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Threat for banana trees: new strain of Panama disease NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The TR4 strain of the Panama disease is threatening the global banana trade. It affects the roots of the banana trees and has developed a strain deadly for Cavendish bananas, a variety that represents 95% of the fruit’s world trade. An FAO expe...
The President of Gabon visits Paris NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
During a visit to France on the 7th of April, Gabonese President Ali Bongo and his French counterpart, François Hollande, discussed the Central African crisis and the relationship between their countries. Unofficially, however, the purpose of...
Sugar Research and Innovation Programme NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
ACP countries could be affected when EU sugar quotas end. A fund for scientists in these nations aims to offset this impact in boosting sugar production and finding new sugar cane-based products. Up to US$20 million is available for research on sugar...
EU farmers demand stricter disease checks on SA citrus NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
European Union farm lobby Copa- Cogeca called for stricter controls on citrus imports from South Africa in order to prevent the introduction of the plant disease black spot. Copa- Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen wrote in a letter to EU Health...
Development cooperation with Papua New Guinea NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The high level EU-New Zealand visit in the Pacific will include Papua New Guinea. Despite its fast-growing economy and richness in natural resources and biodiversity, the country is still facing great challenges. Around 80-85% of its population still...
Congo: 3 billion FCAF EU funding for rural development NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 7 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
According to Marcel Van Opstal, the EU representative in Brazzaville, the European Union will fund eight new projects, to the tune of 3 billion FCFA in 2014 in Congo. Six of these projects will be managed by the Congolese and the two others by Europe...
New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region. The visit will focus...
EU-SADC EPA Negotiations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 7 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Negotiations towards the conclusion of EPAs between the EU and the African regional EPA raised a number of stumbling blocks. By 2011 only four African countries (Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Zimbabwe) had finalised their EPAs, and in Septem...
The debate of the EU organic label reform NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The European Commission presented a proposal for a decree aimed at regulating organic production, a growing market. But the stringent requirements for the organic label raise many critics. There is little consensus about the tightening of rules gover...
Ghana calls for financial support NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has called on the EU to grant him a € 64 million budget support during a meeting with the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. Mr Barroso said that the EU will continue to...
Zimbabwe: EU funds for irrigation development NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European Union (EU) is expected to grant Zimbabwe €6m in order to rehabilitate and upgrade irrigation schemes in Manicaland and Matebeleland South provinces. The two provinces will receive half of the money each under the four-year developme...
EU jeopardizes its own development policies NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The EU is one of the largest donors of development aid, but economic interests are undermining its effectiveness. EU development aid aims to promote good governance, along with human and economic development. This implies promoting the sustainable us...
Climate change: GCCA Intra-ACP conference NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Intra-ACP Programme is holding its Second Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) on 5, 6 and 7th May, 2014 in Brussels at the ACP House. This meeting will explore ways to improve the exchange of information, synerg...
New Fisheries Fund concludes EU fisheries policy reform NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 7 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to observe the discard ban, e.g...
Solomon Islands: EU provides humanitarian assistance and expert support NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The European Union is mobilizing resources to assist those affected by the recent floods and earthquakes in the Solomon Islands. The European Commission is giving €240 000 in humanitarian aid to help the most vulnerable people. Environmental exp...
Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possi...
CTA recruits two interns NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
CTA headquarters recruit two interns: - Internship Science, Technology & Innovation within the Policies, Markets and ICTs Programme- Internship European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) related project activities...
Main events for the Week - 21/04/2014 – 27/04/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
ACP Secretariat:- 22 April: SEDT Department- 23 April: Sub Committee on DFC- 23 April: PAHD Department- 23 April: W/G on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group- 24 April: AFHR Department- 24 April: SEDT Department- 24 April: Committee of Ambassador...
Video Guest: David Ruchiu, Africa Director, Farm Concern International NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 7 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
In this week's CTA Brussels video interview, David Ruchiu, Africa Director at  Farm Concern International, Kenya, tells us a bit more about innovation in the field of  value-chains finance and the constraints with implementing those contrib...
Calls for proposals: competitiveness and sustainability of the Cotton Sectors NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 2 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
In the frame of the “Support Programme For The Consolidation Of the Action Framework Under The EU- Africa Partnership On Cotton”, financed by the European Commission (joint programme with DEVCO (E/3 Intra-ACP – ACP Secretariat, 10th...