• Rwanda: No more imports of maize, wheat, or soybean seeds to Rwanda octobre 15, 2021 - The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has announced that the country will not import maize, wheat or soya bean seeds during the next agricultural season and will no longer financially support farmers who buy imported seeds. This decision follows the development of local seed production capacity that would cover 100% of the country’s… Read more
  • EU MRL changes for 83 PPPs in 2021 août 26, 2021 - Key points Since the start of 2021, European Union (EU) maximum residue level (MRL) changes concerned 83 plant protection products (PPPs; 59 in 2020). These changes refer to modifications compared to the previous regulation, and can be either an increase or lowering of the MRLs for certain foods.COLEACP identified 27 key substances used in African,… Read more
  • Understanding the new EU Organic Regulation juin 24, 2021 - COLEACP organised an online workshop on 15 June to present the changes and potential impacts of the new European Union (EU) Organic Regulation 2018/848, which will enter into force in January 2022. The workshop brought together 80 participants, COLEACP partners involved in the production and export of organic fruit and vegetables. They were given a… Read more
  • Africa Fairtrade Convention 2021 in Africa (Nairobi) juin 17, 2021 - The 7th Africa Fairtrade Convention (AFC) will be held virtually in Nairobi from 22–25 June 2021, focusing on “Producers leading the future of trade”. The event is organised by Fairtrade Africa. AFC is a gathering of producers, traders, partner organisations, Fairtrade movements, governments and policy makers – among other stakeholders – to discuss improvement of… Read more
  • COLEACP’s participation in the 4th AU–EU agriculture ministerial conference juin 17, 2021 - The fourth African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) agriculture ministerial conference will take place on 22 June 2021, co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the European Commission. The event will include four high-level thematic sessions, to be held in parallel, from 10:00 to 11:30 (CET). Jeremy Knops, COLEACP’s General Delegate, is taking part… Read more
  • International Food Safety Day 2021 : promotion of companies from the Innovations sessions juin 7, 2021 - CELEBRATE WITH PAFO AND COLEACP AFRICAN MSMEs CONTRIBUTING TO SAFE AND HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL NOW AND TOMORROW! Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MSMEs) are responsible for producing a large share of the food consumed in Africa. They provide employment, offer opportunities for job creation and very importantly, contribute to food and nutrition security… Read more
  • News digest: Agri-food markets & production avril 21, 2021 - GLOBAL World of Fresh Ideas On 26-27 May, Fruitnet will be live and online to host “World of Fresh Ideas”, a learning and networking event for the global fresh fruit and vegetable business. Four programme tracks offer talks, interviews and interactive discussions with experts from across the international fresh produce business. Organised by Fruitnet in… Read more
  • Calls For Expression Of Interest avril 16, 2021 - COLEACP is launching four new calls for tenders concerning the provision of “Support to the COLEACP team for the implementation and monitoring of COLEACP programme activities” in Rwanda (ref. 211196); Dominican Republic (ref. 211195); Zimbabwe (ref. 211194) and Nigeria (ref. 211193). You will find below all information related to this service procurement notice, including the… Read more
  • Regional e-meetings on EU phytosanitary legislation, Brexit and more décembre 16, 2020 - During December, COLEACP began a series of regional e-meetings for National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs). The first was held in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on 4 December. It was followed by an e-meeting on 15 December for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries. The third session, for Pacific… Read more
  • COLEACP signs MoU with East African Community décembre 11, 2020 - COLEACP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the East African Community (EAC) to support a competitive and sustainable horticultural sector in the East African Region. The agreement identifies synergies in four key areas of SPS systems: strengthening governance; improving operational processes; managing skills and competencies; and strengthening communication dynamics between relevant stakeholders, particularly to… Read more

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