and health projects in Africa’s Sahel. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that “the people of the Sahel region desperately need more secure living standards and our hope is this funding helps build a new path for economic growth in the region,”.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been tracking timber, especially of the illegally felled variety, from Congo-Brazzaville through the import process to the European Union (EU). Through the investigation for their Panorama program, journalists have discovered that the new EU’s regulations on timber imports do not stop illegally harvested wood from entering Europe.
The Xunta de Galicia expressed negative consideration of the approval of the fisheries agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mauritania in the European Parliament (EP). The Galician Government argues that cutting off the cephalopod fleet activity and will have negative impact on the Galician economy and the life of the workers and their families. In addition, Galician authorities had stated that it was too costly for the yield obtained.