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Thursday, 19 October 2017

In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, John Malcolm Spence Senior Coordinator, Intellectual Property Issues, CARICOM Secretariat, tells us more about the concept of Geographic Indication (GI) and the opportunities it represents for the states of CARICOM.

Monday, 30 September 2013

The European Commission (EC) has released the August 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 European Union (EU) and world level for the month of August. Although not all the products are comparable at both EU and world level, this document is intended to give an indication on the most recent price developments.

The crop-growing season in Eritrea has been significantly delayed due to late rains, according to the report on ‘Crop and pasture monitoring in Eritrea’ recently published by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in the framework of the scientific and technical support to the European Union (EU) delegation in Eritrea and the EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Directorate-General (DG DEVCO) on food security information.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Guyana signed 23.4M Euros financing agreement on 20th June 2013 as part of Europe’s continuing Sugar Support Programme. The funds will be disbursed for the 2012/2013 program and will see Guyana drawing down on 115M Euros since the program started back in 2006. Earlier this year, EU said that since 2006, when the program started, it made available91.5M Euros to Guyana.

‘The European Union (EU) can push biodiversity mainstreaming in many ways to reach EU 2020 targets’ said Chris Vanden Bilcke, Head of UNEP’s Liaison Office to the EU, during a conference of the European Parliament (EP) Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, which  was held on Tuesday 24 September 2013 in Brussels. The speakers raised the importance of restoring nature through green infrastructure (GI); linking biodiversity science and policy; involving private sector in biodiversity conservation; integrating biodiversity measures into agricultural practices.

Friday, 27 September 2013

The next Women´s Forum on ‘Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and the Pacific’ will be held on Tuesday 8 October 2013 during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2013. It aims at strengthening inter-regional linkages and it will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the process of linking the smallholder farmers to the local market as a strategy for improving investment and agricultural growth in the region.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

In response to rapidly spreading strains of cassava disease, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) are calling for increased investments to prevent further crop damage. The cassava root is a key crop for both regional subsistence and trade.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

‘Drivers of success for agricultural transformation in Africa ‘– this is the theme of the next Brussels Development Briefing – organized on Wednesday, 2nd October at the Borschette Congress Center (in Brussels) by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Concord .

Monday, 23 September 2013

On 27th August, one of the main seeds and chemicals producers, Syngenta, has launched a legal challenge against the European Commission’s (EC) decision to temporarily ban neonicotinoid pesticides over fears to harm bees.

The European Commission has released the September 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 ninth month of the year.