·Small Farmers Big Business at EDD 2015

As part of the 2015 European Development Days, the CTA in collaboration with GIZ, SNV, UNIDO and COLEACP will organise a side event on the subject of Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth. This event, which will take place on Thursday 04 June 2015 from 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM (Tour & Taxis. Avenue du Port – Haveniaan 86c, B-1000 Brussels; Room S6), is centered around the Small Farmer’s Big Business Partnership (SFBB), whose goal is to engage the private sector for sustainable development and food and nutrition security in ACP countries.

The event will consider different types of collaboration between the private sector, developing countries and donors to support productive growth, competitive innovation and capacity building for smallholder farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs. The discussions will also be centered around best practices and successful responses to trade-related challenges at national, regional and global levels.

SFBB was founded in 2012 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, COLEACP (Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee), the SNV Netherlands Development Organization, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. SFBB and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development are working together to reach this goal.



 Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary General – ACP Secretariat

 Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit for Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid

Apollo Owuor, Director for Agriculture and Corporate Affairs, KHE and member of the COLEACP Board of Directors (the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee)

Moderator: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA

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CTA at the European Development Days 2015

CTA is co-organising the following events at the EDD 2015:


Wednesday 3 June, 16:15-17:30 Room D3

Revolutionising data use to feed the planet 


– Thursday 4 June,  9:00 –10h15 Room S6

Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth



– Thursday 4 June, 12:30 – 13h45 Room D2

“Vanuatu and Pacific : From the “Pam” disaster to rehabilitation & sustainable development”


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