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Friday, 20 April 2018

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.

The European Commission has released the March 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 month of March.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The next Brussels Development Briefing will tackle the topic of ‘Food, geography, traditions: Protecting agricultural traditional products’, by looking at the challenges and opportunities for protecting traditional knowledge and registered agricultural products in a sustainable way.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Watch the interview with Christian Borgermeister, Director General of ICIPE - a pan-African research organisation focused on tropical insect science – to find out more about the way the two technologies that they have developed with support from the EU could dramatically improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the standard of living of East-Africa pastoralists.

European companies must invest more in Africa's agricultural sector to keep pace with growing interest from countries such as China and Brazil, EU farm commissioner Dacian Ciolos said at the Agribusiness Forum, hold in Brussels on 10th of April.

Mr Jerzy Bogdan PLEWA is the new Director General of the Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General (DG AGRI) of the European commission. The appointment took effect on 16 April 2013.

Friday, 19 April 2013

The trade and use of illegal and counterfeit pesticides damages the industry and can have negative effects on farmers and consumers, it was said during a conference entitled 'Counterfeit and illegal pesticides: a real threat to EU public safety', organized by Syngenta on Tuesday, 26 March in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Monday, 08 April 2013

Direct payments are still not equally distributed among beneficiaries in Member States of the European Union, the most recent report on the global distribution of direct payments by Member State, with final data for 2011 shows.