Brussels Briefing n.56 “The Land-Water-Energy Nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System”

The Brussels Development Briefing n. 56 on The Land-Water-Energy nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and Concord was held on 3rd of July 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C. The Briefing discussed the Land-Water-Energy nexus and its implications … Continue reading Brussels Briefing n.56 “The Land-Water-Energy Nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System”

Brussels Briefing n. 55 “Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture”

The Brussels Development Briefing n. 55 on Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, Concord and BMZ was held on 15th May 2019 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C. It provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the … Continue reading Brussels Briefing n. 55 “Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture”

Brussels Briefing n. 54: “Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?”

The Brussels Policy Briefing n. 54 on ''Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?'' took place on 27th February 2019 (European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Alcide de Gasperi Room, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels ). Click Here for Webstream Twitter: #BBSDGS & follow @BruBriefings The Brussels Briefing 54 discussed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable … Continue reading Brussels Briefing n. 54: “Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?”

Briefing n. 53: “The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities”

The Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53 on ''The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities'' took place on 20th November 2018 (ACP Secretariat). It discussed the policies and actions required to support the next generation of farmers to increase productivity, better access to remunerative markets and increased use of technology. It also shared lessons … Continue reading Briefing n. 53: “The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities”

Agritourism Policies in The Caribbean

The international tourism sector is a vibrant and growing one, with 598 million international tourist arrivals in the first half of 2017 alone. This was an increase of 6.4 % in comparison to the same period of the previous year. The Caribbean benefited from this increase in tourist arrivals as the region experienced a 5.2% … Continue reading Agritourism Policies in The Caribbean

World Food Day 2018: The contribution of Agriculture, Tourism and Gastronomy

Small island developing states are faced with a hard fight against high food import bills. World Food Day 2018 highlights actions that can be taken by all stakeholders in the food system to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, which calls on the global community to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote … Continue reading World Food Day 2018: The contribution of Agriculture, Tourism and Gastronomy

Food safety in Africa: Successes and opportunities

Safe food for Africa’s growing domestic and regional markets, innovations to support food safety compliance, and responding to consumer needs and expectations. These issues were all discussed in a very topical debate on food safety in Africa. The 52nd Brussels Briefing “Food Safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa” marks an important … Continue reading Food safety in Africa: Successes and opportunities

World Tourism Day 2018 “Going Digital: Transforming Tourism and Agriculture in Small Island States”

Data and technology have revolutionised the way we live our lives. In developing countries, these tools have created new opportunities to improve livelihoods and create jobs in both traditional and emerging sectors, with exciting prospects for investment, growth and replication. World Tourism Day 2018 (27 September) celebrates Tourism and the Digital Transformation, bringing technology to … Continue reading World Tourism Day 2018 “Going Digital: Transforming Tourism and Agriculture in Small Island States”

Brussels Briefing no. 52  “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa ”

The Brussels Development Briefing no. 52 on “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa ” took place on 19 September 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels. This Briefing was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration … Continue reading Brussels Briefing no. 52  “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa ”

Leveraging Agriculture to Build Resilience

Briefing presents a fresh look at the potential of agriculture in fragile states, emphasising the need to support local stakeholders and focus on factors of resilience. A debate on the opportunities that agriculture presents for fragile countries has taken place in Brussels, bringing new perspectives from policymakers, practitioners, experts and the private sector on successful … Continue reading Leveraging Agriculture to Build Resilience