Daily Archives: December 18, 2015
During his visit to Kenya’s Coffee Research Institute (CRI), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today urged Kenya to improve the competitiveness of export products through disease control and research as a way of promoting market access and productivity of agricultural commodities.
On December 11, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Benin.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in West and Central Africa: stakeholders meet for increased vigilance in the poultry sector
From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and Central Africa on risk management for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) along the poultry sector value chain. The meeting is jointly organized with the Government of Senegal as part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT-2) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and aims to finalize a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.
A key finding of the recent World Conference for Public Relations and communications in Emerging Economies (WCPREE) hosted by the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK)
COP 21 Agreement
The Norwegian Government approved 17 December that Norway will enter into an agreement with Kenya to cooperate in the Oil for Development programme. The aim of the programme is to build capacity and resource management skills in the public sector in developing countries. The programme provides assistance in the areas of resource management, environmental management, revenue management, safety and preparedness. It promotes transparency and measures to prevent corruption.
A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Amine Mati, visited Tunis during December 9–18, 2015 to review recent economic developments and progress on the Tunisian authorities’ economic reform agenda and learn about the reform priorities that underpin the authorities’ five-year economic vision. A Stand-By Arrangement in the amount of SDR 1.146 billion (about US$1.61 billion, 400 percent of Tunisia’s quota), approved by the Executive Board on June 7, 2013 (See Press Release No. 13/202), will expire on 31 December 2015. The authorities have expressed interest in a successor program.
160+ attend launch event in Yaoundé