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EJF Presents at CTA Event on Successes in Fighting Illegal Fishing NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Yesterday’s Brussels Briefing saw IUU experts and policymakers from the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, including EJF’s Oceans West Africa Project Coordinator, come together to discuss how best to tackle IUU, or ‘pi...
Ghana's farmers battle ‘Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a blanket exemption from seed regulations. Now the far...
Dominican Republic: EU launch project to support pineapple producers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 11 Minutes ago
In order to help pineapple producers and exporters generate an offer potential export with greater international quality standards, the Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD), the Agriculture Ministry and the Pineapple Growers Assoc...
EU helps fund Pacific fisheries body NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
The European Union is to provide an additional 820,000 US dollars to assist the work of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.The Commission is the body in charge of the long-term conservation and sustainable use of migratory fish stoc...
Situating EPA in Sub-Saharan Africa's Evolving Trade Landscape NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
While EPAs are finally being concluded, the global and African landscapes are being fundamentally reshaped by the connected phenomena of mega-regional trade negotiations and China's rapid expansion into the continent. How can the major developed coun...
Nigeria: manufacturers fear harmful impact of EPA on local industries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 33 Minutes ago
Nigerian manufacturers are anxious that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which has been decisively approved by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), of which Nigeria is a key member, could have negative impact on local indu...
Zimbabwe: EU's Sanctions Position Expected Today NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
The European Union is today expected to announce its position on whether or not it will remove the remaining illegal sanctions it imposed on Zimbabwe at a press conference to be addressed by its newly-accredited ambassador, Mr Philippe Van Damme.&nbs...
Zimbabwe, UK to Mend Economic Ties NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
Zimbabwe and United Kingdom look set to revive economic ties to end years of acrimony. This follows a five-member British business delegation touring Zimbabwe on Tuesday with the sole aim to explore economic opportunities in a number of sectors...
Science advice for EU’s development policy on thin ice NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 46 Minutes ago
The scientific board set up in 2012 to advise on the development policy of the European Union (EU) has provided a much-needed link between science and development, but its future is now uncertain, insiders say. Board members say the Scientific A...
EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Afri...
Bahamas and European Union hold talks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
As part of The Bahamas Diplomatic Week, the Government of The Bahamas and the European Union held their first ever Cotonou Agreement Article 8 dialogue. The talks covered a wide range of topics including discussions on the future of ACP-EU relat...
EU and EC Discuss Somali Issues NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
In Luxemburg, EU held a meeting yesterday to discuss Somali issues, AMISOM and the war against sea piracy. In a statement from the meeting, EU came up with ten bullet points on Somalia. The EC commission praised the signing of the New Deal Confe...
Learn from other countries failures on GMO, Africa warned NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Even as debate rages over the use of genetically engineered food, Africa and the world in general have been warned against jumping blindly into production of GMO foods. Kenya has been grappling with the issue of legalising GMO foods; In June thi...
EU Okays Vetted GMO Foods From Kenya NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The European Union has said it will not prohibit GMOs from East Africa from entering its market. Early this year, Kenya had been warned of possible trade restrictions on horticulture exports to the EU market. This was after local producers...
EPA trade talks finalised amid civil society worries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
After more than a decade, the European Union and East African states announced last week that they had finalized negotiations to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement, overcoming one of the last major hurdles before the two blocs agree to open mark...
EU laments Jamaica's failure to maximise EPA benefits NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of the delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, has chided the country and its business operators - manufacturers and exporters especially, for their continued failure to derive greater benefits from the Economic Par...
New pan-African Stock Exchange prepares for launch NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
A new exchange focusing on sub-Saharan Africa is preparing to target international investors through a partnership with Germany’s Deutsche Börse. The African Stock Exchange, based on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, plans to brin...
UK trade mission to Zambia sets sights on infrastructure, energy projects NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
British firms have ended a four-day UK government-backed trade mission to Zambia designed to secure deals in the country’s infrastructure, energy, mining and other sectors.The British High Commission in Zambia said the visit, the “first t...
Southern Africa: The SADC Epa and Beyond NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
South Africa's relationship with the EU is wide, deep and strong and underpinned by a Strategic Partnership that was launched in 2007. The initialing of the SADC EPA marks a major new milestone in this evolving relationship with our largest trade and...
Tuvalu gains from EU crop funding NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The Tuvalu government says US$600,000 of funding from the European Union for climate resilent crop initiatives is important to the country's survival.The Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga was at the recent opening of a four day agriculture workshop attend...