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Brussels Briefing: Linking food, geography and people

Geography of food: reconnecting with origin in the food system

The next Brussels Development Briefing will tackle the topic of 'Food, geography and traditions: Protecting agricultural traditional products', by looking at the challenges and opportunities for protecting traditional knowledge and registered agricultural products in a sustainable way.

Aquaculture, otherwise known as fish farming, is the controlled cultivation of freshwater and saltwater animals or plants. The aquaculture sector overall is highly diverse and fragmented, ranging from smallholder ponds in Africa providing a few kilos of fish per year to international companies with annual turnover in excess of US$1 billion.

A Brussels Development Briefing, on the topic 'Drivers of success for agricultural transformation in Africa', was organized by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA) on the 2nd of October 2013, 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.