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!

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 “Opportunities for SMEs in agriculture in ACP countries”: video material

The video recordings of the 13th Briefing session (“Upgrading to compete in a globalised world: What opportunities and challenges for SMEs in agriculture in ACP countries?”) are now available! (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Introductory remarks: H.E. Mrs Brave Ndisale, Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors Mr … Continue reading Briefing “Opportunities for SMEs in agriculture in ACP countries”: video material

Briefing ‘The role of livestock for ACP countries’: video material

The video recordings of the 12th Briefing session (“The role of livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”) are available (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Welcome remarks: Mr Marc Debois, European Commission Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Panel 1 - The role of livestock for ACP Economies and … Continue reading Briefing ‘The role of livestock for ACP countries’: video material

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

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

The EC response to the food prices crisis

Brussels, 16 October 2008: Speaking to participants at the 7th Brussels Briefing on rising food prices, Philip Mikos, Head of the Environment, Food Security, and Rural Development Unit of the European Commission's DG Development set out the main ways that the Commission is responding to the food price crisis. He referred participants to two recent EC communications: … Continue reading The EC response to the food prices crisis

Tri-lateral EU-Africa-China cooperation for the development of the continent

Taking the floor in the second panel of the Brussels briefing on “New drivers, new players in ACP rural development”, Mr. Uwe Wissenbach, Coordinator for Africa-China relations at the EU Commission, presented the EU approach to the emergence of China in Africa. In line with the presentations of his two fellow panelists (Mr. Wang and … Continue reading Tri-lateral EU-Africa-China cooperation for the development of the continent