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Saturday, 21 October 2017

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at the weekend disagreed with world agriculture ministers over their position on organic agriculture as against agro-chemical practice. Adesina, who on behalf of the federal government, signed a bilateral cooperation agreement for agricultural development with  the Israeli government on Friday in Abuja, stated that the plant does not care how it get its nutrients.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014

‘Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains‘– this is the theme of the next Brussels Development Briefing – organized by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Concord. The event will take place on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the ACP Secretariat, in Brussels.

In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Prof. Eric Tollens, Professor at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (FBSE) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, tells us a bit more about agricultural research and development (ARD). He explains how agricultural research and extension projects support innovation by smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. He is the chairman of the Executive Board of CTA since 2013. He has a very long experience in research having worked with the major research organizations and also having practical experience in Africa.

In a report adopted today the European Commission looks at the main developments within the EU's external migration policy in 2012 and 2013. Two years after the launch of the renewed Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) important achievements in strengthening dialogue and cooperation are reported, while recognizing that more should be done to make further progress.

Friday, 28 February 2014

The DAC Prize for Taking Development Innovation to Scale is awarded for taking an innovative approach, instrument, mechanism beyond the pilot phase to a wider application. The last decades have seen unprecedented development progress in all regions of the world. A key contribution in closing remaining development gaps will have to come from innovative solutions that can be taken to scale.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

‘Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains‘– this is the theme of the next Brussels Development Briefing – organized by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Concord. The event will take place on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the ACP Secretariat, in Brussels.

Monday, 24 February 2014

GMOs, Genetically Modified Organism, are back on the agenda as France prepare a new law to restore a ban on a genetically modified corn maize which was annulled by its top courts. Meanwhile in Germany a different debate is raging. The government there plans to abstain from an EU vote to allow the cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize, that would effectively end Monsanto’s GMO monopoly in Europe.

Friday, 14 February 2014

The members of the National Transition Council in the Central African Republic recently elected Ms Catherine Samba - Panza as Head of State of the Transition. Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affair s and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission congratulated Ms Samba - Panza, wishing her every success. Secretary General H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni conveyed his wholehearted support for the newly elected interim President of the Central African Republic, H.E Mrs. Catherine Samba-Panza.

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €347 million of new EU support to Senegal for the period 2014-2020 during a visit to the country on 12-13 of February. In partnership with the government of Senegal the EU will work to strengthen democratic governance, foster sustainable agricultural development and food security and invest in improved water and sanitation.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Prof. Neils Röling, Emeritus Professor of Innovation and Communication Studies, University of Wageningen, tells us a bit more about the “Action Research programme Convergence of Sciences – Strengthening Innovation Systems (CoS-SIS)”.

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