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Sunday, 26 May 2019

The Council held a policy debate on the proposal for a regulation on information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market and in third countries(16591/13).

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

As a symptom of the production shortfall on the global market, chocolate manufacturers, concerned about their supply, implement projects and programs to increase yields of cocoa. Indeed, there is a structural and downward trend in global prices since 35 years. Côte d’Ivoire has not been spared.

On March 21, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of the Central African Republic signed $8 million agreement to prevent a full-scale food crisis in Central African Republic. This emergency project is part of a $20 million programme to support food aid and agriculture production in this country.

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 200m (Ksh 23 billion) to support the Lake Turkana Wind Power project. The EUR 620 million (Ksh70 billion) scheme will transform supply of renewable energy in East Africa and benefit from additional financial support from the European Union, through the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and a broad range of international investors.

Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU of any fisheries products caught by vessels from these countries will now be banned, whilst EU vessels will not be allowed to fish in these countries' waters. It is the first time that measures of this type are adopted at EU level.

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