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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Hungary continues to block the European mandate to begin negotiations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, to the great displeasure of MEPs. reports. Negotiations between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries on the next Cotonou Agreement are at a standstill. At the occasion of the adoption of the negotiating mandate on 14 June, MEPs called on member states to adopt the mandate to formally begin negotiations with ACP countries. “Member States have to decide unanimously on the negotiating mandate.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

European Parliament resolution of 14 June 2018 on the upcoming negotiations for a new Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Monday, 18 June 2018

ACP Secretariat

14 June: Bureau of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
15 June: 50th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
16 June: Meetings of the three standing committees ACP-EU
17 June: Meeting of the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
18-20 June: 35th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

European Parliament

11-14 June: European Parliament plenary session
16 June: Meetings of the three standing committees ACP-EU

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Conference CTA, Agricord, PAFO on 21 June

"Digitalisation for Development – Benefits for Farmers’ Organisations"

The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), CTA and Agricord (International alliance of agri-agencies) have engaged in a joint project to improve the efficiency of farmer’s led enterprises and hence improve productivity, market access and livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

From access to inputs to trading, from individual smallholder households to well-established cooperatives, from smartphone applications to satellite imaging technology, digital technologies offer crucial, opportunities for optimizing agricultural productivity, added value and establishing well-organised value-chains. Digitalisation is a strong driver of poverty reduction, sustainable development and inclusive growth in the rural areas.

The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on ”Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” will take place on 27 June 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels. This Briefing will be organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD.