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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The European Commission is expected to accentuate the importance of the topic of food waste in 2014, as a follow-up of several high level events organised by the United Nations on the issue, and in the framework of the upcoming European Year against Food waste which will take place next year.

The completion of the work for the approval and entry into force of the Common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package, and negotiating with the European Parliament and the adoption of a proposal for the transitional CAP provisions in 2014 on aspects of CAP reform entering into force in January 2015 - in particular for direct payments and rural development – will be among the agricultural policy priorities of the new Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union (for the period July – December 2013).

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Resilience has three key elements: anticipation of shocks, adaptation, and integration - this is the view of the General Secretary of the Network of farmers’ and producers organization in West Africa (ROPPA), Kalilou Sylle, as presented in an interview with CTA Brussels on 13th June 2013.

Friday, 12 July 2013

United Kingdom ‘s Members of the Parliament (MPs) advocate for more transparency of UK domiciliated companies on land acquisitions in developing countries. MPs stressed the need to respect land tenure rights and called for an enforcement of the UN voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of  tenure which UK supports.

Tuesday, 09 July 2013

As part of the decentralisation of the Brussels Development Briefings and support to most vulnerable countries, Haiti runs the 2nd national Briefing on “Valorisation of local products as an alternative for food security” on Tuesday, 2nd July 2013, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Friday, 28 June 2013

On 26th June, the European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached an agreement on the package of the reformed European common agricultural policy (CAP), to be applied post 2013.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Farmers’ organisations are pressing EU negotiators to finalise a deal on the future agricultural policy amid growing concern that an agreement will not be reached before the end of June, further delaying implementation of Europe’s biggest programme. Negotiators were hoping to conclude talks on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) this month, before Ireland hands over the presidency of the EU Council to Lithuania and ahead of a Parliamentary plenary session in July.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

On the occasion of the Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience”, CTA Brussels disused Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of UN (FAO) on the organization's approach on building resilience in developing countries.

A Roundtable discussion on Sustainable Agriculture as a means of increasing resilience emanating the vision of West-African farmers will be held on 13th of June in Brussels.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

On the occasion of the launch of the Montpellier report entitled 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture' - which took place on 28th May in Brussels - CTA Brussels discussed with Tom Arnold, former Chief executive of Concern Worldwide and member of the Montpellier Panel, on the meaning of the "Sustainable Intensification" concept and the challenges in achieving it.