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!
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
Mr Alberto Portugal-Peres is an economist at the International Trade Unit-DECRG at the World Bank. He presents recent figures on the impact of the financial crisis on the world trade, which show a serious drop in ACP exports growth. He also gives us a view on the decline in FDI inflows to ACP countries … Continue reading Briefing on the opportunities and challenges for SMEs in agriculture in 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 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”
In his introductory remarks, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, pointed out the need to improve tenure security and a more equitable access to land since 1 billion people suffers hunger worldwide and around 80% of them depend on land. View Mr De Schutter's presentation (23'30").
The following sequences are available: Introductory remarks Isolina Boto and Dr. Hansjörg Neun, CTA Welcome remarks by organizers Klaus Rudischhauser, DG Development, European Commission Cecile Riallant, EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative Panel 1: Exploring the links between migration and rural development H.E. Girma Asmerom Tesfay, Ambassador of Eritrea to the EU Tamara Keating, … Continue reading Video material from the eighth briefing
CTA in partnership with the European Commission-DG Development and EuropeAid, the EU Presidency, the ACP Secretariat, Euforic, Concord and IPS Europe organized the 8th Brussels Development Briefings on 11th December 2008. The Briefing discussed the issue of : "How does international migration affect ACP rural development?". Two panels discussed benefits and challenges that migration can … Continue reading 11 December 2008 – How does international migration affect ACP rural development?
The following sequences are available: Introductory remarks Isolina Boto, CTA Welcome remarks by organizers Dr. Hansjörg Neun, CTA Lluis Riera Figueras, EC - DG Development Sir John Kaputin, ACP Secretariat Jacques Diouf, Director-General, FAO (videomessage from Rome at the occasion of the World Food Day) Panel 1: Rising food prices: trends and impacts Introduction … Continue reading Video material from the seventh briefing
Ndiougou Fall, President of ROPPA (Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations of West Africa), offered the audience at the July 2008 Brussels Briefing a farmer's organization perspective on the issue of 'new actors, new players". As recognised by Mr. Riera, the "enormous difficulties" that developing countries are facing leave lots of rooms for new … Continue reading Questioning the current development model