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AFRICA: Do certified foods help African farmers?

AFRICA: Do certified foods help African farmers? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Food certification schemes are more prevalent than ever in Africa, driven by demand in developed countries, with a range of labels dominating the landscape, from Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire to organic Tunisian olive oil and fair-trade mangoes in Senegal.

 

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IFPRI-FAO: “Food Policies and their Implications on Overweight and Obesity Trends in Selected Countries in NENA”

IFPRI-FAO: “Food Policies and their Implications on Overweight and Obesity Trends in Selected Countries in NENA” | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

On December 17th, 2020, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) virtually launched a joint report that examines the implication of food policies, mainly trade and government food subsidies, on evolving nutritional transitions and associated body weight outcomes across selected countries in the NENA region. These countries are projected to hit alarmingly new obesity and overweight records within the next few decades.

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MIDDLE EAST & NOTRTH AFRICA: Internationalization of Tertiary Education

MIDDLE EAST & NOTRTH AFRICA: Internationalization of Tertiary Education | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As the first MENA regionwide report on the subject, this report was conceived out of a real need for data and analysis on internationalization, as well as a direct demand from stakeholders including tertiary education institutions in the region. Its primary objectives are to raise awareness on internationalization, to encourage its becoming a priority for institutions and governments in the region, and to stimulate much-needed regional policy dialogue on the topic.

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ICARDA: INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021

ICARDA: INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

ICARDA is giving the floor to five inspiring female scientists to share their thoughts on the reasons behind underrepresentation of women in some areas of science, as well as share their own experiences, challenges, and achievements as scientists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Find out who they are, the resources they rely on, and how they are transforming agricultural research for development across the world’s dry regions.

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FAO Water-Energy-Food Nexus Webinar series

FAO Water-Energy-Food Nexus Webinar series | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This FAO series — organized in collaboration with SEI and KTH Royal Institute of Technology — introduces nexus concepts and gives examples of current efforts and best practices in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region and beyond.

Session 1: Understanding the nexus and nexus challenges: examples from the NENA region

Session 2: Tools and Methods to find Nexus Solutions: Examples from Morocco and Jordan

Session 3: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach for evaluating the sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet: The Case of Lebanon

Session 4: The WEF Nexus on the ground: practical applications from the Maghreb and West Africa

Session 5: Selected experiences with WEF Nexus decision-making: applications in Jordan and Morocco

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Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports

Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of Tunisia’s National Olive Oil Board (ONH) has asked the Euro­pean Union to increase its duty-free olive oil import quota from the North African coun­try to 100,000 tons.
Cur­rently, E.U. importers can bring up to 56,700 tons into the 27-mem­ber trad­ing bloc with­out pay­ing tar­iffs, but Chokri Bay­oudh argues that this is not enough and said it is time to update the 20-year-old agree­ment.

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