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Africa: mobile phone spurs innovation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 56 Minutes ago
People more willing to spend on a better phone than better food and nutrition. Mobile technology is ubiquitous. M-farm application gives prices of commodities: efficiency, leveraging technology and it is the future for the country and farmers of the...
Campaigners urge Africa to invest in organic farming NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
African governments should channel greater investments to organic farming that promise food security and sustainable revenue for smallholders, campaigners said on Wednesday. Michael Onyeka, the Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa told reporters i...
CEEAC/CEMAC: vers une fusion des deux organisations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
La 3e réunion du Comité de pilotage de la rationalisation des Communautés économiques régionales en Afrique centrale a réunit les experts d’Angola, Burundi, Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Guinée É...
Nigeria – dumping ground in the W. Africa region? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes ago
Rep. Muktari Muhammad Chiromawa (APC Kano), former member of the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture has urged the incoming President Muhammadu Buhari administration to revive the NIRSEL, in order to provide more funds for the agricultu...
Climate change affects coffee production in East Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
Warmer weather means less coffee production as higher temperatures affect yields, hurting both producers and coffee drinkers alike. According to a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand, researchers have established that higher night-time...
EAC: Shamba Shake Up tv teaches farmers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Africa has its first makeover reality television programme using real experts to show small-scale farmers how to improve pest management, irrigation, cattle rearing, poultry keeping, financial education and crop management techniques, in an engaging...
EAC: Agri scientists tackle communication issues NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
Various Biotech communications stakeholders met recently at the Agri- biotechnology and Biosafety meeting in Nairobi. Stakeholders included the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) in collaboration with the A...
Agri & Climate change in EAC NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes ago
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in collaboration with CUTS International Geneva and other partners in East Africa has been at the forefront of informing and influencing policy and practice to address challenges related to the linka...
Caribbean economic growth expected to improve – IMF NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 18 Minutes ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that growth in the Caribbean will improve. The Washington-based financial institution said economic recovery is “expected to continue in the Caribbean, although external, fiscal and financial vulne...
Jamaican Angel Investment network launch NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
First Angels Jamaica, a new Jamaican angel investor network, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Bank Group is geared towards helping growth-oriented entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship. This is the group&rsquo...
Antigua and Barbuda send trade mission to Guadeloupe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
A trade delegation from Antigua and Barbuda is visiting the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique this week. Chet Greene, minister of Trade, Commerce, Industry, Sport, Culture and Consumer Affairs, the Antigua and Barbuda governmen...
Caribbean vulnerability to climate change NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 27 Minutes ago
In the CARICOM region, the local population is highly dependent on fish for economic and social development. This resource also contributes significantly to food security, poverty alleviation, employment, foreign exchange earnings, development and st...
Caribbean cracking down on sugar leaked into products NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
Jamaica Customs has disclosed that the agency has clamped down on manufacturers who have leaked on imported refined sugar into the retail market. Major Richard Reese, head of Jamaica Customs, , explained "Under our law, if we see you with a product a...
Sustainability in the Caribbean Tourism Industry NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
Recent research has proven that today’s tourists are concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the management practices of their destinations. According to data collected by the Centre on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (...
Caribbean & Pacific sign MoU on water NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 41 Minutes ago
The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association PWWA and the Caribbean Water Associations have signed the MOU during the 7th World Water Forum 2015 in South Korea from 12-17April. The Memorandum of Understanding aims to foster interregional cooperation;...
Guinea-Bissau to increase cashew export to Vietnam & China NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 45 Minutes ago
The government of Guinea-Bissau intends to increase the export of cashews focusing on markets such as Vietnam and China, beyond the current main export market India. The government intends to increase exports from 150,000 to 200,000 tons in the annua...
African Union seeks Caricom’s best practice NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
A team from the African Union Commission (AUC) visited the Caribbean Community Secretariat in Georgetown, marking an  “important and historic” working visit for both regions. The three day visit is part of an ongoing comparative stud...
ACP: support from FAO for South-South cooperation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
At a meeting between the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries, ACP Secretary-General, Patrick I. Gomes praised Mr. da Silva for the transfor...
Next Brussels Briefing – Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships 20/05/2015 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Next Brussels Briefing – Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnershipsThe next Brussels Development Briefing n.41 on the subject of “Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships” wi...
Main events for the Week: 04/05/2015 – 10/05/2015 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
European Parliament 04-05 May: Foreign Affairs Committee 04-05 May: regional Affairs Committee 04-05 May: Agriculture Committee 06-07 May: Fisheries Committee 06-07 May: Development Committee 06-07 May: International Trade Committee 06-07 May:...