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Monday, 24 June 2019

A new study released by Friends of the Earth, and drafted by Tim Searchinger, a Princeton University research scholar and biofuels expert, shows that the existing modelling data used by the European Union to establish the effects of "indirect land use change (ILUC)" caused by growing fuel crops is faulted.

A grant of €27 million will be invested into enabling framework conditions for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Nigeria, as part of a programme “Energising Access to Sustainable Energy” (EASE), the European Commission announced on 4th of July.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

It is unclear whether ‘aid for trade’ (AfT) projects and programmes indeed impact on poverty, a recent study shows. It comes on the heels of a fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade – an event organized by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to offer an opportunity to donors and to developing countries to look how Aft is helping people to trade - in Geneva on 8 July.

The increase of global food prices can be an opportunity for developing countries; this could push them to upgrade their strategies for fighting food insecurity, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) emphasised in a report published in Brussels on June 19th. Moreover, according to the OECD, these countries could grow if the subventions for agricultural production were substituted by social transfers and investment.

Strains of one increasingly antibiotic-resistant Salmonella serotype have seen a “rapid worldwide spread,” according to a study published by researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and Morocco. The resistance is believed to be caused by “the massive overuse” of antibiotics in African poultry farming.