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Monday, 18 December 2017

The next Brussels Development Briefing - Farmer-driven research to improve food and nutrition security -  will take place on the 14th November 2013 at the Jacques Delors Building (in Brussels). You can download the detailed program of the event, as well as a brief research note on the topic here.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Kalilou Sylla, Executive Secretary, ROPPA, West Africa,  tells us more about the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security and the 10 percent national budget allocation to agriculture development.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Sugar Ministers and senior officials from 27 African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries who attended the 13th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Sugar Ministerial meeting in Sigatoka on Monday 14 October 2013 were keen to maintain their preferential access to the European Union and an extension of the EU's present quota system. They expressed their disappointment in the European Union’s (EU) decision to not extend the quota to the end of the decade.

The Council and the European Parliament reached political agreement ad referendum on transitional measures for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2014 in an informal inter-institutional meeting in Strasbourg on the 23 October 2013. The main elements of this agreement were discussed in an informal trilogue on this issue held in Brussels on 17 October.

Monday, 28 October 2013

The European Commission (EC) 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 European Union (EU) and world level for the month of August.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) strongly oppose the European Commission (EC) on the meat origin labeling of ready meals. On Thursday 10 October, they have sent a open letter to Health Commissioner Tonio Borg asking the Commission to impose better meat origin on lasagnas and other types of frozen dishes, eight months after the horsemeat scandal. Yet the European Comission position remains unclear.

The Assistant Secretary General of the  African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (ACP), Achille Bassilekin and other leaders, hope that developing countries will remain in consideration when the EU makes trade agreements with other nations. They made this statement, this week in Fiji for a joint meeting, during a joint meeting with representatives from the European Union (EU), about the farming and sugar trade.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Addressing the ministers and officials the European Union (EU) and the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) countries at the 12th Joint Session of the Ministerial Trade Committee in Brussels, Mr Hauruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry of Ghana, assured that the Ghanaian government has been reducing the number of contaminants in foodstuffs and cocoa products in specific.

The European Union (EU), has supplied bee and honey harvesting equipment to the beekeepers of the Northern Bee Farmers Co-Operative (NBFC) in Fiji. Over 70 members of NBFC will benefit from this support and will share the equipment.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The European Union (EU) deputy director general for development co-operation Marcus Cornaro has announced on the 15th October during the 13th African Caribbean Pacific Ministerial Conference on Sugar that the current system of sugar quotas and analogous provisions for African Caribbean Pacific countries, will end on 30th September 2017.