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09 June 2009

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CTA MEDIA4DEV SEMINAR

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WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, 25 May 2009 – What is the media’s role in development and how can they take a more meaningful part in helping rural communities in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to achieve the millennium development goals? These are the core issues to be addressed in Brussels, Belgium from 12 to 16 October, when the ACP/EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), together with its partners, will host an international seminar on the "Role of the media in agricultural development in ACP countries".

More specifically, the seminar aims to:
• Contribute to preparing strategies for building the capacity of the media with regard to access and dissemination of information on key issues for the ACP agricultural sector;
• Strengthen communication links between the media and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector;
• Contribute to the identification of programmes to support the media.

Registration and a Call for Papers have been launched via the Seminar website at http://annualseminar2009.cta.int Prior to the seminar, an e-discussion will encourage an exchange of ideas on the topics to be debated.

The Annual Seminars are CTA’s premier meeting, bringing together a wide range of experts to focus on priority ACP topics on agricultural and rural development selected in consultation with our partners. The seminars help CTA and its partners to formulate information and communication strategies and activities on these topics.

For more information on the Seminar, please visit the seminar website.


Contact
Mr André Vugayabagabo
+31 317 467 158
Email: vuga@cta.int
08 June 2009

1st July 2009 - Brussels Briefing "The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead"

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on 1st July 2009 (8.30 – 11.00) and will deal with “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”.

This Briefing will discuss key issues on livestock for ACP countries and will review the role of livestock for ACP economies and the drivers of change.

The panel 1 will discuss the key role livestock plays in most of ACP countries in terms of livelihoods, economic development, human nutrition and rural poverty alleviation. It will also identify emerging challenges such as the recent trends on livestock food demand, the accelerated (re)emergence of diseases affecting animals and humans, the climate change impact and the challenges to meet market quality requirements.

The panel 2 will deal with future policy challenges and opportunities for the ACP livestock sector and public and donor’s support to stimulate regional trade in animal products. How can the livestock sector become an effective driving force in strengthening the regional market in animal products? What are the conditions under which ACP exporters can access EU and international markets? How to strengthen the complementarities between commercial and small-scale production?

For more information and registration, kindly contact: boto@cta.int or deblock@cta.int.

Read more: http://brusselsbriefings.net/

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