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Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Brussels Rural Development BriefingsA series of meetings on ACP-EU development issues

Briefing session n° 20:

Financing Agriculture in ACP countries

Brussels, 15th September 2010

8h30 – 13h00

http://brusselsbriefings.net


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Brussels Rural Development Briefings

A series of regular meetings

on ACP-EU development issues

since 2007

http://brusselsbriefings.net


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

  • Half a day ACP-EU policy-dialogue meetings held every two months

  • Targeting Brussels based development community: ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of EU and ACP Member States, European Parliament, civil society groups, researchers and development practitioners, international organisations


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

  • Aimed at sensitising, promoting information sharing and networking

  • Bringing different perspectives around the table

  • Multiactors partnership:CTA, the EC/DG Development and EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, Concord


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Holistic approach to rural development

  • Food security and food crisis

  • Trade and development

  • Environment and climate change

  • Aid effectiveness and rural governance

  • Migration and development

  • Health and safety in agriculture

  • Cross-cutting issues: gender, ICTs for development, research, youth


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Programme and Objectives of the Meeting

Ms Isolina Boto, Head of CTA Brussels Office

Introductory remarks

  • Lluis Riera, Director, DG Development, European Commission

  • Mrs Hélène Fiagan, Expert, ACP Secretariat

  • Michael Hailu, Director, CTA


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Objectives of this Briefing

  • To raise awareness on key challenges

  • To promote exchange of information and expertise

  • To feed in the debate by bringing various perspectives


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Chair: H.E.M. Abdou Abarry, Ambassador of Niger

Panel 1: Aid targets and donor support

This session will review the key challenges for

financing the agricultural sector and the major

assistance mechanisms at global and EU level in

support of the agricultural sector in ACP countries

and the achievements realized so far.


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Chair: M. Ishmael Sunga, CEO, SACAU

Panel 2:Beyond Aid: new financing mechanisms

This panel will explore the potential for new or

improved financing sources as well as the

opportunity for new innovative sources of financing

the agricultural sector.


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Conclusions:

H.E. Patrick Gomes

Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and

Ambassador of Guyana


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Target group

200 ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of EU

and ACP Member States, European Parliament,

civil society groups, researchers and development

practitioners, international organisations based in

Brussels and some ACP researchers and farmers

coming from ACP countries.


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Inputs/Outputs

AReader/Resources on Financing Agriculture

in ACP countries

Summary of key issues

Documents available online

Websites

Acronyms

Glossary

…To be complemented and further developed


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Online resources

Read presentations, consult documents,

listen to interviews, view videos, make

comments before, during and after

the meetings at:

http://brusselsbriefings.net/ (English)

http://bruxellesbriefings.net (French)


Brussels rural development briefings a series of meetings on acp eu development issues

Next Briefing:

Geopolitics of Food

17th November 2010

Centre Borschette


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