CTA, PIPSO, IFAD, SPC and SPTO Event:
29 August - 1 September: 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum
30-31 August: Committee Meetings
CTA is recruiting a trainee for its Brussels Office. The position is open to ACP and EU nationals. A six months contract will be offered from 1st September 2016. This contract can be renewed once for a maximum of 6 months. Further details on requirements and how to apply can be found in the note attached.
2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Linking The Agrifood Sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security
Organised by PIPSO, CTA, IFAD and SPC
Apia, Samoa, 29th August – 2nd September 2016
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Africa’s bid to combat the potentially devastating consequences of climate change has received a major boost with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and European Union announcing plans to spend €3.42 million to bolster low-carbon, climate-resilient development on the continent. Climate change threatens to push millions of people in Africa into extreme poverty by 2030 as crop yields decline, water grows scarce, droughts intensify and food prices increase. Roughly 18 million people on the continent could be affected by floods every year as global warming rises.