Education of women could be one of the most important driving forces for sustainable agriculture in Africa, a new study from Gothenburg University in Sweden shows.
The European Parliament’s agricultural committee adopted in its first day of plenary Wednesday (23 January) a dozens of amendments to the EU’s future farm policy, but approval remains far from certain when the full Parliament will vote on CAP reform in March. The committee will continue its voting today, 24 January.
Ahead of today (23 January) vote in the agriculture Parliamentary committee on a series of reform proposals of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), MEPs have warned against a return to the past of market interventions.
FAO and France will establish a programme in the Republic of South Sudan to boost the quality of the seeds used in the production of key crops.
Council of the EU:
- 21- 22 January: EUROGROUP Meeting
- 23, 25 January: COREPER I
- 23- 24 January: COREPER II
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
- 24 January: Public presentation of EESC opinion "Maritime piracy: strengthening the EU response".
- 21-24 January: European Parliament committee meetings
- 23 January: Working Group on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group
- 24 January: Committee of Ambassadors
- 25 January: Information meeting with beneficiaires of the ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
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In a conversation with CTA Brussels, Francis Fay, Deputy Head of Unit “ACP, South Africa, FAO, and G8/G20”, at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission presented the objective of this agreement and the situation of GIs in Africa.
The European Commission launched on Tuesday 15 January an online consultation aimed at all citizens interested in organic production in Europe. The consultation will feed the reflexion on a new framework regulation.
Nigeria's agriculture minister today responded to a barrage of criticism about the planned distribution of cell phones for two million poor farmers this year, gradually scaling up to a level of ten million phones.
The European Parliament voted this week on a report which proposes several measures for the protection of the rights of indigenous people in developing countries who first identify the benefits of plants with medicinal properties, and that are later used in the pharmaceutical industry.
A new initiative is catching on in the Caribbean that aims to increase and sustain agricultural productivity by incorporating information about weather and climate into the farming process, all under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture.