Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

The CTA and its partners will held the second regional Briefing in the Caribbean on "Strengthening the Caribbean agri-food private sector: challenges for SMEs in the agri-food sector in the Caribbean"on 18-19th October at the occasion of the Caribbean Agricultural Week. The ACP regional Briefings are linked to the Brussels Briefings (http://brusselsbriefings.net).

Our video guest this week is Mrs. Myra Wopereis, the Director of Access to Knowledge and Technology at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). In this interview she outlines the challenges underlying access to agricultural research in Africa. She also presents some of the major projects of FARA to address those challenges.

European Parliament (Brussels):
-11th October: Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
EU Presidency (Luxembourg):
-11th-12th October: Competitiveness Council
-14th October: Environment Council
-15th October: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
ACP Secretariat (Brussels):
-12th-13th October: 2nd ACP Forum on Research for Sustainable Development

 For more information please consult the calendar on our webpage http://brussels.cta.int

Friday, 08 October 2010

Vertical" health funds targeting specific diseases such as AIDS, malaria or TB have achieved some success, but only at the cost of draining resources from basic "horizontal" health infrastructure such as clinics. The solution is a "diagonal approach", which shares aid between fighting specific diseases and consolidating health care systems, says a resolution voted by Parliament on Thursday.  "

 A day after public and private donors pledged US$11.7 billion to the Global Fund for the coming three years, a number of newspapers in Europe showed their support for the organization by donating free advertising space to allow the Global Fund to thank its donors.

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