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23 February 2016 to 25 February 2016
in Jakarta (Indonesia)
Organised byDG DEVCO – Unit B2 Civil society, Local Authorities

The seminar has three major goals:  1) Clarify the concept of Territorial Approach to Local Development as an analytical framework that can be understood as the missing link between decentralization reforms and development outcomes. 2) Sharpen the understanding of the participants of the political economy of decentralization reforms (DR) in the region, and the conditions under which the reforms may lead to improved local governance (LG) and genuine local development (LD). 3) Recognize the opportunities and constraints that EU delegations may face in promoting Territorial Approach to Local Development (TALD), because of the context in which they operate, the demands of the EU aid management cycle and the aid modalities available to them.

29 March 2014 to 30 March 2014
in Shanghai (China)
Organised byAsia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES)

The objective of the 2014 International Conference on Food Security and
Nutrition (ICFSN 2014) [1] is to provide a platform for researchers,
engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the
world to present their research results and development activities in Food
Security and Nutrition. Regsitration is possible up to 20/02/2014.


From29 October 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
24 October 2016 to 28 October 2016
in Suva (Fiji)
Organised byEU Delegation in Fiji and MKS/ADE

Regional training on Budget Support modality complemented with Blending for
the Pacific 

18 July 2016 to 22 July 2016
in (Tonga)
Organised bySPC- Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP)

Pacific Agriculture Policy Project


In contrast to the lack of visibility accorded to Tonga’s Agriculture
sector in mainstream media, the Tongan economy attributes approximately 23%
of its annual GDP1 to the sector with over 60% of its population involved to
some extent in farming or agriculture based activities.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in its promotion
of country-level policy engagement, identifies several factors as
contributing to stagnant growth of Tonga’s Agriculture sector (between 2005
and 2012) which included outmigration of rural populations and an ageing
farmer population.

The Tonga Agriculture Sector Plan (TASP), presents the vision and priorities
of the sector to contribute to Tonga’s economic growth and sustained food
security in light of changing world economic factors, and climate change. The
TASP informs policy dialogue amongst a range of stakeholders from both the
public and private sectors. The TASP will also be the focus of donor
discussions during a roundtable coordinated by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance
in July, 2016.

Media as a significant stakeholder group in policy engagement amongst key
public and private stakeholders, is undervalued. In consultation with the
Pacific Islands News Association, it was determined that there has been no
previous capacity building of media in either Tonga or the Pacific region, to
either access information available on agriculture policy or to effectively
report on the sector.

In Communications for Development, Media has the potential to promote (as
well as attract)development aid and the impacts of development assistance, to
empower citizens at the community level such as farmers to effectively
contribute to policy dialogue, to coordinate and support information
dissemination by communications professionals and development partners, and
to support implementation of development assistance by making information on
this more accessible through to the grassroots level.

The establishment of the first online repository for agriculture policy in
the Pacific, the Agriculture Policy Banks (APBs) for each of the 15 Pacific
ACP countries by the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) is a key
mechanism warranting more effective exchange of information and national
outreach on agricultural policy.

1 December 2014 to 3 December 2014
in Port Vila (Vanuatu)

The 28th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu (Pacific) from 1 to 3 December 2014. It will be preceded by meetings of the three standing committees and the Bureau on 29 and 30 November 2014.

From14 May 2014
in London (United Kingdom)
Organised byThe Brooke with the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development

Launch of the Brooke’s new policy report -  Invisible Helpers: Women’s views on the contributions of working donkeys, horses, and mules to their lives”.

25 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
in Port Vila (Vanuatu)
Organised byGovernment of the Republic of Vanuatu and Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in Collaboration with Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO)

This event will be jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of
Vanuatu and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
in Collaboration with Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA) and the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO). 

The overall objective of this conference is to promote sustainable use of
local food by the tourism industry through stregthened intersectoral
policies. Overmore it will:

- Promote linkages between the agrifood sector and the tourism industry to
increase sustainable sourcing through an agritourism policy in Vanuatu;

- Increase the understanding and awareness of the current deficiencies in the
supply of produce along the value chain and the actions needed;

-Help to design inter-sectoral and inclusive policies which promote Public
Private Partnerships (PPPs) for improved local food use and consumption.

The participants will be Government Officials from Agriculture, Trade, Health
and Tourism Ministries, Private Sector, Chefs and Actors from the hospitality
sector, Civil Society and Academia. International and Regional partners will
share their experience. 

29 June 2015 to 3 July 2015
Organised byPAPP and partners
23 June 2015 to 24 June 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised by PACE-Net Plus bi-regional platform

PACE-Net Plus is the second project funded by the European Commission to
further strengthen bi-regional

ST&I cooperation between the Pacific Region and the European Union.

Many societies around the world face challenges in the areas of health and
wellbeing, food-security,

terrestrial and marine resource management, and the impact of climate change.
In the Pacific region, some

of these challenges are compounded by geographic and socio-economic issues
unique to the region.


 research, technological development, and innovative approaches all play
important roles in

assisting Pacific Island nations to address these challenges.