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Main events for the week: 24/11/2014 - 30/11/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
ACP Secretariat 24 November 2014: Successes in value chain finance in Africa (14h30 - 18h00 25 November 2014: Agribusiness & partnerships for African agriculture (9h00 - 13h00) European Parliament (Starsbourg) 24-27 November 2014: Pleanry ses...
Next Brussels Briefing 39: “Global food systems, local impact: the role of agribusiness and development partnerships in advancing African agriculture” NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 23 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Brussels Development Briefing n.39 on “Global food systems, local impact: the role of agribusiness and development partnerships in advancing African agriculture” will take place Tuesday 25th November 2014 (9h-13h) at the ACP Secretariat (...
BRICS Set To Unveil IMF-like Development Bank NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 29 Minutes ago
At the recently concluded G20 Leaders’ Summit in Australia, the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – countries announced that an interim board of directors has been constituted to establish the National Developmen...
Sacu committed to India negotiations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 35 Minutes ago
The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) said on Tuesday it was still committed to negotiations with India over a delayed preferential trade agreement (PTA). “We are still confident we will come to an agreement with India,” Sacu dep...
Liberia: U.S.$150 Million Norway Deal Not Anti-Logging NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 42 Minutes ago
In the wake of the signing of a forest conservation agreement between the Government of Liberia and the European Union through the Government of Norway, where the country stands to benefit US$150 million in exchange for protecting its forest, the Man...
NBCC to strengthen Nigeria-Belgium business relations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
As part of the ways to celebrate the inauguration of the new board of the Nigerian Belgian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), the Chamber has also formed the Nigerian-Belgian business club, a parallel body that will equally support the activities and object...
Urgency required on alternative energy in Caribbean NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 16 Minutes ago
The Caribbean needs to embrace a transition to 100 per cent adoption of renewable energy as if its very life depends on it. This was the general view from a panel discussion on alternative energy which formed part of the programme on Wednesday of Car...
Africa-China Renew Joint Commitment to Eliminate Poverty NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 21 Minutes ago
The Africa-China Poverty reduction and Development Conference concluded on Wednesday (November 19) with African and Chinese officials today calling for a deepening of the partnership between the two partners. Co-hosted by the Government of Ethiopia,...
Chocolate deficit - the world is running out of cocoa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 59 Minutes ago
There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous (if you love chocolate) scenario if it doesn't stop. Those are, roughl...
Saint Lucia's fishermen peg hopes on common fisheries policy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
John Francis was just 17 when he began fishing more than four decades ago. But these days, the 60-year-old fisherman from Praslin, on the east coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, finds it hard to make a living. "There used to be money in fi...
Cabo Verde receives EU trade mission NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is due Tuesday to receive a business delegation from the European Union (EU), called “Mission for Growth”, composed of about 50 entrepreneurs from eleven Member States, the Cape Verdean press reported. The newspape...
Jamaica to ‘lively up’ U.K. banana market NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Days, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Jamaican banana grower-exporters are back in business in Britain after a long spell of absence, with relations between the two nations high on the agenda for U.K. industry body Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), which was behind a recent deal to reignit...
Europe sugar market to become more competitive NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 18 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The sugar market in Europe is envisaged to become more competitive by 2017. This after the World Trade Organization (WTO) has obliged the European Union to do away with the preferential market access by 2017 for sugar coming from African, Caribbean a...
Ethiopia to earn $371mn from horticulture exports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Ethiopia is planning to increase its revenue from the export of horticulture products to $371 million during the 2014-15 fiscal year, compared to $245 million in the previous year, an Ethiopian official said Sunday. “Efforts are underway to exp...
Baobab: Kenya's ignored economic giant NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Baobab was licensed for the European food market just six years ago, and the white, floury pulp contained in its yellow-green pods is quickly gaining ‘superfood’ status in this market. The tree’s pulp has more protein than breast mi...
EU launch project to support Dominican Republic pineapples NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 54 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...
European Union hesitates to import Kenya’s GMO produce NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 20 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Last week’s promise by members of the European Union (EU) that they would allow genetically modified foods from Kenya into their region may have been premature, with the European Parliament taking a new vote on Tuesday. The new vote will give E...
COMESA Making Food Security Gains NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Food security situation in member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (Comesa) is steadily improving with a number of countries registering significant growth, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. The conclusion...
Zimbabwe: U.S $110 Million Shot in the Arm for Livestock NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The European Union is finalising a $110 million funding deal with the Government under the 2014-2020 National Indicative Programme for Livestock Policy Development. Addressing the national stakeholder consultative workshop on the National Livestock D...
Portuguese group buys coffee company in Angola NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Days, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Angonabeiro, the Angolan subsidiary of Portuguese group Nabeiro, has acquired the entire share capital of Angolan public coffee company Liangol coffee under a privatisation decision of the Angolan government. The Portuguese group, which has been in A...