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Main events for the Week - 21/04/2014 – 27/04/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 8 Hours, 32 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 1 Day, 13 Hours, 59 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 2 Days, 8 Hours, 48 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...
Macky Sall: German investors interested in SEP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, pursued on April 3, communications in Berlin with German politicians and investors. Accompanied by the Ministers of Economy and Finance, Amadou Ba, Minister for Energy, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, director g...
Fiji criticizes PIFS over EPA talks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Fiji has reacted strongly to a decision of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) to organize a meeting of Pacific trade ministers in the Solomon Islands ahead of discussions with the European Union. In a speech to the special Joint Pacific ACP...
Food security and nutrition targets for post-2015 agenda NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) revealed the results of their joint work to develop targets and indicators for a new global deve...
New EU programme will support 'global health R&D' NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
April 2014 is set to be an important month for global health and the fight against poverty-related and neglected diseases, writes Vicky Ford. At the European parliament's plenary session this week, she hopes to see the endorsement of the agreement on...
Zimbabwe cotton-to-clothing industry assisted by the EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Zimbabwe cotton industry will benefit from ACP-EU backing in developing a cotton-to-clothing strategy that aims at enhancing development and competitiveness of the sector. The cotton-to clothing strategy is funded by EU and the ACP and implemented by...
ACP Sugar group and CIRAD research centre: future partnership NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
A delegation representing the ACP Sugar Subcommittee and the ACP Secretariat visited the CIRAD facilities in Montpellier, France on the 8th April 2014. The ACP Research Programme Coordinating Unit facilitated the study tour. CIRAD is a French researc...
African cotton sector: upcoming call for proposals NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The ACP Secretariat concluded an agreement with the European Commission to launch within the coming weeks a call for proposals targeting competitiveness, value addition, and viability of the African cotton value chains, in order to increase their imp...
EPA: the private sector was not consulted in the negotiations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Patrick Sevaistre is Advisor to the President of the French Council of Investors in Africa (Cian), consultant specializing in the development of the private sector in Africa and associate researcher at the Thomas More Institute. Unexpectedly after mo...
Brussels welcomes Dakar’s desire to enhance agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
We learned from the EU that The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, welcomed in Brussels on Wednesday, before the President Macky Sall '' the will for  Senegal to rely on agriculture, particularly on family farming , to...
Promotion of food products: the EU wants to conquer the world NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
On the 2nd April 2014, The Commission announced the EU will increase to EUR 200 million a year the budget for the promotion of food products and will be aiming at targeting non-European consumers. Following an agreement between the European instituti...
EU / African "alliance" on security, development, environment NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
French President François Hollande announced a new partnership between Europe and Africa "around three issues": security, development and the environment. "I proposed (...) an alliance between our two continents, around three issues: security,...
For a procative EU approach in food policy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
As the world's largest agri-food market, the EU has ability to take a 'proactive' approach in coordination of global food policies, writes Paolo De Castro. According to him, food security has gained a renewed centrality in the political agenda since...
Commission to launch new aid data web tool NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The European commission is to launch a new web tool which will allow users to access data on the EU's development aid around the world. The 'EU aid explorer' is part of the commission's efforts to increase transparency and improve accountability in i...
New EU programme to strengthen land governance NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub Saharan Africa, was announced today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. T...
10 years of EU and FAO work on agriculture and food security NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The European Union and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have had a steadfast and generous partnership in promoting sustainable rural development to improve the lives of the poor for over ten years. The EU is the biggest donor to...
Nagoya Protocol on access to Genetic resources NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The 3308th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on  14 April 2014 adopted a decision approving, on behalf of the Union, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits...
Access to Mayotte waters for fishing vessels from the Seychelles NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The 3308th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on  14 April 2014 adopted a decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and on the provisional application of the agreement between the European Union and t...