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17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018
in (Ethiopia)
Organised byAcademy for International Cooperation (AIZ)


The training addresses the need of advisers and experts involved in rural development and natural resource management with the intention to better understand agro-pastoral livelihood systems as an integral part of a holistic approach to food and nutritional security.

From4 March 2013
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byCTA, EC/DEVCO, ACP. Concord and IFPRI

The Brussels Briefings are organised since 2007 every tow months by the
ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with the
European Commission, the Group of Ambassadors from Africa, the Caribbean and
the Pacific and Concord, the network of civil society organisations across
the 27 EU Member States.These are policy dialogues to increase awareness
amongst the Brussels based policy-makers and development community on key and
emerging issues related to agriculture and rural development
( [1]). These Briefings are a half-day meeting
with two panels followed by a discussion with the audience. The target group
is around 150 ACP-EU policy makers (ambassadors and technical staff),
European Commission, representatives of EU Member States, civil society
groups, European research networks, Members of ACP and EU Parliaments,
researchers and development practitioners, international organizations based
in Brussels. Register: [2]

Contact: Isolina Boto ( [3])

[1] http://capacity4more.acc/redir.aspx?C=feS82lzJu06d5RGOyw--T9ZdOolE389IwS...

From3 July 2019
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA

The next Brussels Development Briefing n.

From4 March 2013
Organised byCTA, IFPRI

The 30th Brussels Development Briefing will take place on 4th March 2013
(8h30-13h00) on the important issue of Agricultural resilience in the face of
crises and shocks, highlighting proven approaches and successes in key areas
of agriculture and rural development of ACP countries and other parts of the
The event will be organised by CTA in collaboration with the International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington.

From2 October 2013
in 1040 Bruxelles (Belgium)
Organised byTechnical Centre for Agriculture (CTA)

The next Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Drivers of success for
agricultural transformation in Africa ‘ will be held on Wednesday, 2nd
October at the Borschette Congress Center [1] (in Brussels).


From8 October 2013
in (Belgium)
Organised byThe forum is organized by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the US State Department, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, and the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Produce

The next Women´s Forum on ‘Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women
Farmers and Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and the Pacific’ will be held
on Tuesday 8 October 2013 during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2013
[1]. It aims at strengthening inter-regional linkages and it will discuss
the challenges and opportunities in the process of linking the smallholder
farmers to the local market as a strategy for improving investment and
agricultural growth in the region.


4 March 2014 to 6 March 2014
in H-1123, Budapest (Hungary)
Organised byFAO and the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development

Initiated by the Philippines and World Rural Forum, the UN GA declared 2014
as the International Year of Family Farming. Against this background, the FAO
and the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development organised a Global Forum and
Expo on Family Farming [1] to identify the various political, policy,
business and social elements that play a role in the complex environment in
which family farms operate. The overall objective was to find ways in which
economies and communities could benefit from the values that family farms
represent in food production, management of natural resources, biodiversity,
human relations and the preservation of cultural heritage. 


14 April 2014 to 2 May 2014
in (XX)
Organised byGlobal Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN); Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD)

The Global GODAN/CIARD Consultation on Open Agricultural Knowledge for Development will take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, between 22-24 April. Acknowledging that there are many more people interested in this subject than are able t

From11 July 2014
in 1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byCTA

*About the Brussels Briefings*

The ACP-EU technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA [1]),
the European Commission [2], the EU Presidency, the ACP Group [3],Concord
[4], and other partners organize *regular development Briefing sessions in
Brussels on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of
EU/ACP cooperation*.
The*target group*of such Briefings is the wider ‘development’ community
in Brussels (EC services, European Parliament, NGOs and networks, ACP group,
EU Member States representatives…).

*Objectives of the Briefing on Resilience and Agribusiness in SIDS*

To improve information sharing and promote networking, the CTA, DG DEVCO from
the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, and Concord organise bimonthly
briefings on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context
of EU/ACP cooperation. The Briefing on 11th July 2014 will address issues
related to vulnerabilities and opportunities for ACP small island economies.
It will: (i) raise awareness on economic challenges in SIDS; (ii) increase
exchange of information and expertise on economic and trade resilience of
SIDS; (iii) capture key messages from the Briefing for the upcoming SIDS
Conference in Samoa; and (iv) facilitate networking amongst development


From4 April 2014
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

The next Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Realising the Promise of Agriculture for Africa’s Transformation’ will be held during the morning of Friday 4 April 2014, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.