'Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains' this is the theme of the next Brussels Development Briefing organized by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Concord. The event will take place on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the ACP Secretariat, in Brussels.
You candownload the detailed program of the event, as well as a briefresearch noteon the topichere.
The Briefing will also be available via webstream here.
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