Thursday, October 18, 2007

Advancing African Agriculture the focus of the second Brussels Briefing

On 17 october, CTA, Euforic, and other partners held the second in the series of Brussels Development Briefings. The first, on 4 July, looked at Rural development challenges in ACP countries.

The October briefing looked at issues associated with the recently-adopted EC Communication on "Advancing African Agriculture".

The briefing consisted of two panels: the first looking at the key areas underlined in the EC Communication; the second looking forward to issues of implementation.

More than 100 participants between ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of EU Member States, civil society groups, European research networks, researchers and development practitioners and international organisations attended the event.

The programme, presentations and video materials, speaker information, video interviews, and further readings are available at the Brussels Briefing website.