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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Watch the interview with Christian Borgermeister, Director General of ICIPE - a pan-African research organisation focused on tropical insect science – to find out more about the way the two technologies that they have developed with support from the EU could dramatically improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the standard of living of East-Africa pastoralists.

European companies must invest more in Africa's agricultural sector to keep pace with growing interest from countries such as China and Brazil, EU farm commissioner Dacian Ciolos said at the Agribusiness Forum, hold in Brussels on 10th of April.

Mr Jerzy Bogdan PLEWA is the new Director General of the Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General (DG AGRI) of the European commission. The appointment took effect on 16 April 2013.

Friday, 19 April 2013

The trade and use of illegal and counterfeit pesticides damages the industry and can have negative effects on farmers and consumers, it was said during a conference entitled 'Counterfeit and illegal pesticides: a real threat to EU public safety', organized by Syngenta on Tuesday, 26 March in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Monday, 08 April 2013

Direct payments are still not equally distributed among beneficiaries in Member States of the European Union, the most recent report on the global distribution of direct payments by Member State, with final data for 2011 shows.

Friday, 05 April 2013

The European Commission has released the February 2013 edition of ”Comodity price data”, a price dashboard which provides a summary of commodity price data for the most representative agricultural products and consumer food prices, at EU and world level for the first month of the year.

A conservation agricultural approach known as 'Push-Pull' technology that exploits natural insect-plant and insect-insect relationships can be used to control pests as stemborers and striga weed in maize fields, and thus dramatically improve livelihoods of resource poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thursday, 04 April 2013

CTA Brussels met with Talot Bertrand, Secretary General of PROMODEV shortly after the first Development Briefing in Haiti - "Agricultural resilience in the face of crisis and shocks” – which took place on 27 February 2013, to discuss the role of agriculture in building resilience, and possible solutions for easing the impact of natural disasters on small holder farmers.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The EU is in favour of the extension of the Grains Trade Convention 1995 - this was decided at the Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 18-19 March 2013.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Butter mountains and milk lakes. Those were the images invoked in the European Parliament this week by opponents of extending vineyard planting limits and protections for sugar beet farmers.