Talking Points Blog highlights – Great Insights, Volume 4, Issue 6 (December 2015/January 2016)

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    CSO-business partnerships - bringing mozzarella to the masses? Talking Points, Karim Karaki and Bruce Byiers, 20 November 2015 The Africa Milk Project (AMP), which partners the Italian civil society organisation CEFA with the largest Italian milk cooperative Granarolo, just won the first prize at Expo 2015 in Milan for best practice in “Sustainable development of small rural communities in marginal areas”. This rewards their work on the dairy value chain in the rural district of Njombe, Tanzania, along with the local producer organisation Njombe Livestock Farmers Association (NjoLiFA). The development politics of the Sahel: The slow delivery of a promised integrated approach Talking Points, Damien Helly, 13 November 2015 Finding solutions to the complex security and development challenges facing the Sahel region is not about the money or continuously multiplying the number of platforms that coordinate action. It is about political leadership and making informed decisions – and neutral brokers can play a role. For the next EU Global Strategy there are some lessons to learn. The Valletta Summit : A bond or a knot between Europe and Africa? Talking Points, Anna Knoll, 13 November 2015 This is part one of a two-part blog on ECDPM’s reaction to the EU-Africa Valletta Summit. Part two will focus on the EU’s new Trust Fund for African states that aims to provide the leverage for cooperation and funding for implementation of the Valletta Action Plan. Le riz : grande star de la conférence de Dakar Talking Points, Carmen Torres, 6 November 2015 La révision de la politique agricole de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ECOWAP/PDDAA) en cours est un exercice fascinant avec des enjeux majeurs. J’ai fait partie des plus de 60 personnes qui se sont rendues à Lomé le mois dernier pour participer à l’atelier préparatoire de la conférence « ECOWAP+10 » qui aura lieu en novembre (17-19) à Dakar et dont l’objectif est de réviser et éventuellement ajuster l’ECOWAP, 10 ans après son adoption en janvier 2005 à Accra.

    This article was published in GREAT Insights Volume 4, Issue  6 (December 2015/January 2016).

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