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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

European Parliament
-    12 November: Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
-    12 & 15 November : Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

ACP Group
-    12 November: Committee of Ambassadors’ Working Group on the Preparation of the 7th ACP Summit
-    13 November: Working Group on Bananas
-    13 – 16 November: Committee of Ambassadors

 

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At the 29th Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Climate change, agriculture and food security’ we sat down with Tony Simons, Director-General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya, to discuss climate smart landscapes and the goals of climate smart agriculture.

The European Commission plans to propose steps to increase the EU's sugar supplies in the face of dwindling stocks and a growing gap between domestic and global prices. The Commission seeks  to boost supplies by a total of 1.2 million tonnes through a roughly equal combination of imports of raw cane sugar at reduced duties and sales of domestic beet sugar produced in excess of strict national production quotas.

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Crops of the Future is Marie Monique Robin's latest documentary, which completes her trilogy after The world according to Monsanto (2008) and Our daily poison (2011). Ms. Robin shows that is possible to tackle the food crisis together with the environmental and climate crises.

In response to serious damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the European has released €6 million to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable population severely affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean.   Cuba and Haiti are the worst hit countries by Hurricane Sandy, with respectively 3 and 1.5 million people affected; the Dominican Republic and Jamaica also suffered important damages.

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