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Sunday, 27 May 2018

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.

To improve information sharing and promote networking, the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Pan-African Farmers’ Orgnaization (PAFO) will organise a high-level panel in Brussels on Tuesday 26 November 2013, in the context of the European Development Days. Various panelists will share their experiences and give their perspectives on  the matter.

European scientists are are working together to help Ethiopia develop sustainable seed potato systems. This project, “Developing sustainable seed potato production systems for improved livelihoods” was set up as part of the new policy on international food security of the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc). If successful, the research will be disseminated to help local subsistence farmers, firstly in Ethiopia, and then across sub-Saharan Africa through a “Potato Coalition”.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

European ministers need to decide whether to approve the cultivation of variety of genetically modified organisms (GMO), after the European Commission (EC) was legally obliged to pass on the 12-year-old request.

Monday, 11 November 2013

The South African poultry industry is requesting the government to impose an anti-dumping duty of 91% on Germany and the Netherlands, along with a similar duty of 58% on the UK, to prevent the dumping of frozen bone-in chicken portions in countries belonging to the Southern African Customs Union (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).

Friday, 08 November 2013

The Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) issued a Research Paper on "Climate change and adaptation: the case of Nigerian agriculture"which presents an economic assessment of climate change impacts on the four major crop families characterizing Nigerian agriculture, covering more than 80% of agricultural value added.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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.