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Sunday, 22 October 2017

We hope you enjoy our last newsletter for 2012. We would like to wish our readers all the best for the holiday season and for 2013! We will return at the beginning of January to continue providing you with news.


Your CTA Brussels team

Shadreck Mapfumo presents the pilot program aimed at introducing the index insurance in the African market- The Global Index Insurance Facility program (GIIF).
GIIF is managed by the World Bank and the International financial corporation (IFC), and was launched at the end of 2009 in Kenya, in order to address the scarcity of affordable insurance protection against natural disasters in developing countries.

The European Commission has funded a large-scale scientific study on Indian Ocean tuna stocks, focused on the migratory habits of these species about which there are still relatively large knowledge gaps. The aim is also to improve knowledge of stocks vital to the European tuna fleet, so as to place their management on the best available scientific bases.

The European Parliament's Fisheries Committee voted today on major reforms to the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) calling for legally binding commitments by 2015 and 2020 to rebuild fish stocks, a ban on fish discards at seat, and devolved management of fisheries to regional bodies within the remit of the Treaty.

According to a recent analysis launched by WWF, fisheries ministers have only followed scientific advice in 13% of their decisions over the past nine years.

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