Briefing “From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity”: video material on line!

The video recordings of the 15th Briefing session (“From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity”) are now available! (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Presentation: Mrs Isolina Boto, CTA Introductory remarks: Mr Philip Mikos, European Commission Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Panel 1 - The domino effects of increased … Continue reading Briefing “From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity”: video material on line!

Secure tenure, proper administration and farmers involvement are key

As President of the Eastern African Farmers Federation, Mr. Philip Kiriro provide a farmers perspective on the current challenges linked to land access and tenure security issues. He pointed out that for the poor in the rural areas access to land is vital for food production and employment creation, since not only it helps reducing … Continue reading Secure tenure, proper administration and farmers involvement are key

Engagement and communication key to address climate challenges

Exploring ways to communicate complex issues across different stakeholder groups was a common theme of the speakers in the concluding session. Here, Ishmael Sunga (SACAU), Chris Addison (Euforic) and Oumy Ndiaye (CTA) shared their conclusions from the 4th Brussels Development Briefing. They touched on the lack of participation of local farmers, the importance of information, … Continue reading Engagement and communication key to address climate challenges

Low-input technologies easier to adapt

For the 4th Brussels Briefing, Rachel Berger from Practical Action gave a rich insight into the development and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies. She presented experiences of the work of Practical Action with low-input technologies in agricultural projects. Technologies are a combination of tools, skills, and knowledge. Successful adaptation to climate change must be … Continue reading Low-input technologies easier to adapt

Multiple stresses, motivations, stakeholders

Together with the European Commission's Lluis Riera, Mr. Olusola Ojo of the ACP Secretariat opened the 4th Brussels Development Briefing. Both commentators underlined the dangers of climate change, and the need to take immediate and effective action. The Brussels Briefings are an invaluable opportunity to bring multiple stakeholders at one discussion table. Mr. Olusola Ojo … Continue reading Multiple stresses, motivations, stakeholders