On 9th December 2009, CTA and other partners convened the 15th ‘Brussels Development Briefing’ - part of a series of bimonthly Development Briefings on ACP-EU rural development issues. 115 participants gathered in Brussels to discuss the impacts of the global food crisis on ACP countries food security.For more information visit Brussels briefings.
Improving Livestock Development In ACP Countries: The role of Science, Technology and Innovation in addressing the challenges to food security and economic empowerment.This policy brief outlines the major constraints to livestock development in ACP countries. It places emphasis on the need for building science and technology capacity and applying advances in science and technology to enhance innovation in livestock productivity, marketing and trade. It also identifies the need for improving the ST&I policy framework for creating the enabling environment to enhance the performance of the livestock sector and its contribution to food and nutrition security, trade and economic growth and prosperity.
This policy brief aims at mobilizing the ACP scientific community to provide knowledge-based leadership to safeguard and rebuild this vital resource for food and nutrition security and economic growth. ACP policy makers and regional and international donors are encouraged to increase investment to build the requisite ST&I capacity in ACP States.
ACP countries with their biomass resource potential are well positioned to effectively use biofuels for partially meeting their energy needs. The continued increase in the cost of fossil fuels - a finite resource, coupled with the cut in world market prices for sugar and other traditional export commodities have forced many ACP countries to seek innovative ways of meeting energy demands and diversifying agricultural production. This policy brief outlines various opportunities for using local biomass resources to reduce dependence of ACP countries on fossil fuels and to improve the competitiveness of traditional and non-traditional agricultural-based industries.
This article outlines various opportunities for using local biomass resources to reduce ACP countries’ dependence on fossil fuels and to improve the competitiveness of traditional agricultural-based industries.