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Monday, 18 March 2013

30th Brussels Briefing: Agricultural resilience

On 4th of March took place the 30th edition of the Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience in the face of crisis and shocks”, organized by CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the EC/DEVCO, Concord, and IFPRI at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels.
During the two panels of the briefing, international experts and agriculturalists discussed the concept to resilience, and drawn attention to proven approaches and instruments around some key areas of special benefit to the small-scale farmers in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
Highlights included a presentation of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Honourable Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria on the six policies that have been applied in Nigeria to increase resilience. He also stressed the importance of the integration of institutions, technologies, and tools, as well as of agro-ecological approaches to build resilient agricultural systems.
Other presentations covered among others topics as: EU approach to resilience; Resilience in countries in protracted crises; the Regreening of the Sahel as a way of enhancing resilience; Drought-resilient crops at the benefit of small-scale farmers; and Building community resilience in front of disasters.
The event gathered more than 200 participants. The Brussels Development Briefing is a bi-monthly event which has the aim of tackling key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of ACP-EU cooperation.


On our website (http://brusselsbriefings.net) you can consult the speeches and presentations of the speakers.