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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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.

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Copenhagen University. He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General and seven years as department head. In our interview during the CTA Brussels Briefing on ACP Nutrition security, he spoke about sustainable agriculture and food production in 2050.

Guyana is one of two countries (Belize being the other) in the Caribbean to reduce hunger by 50 percent last year, says Lystra Fletcher-Paul, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative. Fletcher-Paul indicated that Guyana knows what it wants in terms of agriculture in the Caribbean.

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has decided on 1 August to triple France’s aid in the Horn of Africa. The crisis centre of the French foreign ministry on 2 August assembled 19 NGOs specialised in humanitarian emergencies, the French Red Cross and several representatives of humanitarian UN agencies, four local community associations and two business foundations to jointly elaborate the projects necessary in the Horn of Africa.

Friday, 05 August 2011

China’s engagement in Africa has obliged the EU to re-evaluate its own relationship with Africa. Since 2008, in an attempt to resolve the conflicts of norms and interests, the EU has proposed establishing a trilateral dialogue and cooperation mechanism between the EU, China and Africa, which so far has not yielded any substantial results.

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