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Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Rural Development Briefing in   West Africa on “Land access, land acquisitions and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities”  to be held in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso  from the 1st to –the 3rd of November  2010 will discuss the links between climate change, agriculture and food security  in rural areas: Governance and Financing  of climate adaptation; the Land acquisition and its contribution to development and the Promotion of responsible agricultural transnational investments. The target group is more than 120 policy makers from West Africa and other African countries.

European Parliament (Brussels):
-25th -26th October: The Committee on Development will evaluate the MDGs Summit
-25th -26th October: Exchange of views with Commissioner de Gucht
EU Presidency :
-25th-26th October (Luxembourg): Agriculture and Fisheries Council
-25th October (Luxembourg): Foreign Affairs Council
- 28th -29th October (Brussels): European Council
ACP Secretariat (Brussels):
-25 th October: ACP Observatory on Migration
-26th October: Bureau of the Committee of Ambassadors
-26th-28th October: ACP Science and Technology & EDULINK Conference

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

Our video guest this week is Dr. M. Ndambe Nzaramba, the Director General of the Rwanda Horticulture Development Authority (RHODA). Dr. Nzaramba gave us an interview on the occasion of his visit in Brussels to address a business conference on the horticulture sector of Rwanda. In this interview, Dr. Nzaramba tells us why investors should target the horticulture sector of Rwanda. He also speaks about the next steps of the RHODA such as the organization of a high level investment forum on November 3rd, 2010 in Kigali (Rwanda).

The Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) was established today and the first payment from Norway to the Fund of approximately US$30 million* is now being processed. The GRIF is the financial mechanism for the ongoing cooperation on climate change between Guyana and Norway.

Food and fruit and vegetable prices, rose twice as much in the UK as in the EU between June 2007 and June 2010, according to latest figures from Defra. This rise included a 23 per cent increase in vegetable prices and an 11 per cent rise in fruit prices. The report said: "All food price rises put pressure on food shopping choices.

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