As part of the 2015 European Development Days, the CTA in collaboration with GIZ, SNV, UNIDO and COLEACP will organise a side event on the subject of “Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth”. This event, which will take place on Thursday 04 June 2015 from 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM (Tour & Taxis. Avenue du Port – Haveniaan 86c, B-1000 Brussels; Room S6), is centered around the Small Farmer’s Big Business Partnership (SFBB), whose goal is to engage the private sector for sustainable development and food and nutrition security in ACP countries.
As part of the 2015 European Development Days, the CTA will organise a side event on the subject of “Vanuatu and Pacific : From the “Pam” disaster to rehabilitation & sustainable development”. This event, which will take place on Thursday 4 June, 12:30 PM – 13:45 PM (Tour & Taxis. Avenue du Port – Haveniaan 86c, B-1000 Brussels, Room D2), responds to the devastating Pacific cyclone “Pam”, which a month ago, destroyed infrastructure, agriculture and the livelihoods of many in Vanuatu.
Aiming to boost bilateral trade between the two countries, South Africa, on Thursday, evinced interest in food processing and agriculture sectors in India. In the first ever 'South Africa Week', the country showcased the technologies related to food processing and agriculture sector. The weeklong seminar commenced in Mumbai from September 9-10, 2014 and then moved to Gurgaon on September 11-12, 2014. South Africa's agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana in a statement said, "A number of significant leaders from the trade, business and academic fraternity having turned up and partaken in the mutual discussions, we are looking forward to fulfil our agenda to create lucrative business and investment opportunities with India."
Hailing Natuman as an old friend of the Chinese people, Xi said the Vanuaaku Party, of which Natuman is a founding member, was the first political party in the Pacific island region to establish relations with the Communist Party of China. He added that the party has made a great contribution to China-Vanuatu ties. Xi said the Chinese side respects the Vanuatu people's choice of development path and will back the island country's efforts to safeguard its rights and advance sustainable development.