12th May 2010: “Humanitarian Assistance and Rural Development in ACP countries”

The 18th Brussels Development Briefing on natural disasters, humanitarian assistance and rural development took place on 12th May 2010 (8h30-13h00) at Borschette Center.  108 participants discussed the Humanitarian needs and responses looking  at recent trends and challenges.  In fact, the earthquake in Haiti as many other recent natural disasters have highlighted the fragility of some States and the … Continue reading 12th May 2010: “Humanitarian Assistance and Rural Development in ACP countries”

Briefing “Land access and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities”: some reactions

What do participants to the 9th Briefing think about the discussions? We gathered some reactions H.E. Mr Ibrahim Bocar Ba, Ambassador of Mali to the European Union, chaired the first panel, which focused on "Land tenure and rural development: key issues". H.E. Ba shares with us his views on the theme of the Briefing. (interview … Continue reading Briefing “Land access and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities”: some reactions

Land access: farmers want well negociated land reforms

Marius Dia (ROPPA, West African Farmers Network) stressed that for peasant farmers, the three main justifications of land reform are: - The recognition of genuine land rights for peasant farmers; - The creation of a land tax system in favour of rural communities; - The response to the land needs of urbanisation and the country’s … Continue reading Land access: farmers want well negociated land reforms

How China delivers rural development assistance to Africa

The second panel of the Brussels briefing on “New drivers, new players in ACP rural development” focussed on China's role in rural development cooperation with Africa, Africa-China economic relations and the EU's approach to this changing architecture. Ms. Hannah Edinger of the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University gave an overview of ways that … Continue reading How China delivers rural development assistance to Africa