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!

9th December 2009 – “From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity”

The 15th Brussels Development Briefing took place at Berlaymont on 9th December 2009 (8h30-12h30) on the question "From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity",  in the context of the new EC policy on Food security to be released. The Briefing examined the domino effects of increased speculation in food markets (How has the global food and … Continue reading 9th December 2009 – “From Global Food Crisis to Local Food Insecurity”

Briefing “ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?”: interviews of participants

  Mr Kole Odutola is teacher at the University of Florida. He emphasizes the need to concentrate the attention of the media on the people working in the agricultural area as they need not only mainstreaming but also support for growth. Professor Odutola questions whether the causes of the weak relationship farmers-media are due to … Continue reading Briefing “ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?”: interviews of participants

Briefing “ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?”: video material on line!

The video recordings of the 14th Briefing session (“ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?”) are now available! (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Presentation: Mrs Isolina Boto, CTA Introductory remarks: Mr Ian Barber, European Commission Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Synthesis of e-discussion: Mrs Susanna Thorp, Wren Media Panel 1 - … Continue reading Briefing “ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?”: video material on line!

12th October 2009 – ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?

The 14th Brussels Development Briefing took place on 12th October 2009 (14h30-18h30) on the role of Media in Rural Development. This Briefing examined the need to mainstream media in development and increase donor's attention to media as well as the challenges the journalists and media specialists face when addressing agricultural and rural development issues in their work. … Continue reading 12th October 2009 – ACP Rural Development: why Media matters?

Briefing ‘The Role of Livestock for ACP countries’: interviews of participants

  Mr. Carlos Seré is the Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute. He presents his organisation’s aim of using livestock as a development tool to address poverty and food security. He highlights the strong potential of this meeting to raise issues in terms of the difficulties and the trade-offs between developing domestic vs. … Continue reading Briefing ‘The Role of Livestock for ACP countries’: interviews of participants

“The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”

The twelth Brussels Development Briefing was held on 1st July 2009 (European Commission, Berlaymont Building) and dealt with “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”. This Briefing discussed key issues on livestock for ACP countries and reviewed the role of livestock for ACP economies and the drivers of change. Programme Key documents Sources of … Continue reading “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”

Briefing “Fighting against IUU fishing”: Report and Reader available

  The Report and the Reader prepared for the Briefing on “Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU): Impacts and challenges for ACP countries” held on 29th April 2009 give a summary of the subject as well as resources and references available online. Consult the Reader Consult the Report Read more about the Briefing "Fighting … Continue reading Briefing “Fighting against IUU fishing”: Report and Reader available

Briefing ‘SPS standards’: interviews of participants

  Relationship between private standards and the WTO’s SPS Agreement Mr Robson de Moura Fernandes (World Trade Organisation) presents the relationship between private standards and the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement. He mentions the development of discussions in the SPS Committee to date, how the issue emerged in the SPS Committee and is now … Continue reading Briefing ‘SPS standards’: interviews of participants

Briefing ‘SPS standards’: video material

The video recordings of the 11th Briefing session (“Meeting food safety standards: implications for ACP agricultural exports”) are available (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Welcome remarks: Mr Michael Scannell, European Commission Mr Guy Stinglhamber, PIP Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Panel 1 - Meeting food safety standards and the … Continue reading Briefing ‘SPS standards’: video material