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Newsletter 211

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Our video guest this week is Prof. Wolfgang Lutz who is leader of the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Applied Statistics at the WU-Vienna and Professorial Research Fellow at Oxford University. On the occasion of his intervention at the Brussels Development Briefing on population growth and its implications for rural areas in ACP countries, Mr. Wolfgang Lutz explained to us his approach to demographic statistics. 

On 10th March (8h30-13h00), the next Brussels Development Briefing will discuss the key role Biodiversity plays in rural development, especially for ACP countries.  Issues at stae include: the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, the effects of biodiversity loss in hunger and food insecurity, governance issues, the Intellectual Property Rights’ challenge, farmers rights and economic incentives, policies and legislation at the national, regional and global levels. Speakers include DG of Bioversity International, IUCN, Practical Action, EC, ACP farmers groups...

For information and registration: boto@cta.int or pruna@cta.int

EU Presidency:
16th February (Barcelone) : Day on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
-17th-18th  February (La Granja): Informal meeting of Development Ministers

ACP Secretariat (Brussels):
- 18th February: ACP-EC Thematic Group III of the Revision of Cotonou
- 19th February: Special Committe of Ambassadors
For more information please consult the calendar on our webpage http://brussels.cta.int/


In the EU27, money sent by migrants to their former country of residence, usually referred to as workers' remittances 1, amounted to 31.8 bn euro in 2008, compared with 31.3 bn in 2007 and 19.4 bn in 2004. These figures include both intra-EU27 and extra-EU27 flows. The increase in workers' remittances over recent years was mainly due to a sharp rise in extra-EU27 flows(from 11.5 bn in 2004to 22.5 bn in 2008), while intra-EU27 flows rose less rapidly(from 7.9 bn to 9.3 bn).
Monday, 15 February 2010
Today’s food is well travelled. A pack of green beans in a Northern supermarket may have journeyed 6000 miles, or 60. But while food miles loom large in our carbon-aware times, transporting it counts for less than you might think. And there is a far bigger picture. Food is more than a plateful of emissions. It’s a social, political and economic issue that involves millions of small farmers in poor countries who export produce to the North. They have built lives and livelihoods around this trade.
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