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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The ACP sugar supplying states have reiterated their concerns about the upcoming EU Common Agricultural Policy reform, which, according to the current (not final) version, stipulates that the sugar quotas are to be abolished in 2017, three years before the 2020 date, as voted by the European Parliament.

In order to offer a framework for understanding a new paradigm for the agricultural system, defined by a “Sustainable Intensification”, the Montpellier Panel has drafted a report entitled 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture'. The launch of the report was marked by a roundtable organized by CTA and the European Commission on 28 May in Brussels.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

On the occasion of the last Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience”, CTA Brussels met with Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at the Imperial College of London to discuss on what we know and what we need to know in order to increase Agricultural resilience in developing countries.

The Brussels Briefing ‘Geography of food: reconnecting with origin in the food system’ was held on 15 May, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels.

The European Commission and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will organize on 28th May 2013 an event for the launch of the report 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture', which aims to provide a new framework for understanding sustainable intensification and offers practical approaches to achieving it.

The European Commission is to facilitate international trade with organic products, and support access for developing countries’ organic products to EU markets, the Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 13 May 2013 concluded.

Friday, 17 May 2013

European ministers of agriculture and fisheries are willing to find a compromise with the European Parliament and the Commission on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform before the end of June, was heard during the last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries which took place in Brussels on 13 May 2013.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and six of his colleagues held a two-day meeting with the African Union Commission between 25 and 25 April  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Monday, 06 May 2013

A trademark system which is used to protect Europe’s finest wines, cheeses and hams - the trade protection system called Geographic Indications (GIs) - could be soon used to protect a South African red tea, locally known as rooibos (Afrikaans for red bush), as a French firm is trying to secure the exclusive rights to market it in France.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The European Commission has published on March 18 proposals to provide transitional arrangements in 2014 for certain Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) rules, notably the system of Direct Payments.