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Wednesday, 22 November 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.

A plan by the European Commission to allow member states to unilaterally restrict or authorise the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their own territory has been vehemently opposed by EU heavyweights France, Germany and Italy. “Let me be very clear, in France we refuse even to enter into this discussion,” said France’s Chantal Jouanno during talks between European Union environment ministers in Luxembourg last week.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Pacific ACP Ambassadors in the European Union have underlined the need to speed-up the stalled Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations in the region and they want more engagement in the process. Pacific ACP Ambassadors in the European Union have underlined the need to speed-up the stalled Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations in the region and they want more engagement in the process.

As part of its work in making sure food security related statistics are better integrated in national statistical systems, the EC-FAO Programme hosted a one day event at the 5th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS V). The conference also provided an opportunity to discuss the newly endorsed Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.

A large fall in greenhouse gas emissions brought about by a reduction of industrial activity led by the economic crisis has put the EU on a fast track to meet its Kyoto commitments, but Austria, Denmark and Italy are falling behind, according to new figures.

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