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Friday, 19 October 2018

The 23rd Briefing will be held on 15th June 2011 and focus on Nutrition and Agriculture. It will  discuss the key challenges and opportunities for achieving nutrition security, especially in the context of ACP countries, and the policies and actions to improve the linkages between agriculture and nutrition in future. Besides the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and Concord, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington will join us as co-organiser.

European Parliament
-23-26 May: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament
-23 May: International Trade Committee
-24 May: Development, Foreign Affairs Committee
-25 May: Agriculture Committee
Council of Ministers
-23 May: General Affairs Council
-23 May: Foreign Affairs Council (Development, Defence)
-27 May: Transport, Communications and Energy Council
European Commission
-25 May: Weekly meeting of the college
-24-27 May: European Green Week

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.

Shiney Varghese is a Senior Trade Policy Analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Her area of expertise is global water policy and its impact on water and food security, and she has published works on the environment, gender and human rights. After participating in the CTA Brussels Briefing on the Water we eat, Mrs Varghese kindly answered questions on gender and water scarcity.

The 3087th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting  held in Brussels on 17 May 2011 was briefed by France about the organization of a meeting of the G20 ministers of agriculture on 22 and 23 June in Paris on the price volatility for agricultural commodities (9956/11). The objective of the meeting in June is to propose an action plan on the volatility of agricultural prices to be endorsed by the Heads of State Summit scheduled for 3 and 4 November 2011 in Cannes.

The share of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) expenditure earmarked for forest protection should be increased but only if forest owners conform to biodiversity and other environmental policies, says Greek Socialist MEP Kriton Arsenis in an interview with EurActiv. A European Parliament report, adopted last week, backed calls to increase funding for EU forest protection measures via the CAP's rural development pillar. The report came in response to the European Commission's 2010 Green Paper on forest protection.

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