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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The government of Rwanda and the European Union signed a $21 million financing agreement to support accountable economic governance. The grant signed by Rwanda's Minister of Finance, Claver Gatete and Head of EU Delegation to Rwanda, Michael Ryan is expected to help improve the governance of public funds.

The European Union will support Mozambique with funding of US$740 million to the state budget over the next five years for investment in water supply, renewable energy, agriculture and job creation programmes in rural areas, said the EU ambassador to Mozambique. Sven von Burgsdorff, on a visit to Quelimane, said the resumption of European financial support, however, depends on the progress of the actions carried out by the government of Mozambique, under the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in relation public debt.

Further six trawlers from the Community fleet will be allowed to operate in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the Partnership Agreement in the fishery sector between the European Community and Mauritania. The decision was taken at the extraordinary Joint Committee held in in Nouakchott, where it wasl also analysed the way in which the EU will support the Mauritanian fisheries sector and the MACAPEL investment project was discussed.

An extraordinary Joint Committee, held at the initiative of the EU, took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 15-16 November in the framework of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Mauritania. The Parties reviewed the implementation of EU support for the Mauritanian fisheries sector, introduced new fishing opportunities for EU trawlers, and discussed the MACAPEL investment project. The Parties noted with satisfaction the progress made in implementing the sectoral support funds and agreed to earmark 6 million euros to support infrastructure works in the artisanal fishing port of Tanit.

A new bilateral trade agreement should mean Scottish seed potatoes will soon be found growing on Kenyan farms. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing, who announced the trade deal at AgriScot, said the potential market demand for Scottish seed tatties in Kenya was significant. “Kenya grows around 160,000 hectares (395,360 acres) of potatoes annually but only 2% of this is grown from certified seed potatoes,” said Mr Ewing. “This agreement with the Kenyan Government will enable farmers to access high-quality Scottish seed potatoes that are free from disease, potentially improving Kenya’s potato crop health and yield.”