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.
Wine producers in Europe may need to change the type of grapes they cultivate or the location of vineyards, even moving production to other areas in some cases. This is just one example of how Europe’s economy and society need to adapt to climate change, as examined in a new report ‘Adaptation in Europe’ from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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.
A conservation agricultural approach known as 'Push-Pull' technology that exploits natural insect-plant and insect-insect relationships can be used to control pests as stemborers and striga weed in maize fields, and thus dramatically improve livelihoods of resource poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Which are the key challenges posed to strengthen resilience in agriculture? – this is one of the main questions to be addressed during the next Brussels Development Briefing, organized by CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the EC/DEVCO, Concord and IFPRI in Brussels.