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[CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 289]
Subject: [CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 289]
Send date: 2011-09-09 14:55:29
Issue #: 105
Content:
Bulletin CTA
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This weblog shares information on key ACP-EU programmes and events
from Brussels relevant to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries.


Date : [DATE]
CTA Brussels Newsletter

 

Main events in the week
  1. Brussels Briefing: Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa
  2. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 12/09 to 16/09/2011
  3. Our video guest: Jean-Cyril Dagallier
  4. Europeans develop better flood forecasting tools
  5. Government still dithering on EPAs
  6. EU and USA agree to strengthen cooperation to combat illegal fishing
  7. European Fish Week 2011 results presented to fisheries ministers
  8. European solar power to be competitive by 2020, says lobby
  9. Court ruling challenges EU laws on GMO co-existence
  10. Italian investor to quadruple Sierra Leone rubber output
  11. Commission unveils communication on EU external energy policy
  12. Bi-regional dialogue platform on S&T to be established in Pacific
  13. EP committee endorses EU-Cape Verde fisheries agreement
  14. Promoting the EU’s fisheries principles beyond our waters
  15. Dutch Foreign Minister receives EU Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
  16. Trade to top agenda at South Africa-EU summit
  17. EU Development Education Policy gaining momentum in the Parliament
  18. Let the people speak
  19. UN, EU leaders to hear Pacific climate concerns
  20. Support for higher EU budget for research in West African waters
  21. The EU offers EUR 180,000 to WTO development fund
  22. EU contributes to the future of the sugar cane industry in Barbados


  1. Brussels Briefing: Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa
    2011-09-09
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy, Rural development, ACP-EU Trade, Archive

    The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development. Among confirmed speakers are CEO of NEPAD, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Prof. Peter Hazell from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, Paul Dorosh from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr Dyborn Chibonga, CEO of NASFAM (Malawi), Paul Barera from the Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN). We will also have experiences from Asia and Latin America presented.

    To learn more about the Briefing, please visit http://brusselsbriefings.net or sign up for automatic Brussels Briefings email alerts.


    Link Read more
    Link Programme
    Link Subscribe to Briefing email alerts


  2. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 12/09 to 16/09/2011
    2011-09-09
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Aid effectiveness, Rural development, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    European Parliament
    -12-15 September: Plenary Session (Strasbourg)
    Council of Ministers
    -12/13 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (informal)
    -16/17 September: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
    -18 September: General Affairs Council
    European Commission
    -18 September: Weekly meeting of the college (in Strasbourg)
    ACP Group
    -15 September: Committee of Ambassadors
    CTA
    -14 September: Briefing on the Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa

    You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.


    Link European Parliament
    Link Council of Ministers
    Link European Commission


  3. Our video guest: Jean-Cyril Dagallier
    2011-09-09

    Jean-Cyril Dagallier is the head of the coordination office for the ACP Sugar Research Programme. In our interview, he speaks about the structure of the programme, and explains how researchers may apply for funding.


    Link Watch the video
    Link ACP Sugar Research Programme
    Link EU contributes to the future of the sugar cane industry in Barbados


  4. Europeans develop better flood forecasting tools
    2011-09-09
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Aid effectiveness

    Keeping people safe from floods is an important objective for Europeans. Scientists at Cemagref, the French research institute of science and technology for the environment, have succeeded in developing and continue to develop forecasting tools that can warn authorities and the public about potential floods, giving vulnerable zones the crucial time they need to protect themselves. The Cemagref team has developed Government Resource Planning (GRP) software for SCHAPI, France's National Hydrometeorological and Flood Forecasting Centre, designed to forecast river flooding. The researchers say rain observations and forecasts provided by the Meteo-France network for the corresponding river basins are used in this software. Soil humidity is also a factor considered by the software. The experts have already tested the software in real time on several expansive rivers. Warnings generated by the GRP software can range from just a few hours to a few days. The length of time depends on the response time of the river basin. The GRP's forecasts are then fed into the national flood-warning system, which is accessible via the Ministère de l'écologie, du développement durable, des transports et du logement website. Scientists say quantitative forecasts of flow rates become very imprecise beyond a few days. Assessing the meteorological archives for precipitation data on past conditions similar to the forecast conditions could give forecasts a boost.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link Better Flood Forecasting Is Possible
    Link Welcome to EFAS-IS Portal


  5. Government still dithering on EPAs
    2011-09-09
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    Malawi government says it is still unwilling to approve the European Union (EU) trade deal with the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Industry and Trade Newby Kumwembe maintained on Monday that there are still contentious issues yet to be addressed before sealing the deal.
    He made this position in Lilongwe on Monday on the sidelines of the launch of the Zambia-Malawi-Mozambique Growth Triangle (ZMM-GT). Malawi’s continued reluctance to endorse the EPAs comes barely a week after the EU warned all Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states that duty and quota-free market access to SADC may elapse soon following delays in the finalisation of a comprehensive EPA between EU and SADC.

    Source: The Nation


    Link Read more
    Link Economic Partnership Agreements and African regional integration
    Link Malawi’s EU export earnings jump 7.5%


  6. EU and USA agree to strengthen cooperation to combat illegal fishing
    2011-09-09
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    Brussels/Washington, 7 September 2011 – A historic statement pledging bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, known as IUU fishing, will be signed today in Washington by Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Dr. Jane Lubchenco, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator. This statement is the first of its kind in the longstanding partnership between the EU and the US on fisheries management. The EU and US rank first and third, respectively, as the world’s top seafood importers (Japan second), and have agreed that the seafood they import will not be caught illegally. Globally, IUU fishing deprives legal fishermen and coastal communities of up to $23 billion of seafood and seafood products annually. "IUU fishing is a criminal activity, and we have the duty to make everything possible to stop this practice,” said Commissioner Damanaki. “Today's agreement will do just that. By joining forces, we make it harder for culprits to get away with their dirty business." “Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is one of the most serious threats to sustainable fishing and to marine biodiversity in the world’s oceans,” said Dr. Lubchenco, who is also under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. “International cooperation across oceans will help us strengthen enforcement and prevent legal fishing industries from being undermined in the global marketplace by illegal fishing.”

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link European Commissioner Maria Damanaki visits the USA
    Link Two continents, one purpose: defeating Illegal Fishing


  7. European Fish Week 2011 results presented to fisheries ministers
    2011-09-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Food Security, Environment, Regional Fisheries

    Stories of the past richness of Europe's seas and fishing communities collected during this year's European Fish Week are being presented by OCEAN2012 member groups to fisheries ministers around Europe. The message from Europe's citizens is clear: we want a return to the past richness of our seas and fishing communities. "We want it back"!

    Source: Ocean2012


    Link Read more
    Link How an inter-governmental plan is promoting food security and environmental sustainability
    Link West Africa sees ever more fishing boats from Europe


  8. European solar power to be competitive by 2020, says lobby
    2011-09-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment, Rural development

    European solar module-generated power may take until the end of the decade to compete with conventional forms of energy across Europe for cost, the world's biggest solar association said on 5 September. But that 'grid parity' could be reached sooner in some regions, the report added. Based on a study looking at five major solar markets – Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Britain – the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) said competitiveness could be reached by 2020.

    Source: EurActiv


    Link Read more
    Link  Solar Power For Europe From Sahara
    Link Solar energy brings power to rural Africa


  9. Court ruling challenges EU laws on GMO co-existence
    2011-09-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment, Food Security, Food Policy

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled yesterday (6 September) that honey containing traces of genetically-modified (GM) products, even unintentionally, "must always be regarded as food produced from a GMO," paving the way for compensation claims to farmers whose crops were contaminated. The judgement follows legal action by a German beekeeper who sought compensation from the Bavarian government after he was prevented from selling his honey because it contained traces of GM pollen. The ruling, which comforted the plaintiff, could pave the way for compensation claims by beekeepers against biotech companies such as Monsanto or governments which authorise test fields. An EU spokesman said the ruling could hit imports of honey from countries like Argentina, where GM crops are widely grown. Monsanto stressed that there were no safety concerns regarding its MON 810 maize and said the case was about the legal technicalities of EU approvals of the specific maize variety. The variety was approved for cultivation in the EU in 1998.

    Source: Eur Activ


    Link Read more
    Link UE : le miel contaminé par des OGM ne peut être mis sur le marché sans autorisation spécifique
    Link Les OGM reculent-ils vraiment en Europe ?


  10. Italian investor to quadruple Sierra Leone rubber output
    2011-09-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    The Italian Agricultural Co., a closely held producer of rubber in Sierra Leone, plans to quadruple output in five years by planting new trees in a bid to revitalize the industry.The company’s current output of 250 metric tons a month, from both its own plantations and rubber bought from small-scale farmers, will rise to 1,000 tons, said Cheick Barrie, finance administrator of the company, in an interview Aug. 15 in the eastern town of Small Bo.Italian Agricultural has a three-year lease on two state- owned plantations and a 50-year lease on another 10,000-acre (4,045-hectare) plot, he said. The company will plant two million trees over the next four to five years, he said.The West African nation carved out rubber plantations totaling 53,559 acres in the 1960s to develop the industry, said Thomas Dickson Kallon, forest officer for Kenema District, in the country’s east. Less than 10 percent of the land was cultivated, he said. In 1991, a plan to hand over control of the state-owned rubber farms to the Sierra Leone Rubber Co. was halted by the outbreak of a rebel uprising that led to a devastating 11-year civil war.Italian Agricultural sends its raw rubber to the Firestone Natural Rubber Co. in neighboring Liberia to be processed, said Barrie. The company plans to build stations in towns in the east to buy rubber from farmers and its own processing plant, he said.

    Source: African Agriculture


    Link Read more
    Link Increasing incomes of farmers in Sierra Leone
    Link EU cooperation with Sierra Leone


  11. Commission unveils communication on EU external energy policy
    2011-09-08
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    In today's ever-changing global energy markets achieving EU energy security calls for adequate coordination at home and a strong and assertive position abroad. Today the Commission adopted a Communication on security of energy supply and international cooperation, setting out for the first time a comprehensive strategy for the EU's external relations in energy. Improved coordination among EU Member States in identifying and implementing clear priorities in external energy policy is central to the approach outlined by the Commission.Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger said: "The EU energy policy has made real progress over the last several years. Now, the EU must extend the achievements of its large internal energy market beyond its borders to ensure the security of energy supplies to Europe and foster international energy partnerships. Therefore, the Commission proposes today a coherent approach in the energy relations with third countries. This need to improve internal coordination so that the EU and its Member States act together and speak with one voice."Alongside the Communication, the Commission proposed a Decision setting up an information exchange mechanism for intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy between Member States and third countries. It will extend and complement the notification procedure already applicable to gas agreements to all forms of energy. And it will provide for an instrument to exchange information at EU level before and after negotiations with third countries. The proposed mechanism is set to strengthen the negotiating position of Member States vis-à-vis third countries, while ensuring security of supply, proper functioning of the internal market and creating legal certainty for investment.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link What do we want to achieve ?
    Link ACP-EU energy facility


  12. Bi-regional dialogue platform on S&T to be established in Pacific
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive

    The Pacific-EU network for Science and Technology (S&T) will establish a bi-regional dialogue platform on S&T between the EU and the 15 member countries of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of the Pacific region, namely, Cook Islands, Federate States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa and Vanuatu. The PACE-Net project will also closely involve the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Pacific region (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn) while Australia and New Zealand will bring to PACE-Net project their long-standing expertise in the Pacific. PACE-Net will pursue the following objectives:

    - To reinforce existing S&T dialogues and networks and promote regional integration for those networks. PACE-Net will seek to increase the cooperation between research organisations and universities in the region;

    - To identify S&T international cooperation activities and programmes in the Pacific region. PACE-Net will set up dialogue fora bringing together the relevant S&T experts and stakeholders to establish the priority areas for FP7, including SICAs;

    - To strengthen the coordination of S&T cooperation and the complementarities with activities and programs carried out by other European instruments. PACE-Net will examine possible synergies or complementarities with EU activities, especially with respect to challenges faced by developing countries. In particular, synergies with the European Development Fund shall be found.

    Source: Pacenet


    Link Read more
    Link EU Delegation to Fiji
    Link ICT Update


  13. EP committee endorses EU-Cape Verde fisheries agreement
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Regional Fisheries

    A legal vacuum in terms of implementation of the fisheries agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde will probably be avoided after the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries (PECH) approved, on 31 August, a protocol that updates conditions for access by EU vessels to Cape Verde's waters.

    The committee's position is set to be confirmed by a vote in plenary, on 25 October. The agreement, applying provisionally from 1 September 2011, is valid until 31 August 2014.

    Source: ICSF


    Link Read more
    Link Protocol between the EU and the Republic of Cape Verde
    Link CTA Interview with MEP Charles Goerens


  14. Promoting the EU’s fisheries principles beyond our waters
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Regional Fisheries

    The European Union’s vessels fish in every sea in the world. As part of this reform, the European Commission reiterates its commitment to promote actively around the world the principles it defends in EU waters, namely sustainable exploitation of fishery resources and respect for ecosystems. With that aim in view, the Commission proposes to act through international bodies, regional fisheries management organisations and partnership agreements with non-EU countries.

    The principles of sustainability, ecosystem-based management and maximum sustainable yield applied in Europe should also be the rule at global level. The Commission therefore proposes to give the EU the means to enhance its international action. In practical terms, governance of high-seas fisheries takes place at three levels.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more [PDF]
    Link Commission: DG Fisheries
    Link CTA Interview with MEP Charles Goerens


  15. Dutch Foreign Minister receives EU Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    Dutch foreign minister Rosenthal on 30 August met with Rosalind Marsden, the Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan and Southern Sudan, for a conversation on current developments in Sudan, the role of the international community and the development of the young state of South Sudan. The humanitarian and human rights situation in the border areas of Abyei, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, both agreed, requires sustained international attention.

    Rosenthal emphasized that Sudan’s President Bashir and the governor of the state of South Kordofan, Harun, must appear in the International Criminal Court. They are among others indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    The EU and the Netherlands are part of the international Contact Group on Sudan, whose task it is to monitor progress and implementation of the agreements on the Sudanese peace process, including Darfur.

    Source: Dutch Foreign Ministry


    Link Read more [NL]
    Link EU Special Representative for Sudan
    Link EU Delegation to Sudan


  16. Trade to top agenda at South Africa-EU summit
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    Trade and diplomatic ties between the largest economies in Africa and Europe will top the agenda at the fourth annual South Africa-European Union summit on September 15, an official said Tuesday. The high-level meeting will focus on "national issues, regional and African issues and trade," Roeland van de Geer, the EU's ambassador to South Africa, told journalists. He said the summit would also discuss South Africa's preparations to host the next major round of UN climate talks from November 28 to December 9 in the eastern port city of Durban.

    The EU has given South Africa six million euros ($8.7 million) toward the climate conference, which activists are calling a last-ditch chance to renew the emissions reduction targets in the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding global deal to cut greenhouse gases.

    EU President Herman van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton are all expected at the meeting, to be held at Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest.

    Source: Yahoo


    Link Read more
    Link EU Delegation to South Africa
    Link Climate change conference in Durban


  17. EU Development Education Policy gaining momentum in the Parliament
    2011-09-07
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Food Security

    There is increasing political will now for a globalised strategy for the European Union to raise awareness about development, experts say. But at the same time, the European budget for education on development issues remains strikingly low.

    The European Union lacks an explicit strategy on development education, experts said at a first ever hearing on the subject at the European Parliament on Tuesday. The event was organised by the EU Parliament’s Development Committee.

    Most European states already have national policies on development education. Recently, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic set up strategies to ensure greater public engagement in development matters. The UK currently does not have a national strategy as the current government revises its policies on awareness raising.

    Source: IPS News


    Link Read more
    Link EP: Development Committee
    Link Concord: Development education


  18. Let the people speak
    2011-09-06
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    A quite amazing event took place in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on August 29 and 30. Two hundred representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from China and 19 African countries held a China-Africa Peoples' Forum. […]

    Of much older vintage is the relationship between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union (EU). That formal relationship by treaty is 37 years old. But, the EU, which has a very vibrant civil society with which it consults regularly, has never organised a Peoples Forum of EU and ACP countries. In other words, the people – organisations of these two groups of countries – have never been given the opportunity to help to define their relationship or to express their views on the structure and substance of the relationship as it has evolved through the Lomé and Cotonou treaties and now, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and many ACP countries. […]

    However tied to the Chinese government the Chinese NGOs might be, at least China has opened its ears to hearing what NGOs in 19 African states have to say about the Africa-Chinese relationship. It may be that the EU Commission -- and perhaps some governments of EU member states -- are fearful of what their own NGOs would say about the EPAs that the EU has railroaded many ACP states into accepting. It is widely known that many NGOs throughout Europe -- as well as several members of the European Parliament -- are critical both of the unfairness of the EPAs and the manner in which the EU Commission handled the negotiations.

    ACP governments are not blameless in this. They have not insisted on a Forum in which civil society organisations from their own countries and the EU can meet to exchange views and comment on the relations between the two areas. […] ACP countries should take the initiative to push for an ACP-EU Peoples’ Forum. The next meeting of EU-ACP parliamentarians would be a good place to kick-off the idea. The ACP Secretariat could draw on the experience of the 19 African states that participated in the Forum with China for assistance in fashioning the Forum. Such a forum might well produce a movement by people across the EU and ACP nations to establish a more equitable and just trade and economic relationship.

    Source: Caribbean News Now!


    Link Read more
    Link Cooperation between EU, China and Africa
    Link European Economic and Social Committee


  19. UN, EU leaders to hear Pacific climate concerns
    2011-09-06
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    Pacific leaders will highlight the threat that rising seas pose to low-lying nations at a regional forum in Auckland this week attended by the heads of the United Nations and the European Commission.

    The annual Pacific Islands Forum, a 15-nation grouping usually dominated by Australia and New Zealand, has attracted a heavyweight guest list this year, partly because it occurs on the eve of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

    In addition to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, and US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides will make the trip to Auckland.

    Ban, the first UN leader to attend the summit, said that his presence was intended to "continue sounding the alarm about climate change", while Barroso is travelling with Europe's climate action chief Connie Hedegaard.

    Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said he expected global warming to dominate talks at the September 5-9 summit in New Zealand's largest city.

    Source: My Sinchew


    Link Read more
    Link Progress on Pacific ACP matters
    Link Who will manage Pacific ACP affairs in the future?


  20. Support for higher EU budget for research in West African waters
    2011-09-06
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Regional Fisheries, Food Policy

    The Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament approved a proposal by Swedish MEP Isabella Lövin to increase the budget for marine research in West Africa with €2m.

    The idea is that the money can be used to sponsor a research vessel that can provide reliable stock assessments. The EU has fisheries agreements with several countries in West Africa, but there is often insufficient information to determine the “surplus  stock” which the European vessels can access.

    In order to increase the funding for research, Isabella Lövin has proposed an increase of this budget post from €5.5m to €7.5m, a proposal which was approved by the Fisheries Committee on 31 August. The proposal now has to be approved by the plenary at the vote on the 2012 EU budget, which also has to be negotiated with Council.

    Source: MEP Isabella Lövin


    Link Read more
    Link Read the proposal [PDF]
    Link New Fisheries and Aquaculture issue [PDF]


  21. The EU offers EUR 180,000 to WTO development fund
    2011-09-05
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    The EU announced a EUR180,000 donation to the WTO Trade Facilitation Trust Fund (Window I) for 2011. Overall, the EU’s contribution to the various WTO development trust funds has reached CHF10.9 million.

    This donation will finance technical assistance programmes to assist least developed and low income countries to participate more effectively in the WTO trade facilitation negotiations in the Doha Round. Trade facilitation looks at how procedures and controls governing the movement of goods across national borders can be improved to reduce costs and burdens. It also allows trade flows to be as efficient as possible.

    WTO Director General Pascal Lamy declared “I welcome the EU's contribution which demonstrates its commitment to help developing countries integrate in the global economy and take better advantage of the multilateral trading system.”

    EU's WTO Ambassador Angelos Pangratis stated “Trade Facilitation is crucial for developing countries to continue to fully participate in the multilateral trading system. This new contribution is only part of the EU's strong commitment to assist developing countries in improving their trading capacity and in making trade an engine for sustainable growth, development and poverty reduction.”

    Source: WTO


    Link Read more
    Link Ireland gives EUR 455,000 to WTO
    Link Lamy: Trade is vital for food security


  22. EU contributes to the future of the sugar cane industry in Barbados
    2011-09-05
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Environment

    A comprehensive review of the Barbados sugar industry has been conducted for the Barbados government by Landell Mills Ltd, one of the world's leading international development consulting firms.

    Fully-funded by the European Union at a cost of BDS$3.4 million, the 18-month study commenced in January 2010 and contains recommendations for improving the productivity and efficiency of the Barbados sugar cane industry. Special focus has been placed on the operations of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) Ltd, given its predominance in the industry and its role as a government-owned entity.

    The objective of the institutional review of the sugar industry in Barbados was to facilitate the transition from the traditional sugar industry to a new one that functions more efficiently and which is more profitable than its predecessor. The recommendations of the team of consultants should provide the groundwork for the institutional restructuring and strengthening of the BAMC and the reorganisation of independent and small sugar farmers.

    Source: Caribbean News Now


    Link Read more
    Link EU cooperation with Barbados
    Link ACP Sugar Research Programme



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