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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

European Parliament:
-    19-22 November: European Parliament committee meetings
-    19-22 November: European Parliament plenary session


European Commission:
-    19 November: Conference on agricultural productivity and sustainability
-    22-23 November: Equality summit 2012


European Council:
-    22-23 November: European Council


Council of the EU
-    19 November: Foreign Affairs Council
-    20 November: General Affairs Council


ACP Group:
-    19- 23 November:  World Cocoa Conference
-    21-22 November: 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
-    22-25 November: 30th Session of the ACP PA and 24th Session of the Joint ACP-EU PA

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Conflict, recurrent drought and volatile food prices have countries in Africa and the Near East in a hunger trap, although there is a way out, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the International Conference on Food Security in Drylands on Wednesday 14 November  in Doha, Qatar.

The European Commission adopted on Friday 16 November an Action Plan to address the problem of incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gears.

International investments that give local farmers an active role and leave them in control of their land have the most positive effects on local economies and social development, according to a new FAO report published on Tuesday 13 November.

At the 29th Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Climate change, agriculture and food security’ we sat down with Kolli N Rao, Chief Risk Officer and head of the ‘Technical’ and ‘Reinsurance’ department in Agriculture Insurance Company of India, to discuss the case of index-based insurance and its advantages for small sized holdings and low value crops.

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