• COLEACP supports entrepreneurs committed to reducing food loss and waste through innovative solutions septembre 29, 2022 - The 2022 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (#IDAFLW) is a call for all to pursue the efforts in meeting the target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030.… Read more
  • BIOFACH 2022: How the training on “Preparing and attending a trade fair” has helped companies to get ready for the fair septembre 12, 2022 - BIOFACH has been very fruitful for ACP horticultural companies. Directors and commercial managers were provided with a 2-week-long training programme to be ready to attend the fair. They were very satisfied with the knowledge gained during the training as it greatly helped with their preparation. Participant testimonials: “The trainer helped me to identify the correct… Read more
  • 2nd Biennial Conference on Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture septembre 9, 2022 - 2nd Biennial Conference on Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture: DeSIRA-LIFT co-organises two events COLEACP is the lead of the second service area of the European Union’s DeSIRA programme working closely with African research organisations towards the Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture contributing to sustainable agriculture and food systems. More specifically, DeSIRA-LIFT’s Service Area 2… Read more
  • The Fit For Market programme technical support towards HACCP system certification of Spices Rwanda Ltd août 30, 2022 - Company background Spices Rwanda Ltd is a whole dried chilli business in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, Rwanda. The company was registered by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in August 2017 under Tax Identification No. 107358351. Spices Rwanda Ltd works with different suppliers who produce raw chillies which they then sell to the company. The suppliers… Read more
  • Capacity building for plant health experts août 19, 2022 - A series of capacity building workshops for plant health experts (12 French- and 12 English-speaking experts) started in August 2022. The objective of the workshops is to broaden the pool of COLEACP experts capable of carrying out technical assistance missions and accompanying ACP competent authorities and other stakeholders. The workshops focus mainly on three cross-cutting… Read more
  • Celebrate young African and Caribbean entrepreneurs août 12, 2022 - The young people of today and tomorrow play a central role in transforming food systems to provide access to sufficient and nutritious food, and adopt sustainable approaches to address climatic and environmental challenges. There are 1.2 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 worldwide (16% of the global population), of whom nearly… Read more
  • EU and GB MRL changes in 2022 juillet 22, 2022 - Changes to EU and GB pesticide maximum residue levels Following the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), COLEACP’s monitoring of pesticide regulations now covers MRL changes in both the EU and Great Britan (GB), enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date. Note that EU MRLs still apply in Northern… Read more
  • EU and GB approval changes – April-June 2022 juillet 19, 2022 - EU and GB approval changes Following the departure of the UK from the EU, COLEACP’s monitoring of pesticide regulations now covers both EU and GB approval changes, enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date. The European Commission (EC) has recently issued notification of changes to plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the EU,… Read more
  • New procedure for notifying non-compliances to third countries in TRACES-NT juillet 19, 2022 - Some weeks ago, the EU sent out a notice to let third countries know that the system for notifying plant health interceptions (via email) would be replaced with a new system that uses the TRACES-NT platform. It is important to disseminate this information to all the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) officials that are responsible… Read more
  • Fit For Market Plus – apply now for programme support juillet 15, 2022 - In total, close to a 1000 participants attended six regional events and the intra-ACP official launch event for the new FFM + programme. These events were the opportunity to present the rational behind the programme, to detail foreseen activities for stakeholders from the ACP horticultural sector, and to explain how to access support. Funded by… Read more

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