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Sunday, 22 October 2017

We cordially invite you to our next briefing on the “Water we eat: Challenges and opportunities for ACP in times of scarcity”, to be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brussels. In our Brussels Briefing, we will talk about the challenges and opportunities for ACP countries in times of water scarcity. Confirmed speakers include Dr David Molden (IWMI), Tony Allan (SOAS), Ruth Mathews, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network, Dr Elijah Phiri, CAADP/NEPAD and more. You can also follow us via a live webstream.

European Parliament
-11 April: Agriculture Committee
-12 April: Environment Committee
-13 April: Development Committee
-11-14 April: Other committee meetings
Council of Ministers
-12 April: Foreign Affairs Council
-13 April: General Affairs Council
-14 April: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
European Commission
-11-15 April: European Sustainable Energy Week
CTA
-13 April: Briefing: The Water we eat
ACP Group of States
-13/14 April: ACP Ministerial Meeting

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.

At the European Forum on Rural Development that took place from 29 March to 1 April in Palencia, Spain, the CTA organised a side event about Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for farmers. In our video of the week, CTA director Michael Hailu resumes the main points discussed at the side event.

Fisheries administrators of eastern African countries including Ethiopia and regional organizations reviewed this week the progress of fishery program funded by European Development Fund for the past three years. The program, ACP FISH II, is aimed at strengthening fisheries management in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

A Caribbean lobbyist says instead of providing ease for travellers to the Caribbean, Britain's decision to forgo a controversial increase in air departure tax, could result in Caribbean tourism being hit with a double whammy come next year.

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