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Monday, 23 October 2017

The 20th Brussels Development Briefing will be on ‘Financing agriculture and will take place on the 15th of  September 2010. As an input to the UN Summit on MDGs to be held in New York on 22-26 September 2010, we will discuss issues related  to financing development in the context of agriculture and rural development. This will include issue such as Aid and ODA, taxation (Domestic tax revenues), private investment (new donors), revenue generation.

For more information please contact: lopes@cta.int or boto@cta.int

Our video guest this week is Mr. Jean-Marie Ndayishimiye, the technical coordinator of CAPAD. The CAPAD is a Confederation of Farmer’s Associations in Burundi. On the occasion of his visit to the CTA Brussel’s Office, Mr. Ndayishimiye accorded to us an interview, in which he presents the organization and activities of the CAPAD.
There is still a chance to improve access to the European Union (EU) for SA 's agricultural products, before an economic partnership agreement for southern Africa is concluded this year, says trade and industry deputy director-general Xavier Carim.
Scientists are pooling remote-sensing satellite data and geographical information services for two pan-African digital observatories that will provide accurate and readily accessible information on biodiversity and forest cover for policymakers.
Europe's highest court has rejected a claim from an American company that an EU decision to restrict a potentially risky chemical compound was unlawful. The outcome will be seen as a vindication of the precautionary principle, the ‘better-safe-than-sorry' approach that underpins many EU laws to protect health and the environment.
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