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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in gener…

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Opportunities for blockchain in agriculture

To discuss the opportunities and challenges for blockchain in agriculture in the agri-food sector, over 160 participants gathered in Brussels on 15 May, 2019 at the 55th Brussels Development Briefing organised by CTA, the European Commission (DEVCO),…

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Aug 21

Climate finance and support mechanisms for a resilient agriculture sector in West and Central Africa

As African agriculture is mainly rainfed, smallholder farmers and food security are vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather. Adaptation and resilience in Africa’s agriculture is critically important and has assumed a priority in policy discourse and development agenda in the continent. Increasing investment to support adaptation and resilience of agriculture has been identified as one of th…

Apr 2

Food and agriculture in times of crisis

On the occasion of the Launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2019, the European Commission – on behalf of the Global Network against Food Crises – hosts a high-level event on 2-3 April on “Food and agriculture in times of crisis”. It aims to mobilise co-ordinat…
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Mont des Arts, 1000, Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

Feb 27

Brussels Briefing 54: "Sustainable agriculture: Where are we on SDGs implementation?"

The Brussels Briefing 54 discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, examining the status of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the progress made with respect to Zero Hunger (SDG 2) on agriculture, food security and nutrition in ACP countries.  In particular, the Briefing…
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Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


Jan 24

Effective use open data and weather data to enhance agricultural productivity and improve communities' nutrition

Global Food Security Index (2017) ranked Rwanda the 88th out of 113 assessed countries worldwide. Also recent Health Demographic Survey (2015) has shown that prevalence of stunting among children under five was above 38%. Open data can be used in decision-making in tackling these problems.

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