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Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Sixty-one heads of government and other top-level officials from African and European countries converged last March in Brussels, the de facto European Union capital, to discuss mutual relations. After two days of deliberations, they issued a 63-p...
EU seen exporting sugar to Middle East, Africa after quotas end NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The European Union, a net sugar importer, could emerge as a major exporter of white sugar to the Middle East and Africa after production quotas are lifted in 2017, eroding the market share of northern hemisphere refineries. The EU is expected to e...
Will Dacian Cioloş remain as Agriculture Commissioner? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 15 Hours ago
Dacian Cioloș, the current Commissioner for Agriculture, is a horticultural engineer by training and former Romanian agriculture minister. Cioloş became EU Agriculture Commissioner in 2010, having the support of France, through the selectio...
Mozambique receives fishing vessels from France NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 15 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Mozambique’s Fisheries Ministry has received five of the 30 vessels ordered by the Mozambican Tuna Company (AMATUM) from a shipyard in the French city of Cherbourg, APA can report on WednesdayFisheries Minister Victor Borges said the boats a...
Ethiopia: A Game Changer for Global Food Security NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 15 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
We are all too familiar with the many obstacles standing in the way of feeding the world by 2050, while facing both undernutrition and escalating rates of overnutrition. In fact, often the challenge seems quite daunting. But, despite the global food...
Chicken imports ‘stockpiled to avoid duty’ NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 16 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
CHICKEN meat stocks "are above comfortable levels" due to a ramp-up of imports ahead of preliminary antidumping duties being imposed on some of South Africa’s European trading partners. Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte said last Thursday that...
Kenya: Two officials face axe over chemicals in EU exports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Agriculture Secretary Felix Koskei has suspended two senior officials over fresh produce from Kenya with high chemical contents intercepted by the European Union. Although the Agriculture ministry did not respond to our calls, a memo seen by the Star...
ACP Culture: Linking cultural industries and the tourism sector NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 14 Hours ago
When was the last time you walked into a store or hotel or restaurant in Fiji only to see imported crafts, art and decorations? Or have you ever been surprised to turn over a carving to find a 'Made in Indonesia' sticker? Let us take a moment to t...
Value chains a critical part of Caribbean regional agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 14 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Value chains are fast becoming a critical part of the agricultural landscape, as countries seek to develop a competitive sector by linking farmers with end markets. While there are a number of guides for analysing value chains, research for the Te...
Scots mackerel to be sold to Africa to beat sanctions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The UK and Scottish governments will today unveil joint plans to open up lucrative new fish markets to north and north-east trawlermen affected by Russian sanctions. Industry chiefs have warned that Vladimir Putin’s ban on European food coul...
EU-Tanzania: Results with Minimal Financial Investment NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The Chololo Ecovillage project has notched up a number of successes, including delivering reliably good harvests without the investment of large amounts of cash. This European Union funded project is demonstrating that knowledge, not money, is oft...
Private Sector encouraged to lead cluster developments in the Pacific NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
A two-day workshop to review four cluster pilots undertaken in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu ended on Tuesday with participants clearly outlining the desired future direction of cluster development in the Pacific. The Regional Cluste...
The squabble over EU top jobs continues NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission's president-elect, must pick the members of the new European Commission. But international disagreements and the issue of a women's quota are standing in his way. European Union member states had until...
Fiji-EU: Cluster farming helps improve tilapia production NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been working with the European Union (EU) and the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests (MFF) in assisting smallholder tilapia farmers to improve production by working together in cluster groups.
Mobile payments: How digital finance is transforming agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
  It’s becoming increasingly clear that cash payment schemes are obsolete in the 21st century. At the recent Fin4ag conference hosted by the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation in Nairobi, GSMA, the apex organization fo...
Trade between two unequal partners - Africa and Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 18 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Sixty-one heads of government and other top-level officials from African and European countries converged last March in Brussels, the de facto European Union capital, to discuss mutual relations. After two days of deliberations, they issued a 63-poin...
How the EAC locked horns with the EU over the EPA negotiations NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Day, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The EAC (East African Community) partner states also belong to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), which entertains a special relationship with the European Union (EU). This relationship began way back in 1957 when the EU signed...
CARICOM to Benefit from €350 Million Under EDF NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The European Union (EU) has more than doubled its support to CARICOM countries under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), announcing €350 million in new support for the programming period, which runs from 2014 to 2020. The provision is a...
Mauritanian fisheries should contribute more to the economy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 20 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
  At first sight, Mauritania does not look a promising location for food production. The country sits on the edge of the inhospitable Sahara desert, with millions of square kilometres consisting of no more than sand dunes. The UN’s Food a...
125 million euros for EU fruit, vegetable growers NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 20 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
EU fruit and vegetable growers will get financial aid of up to 125 million euros ($167 million) to help them cope with Russia's ban on most Western food imports, which has created a glut of produce in peak harvest time, the European Commission sai...