NEWS

  • COLEACP’s participation in the 4th AU–EU agriculture ministerial conference June 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 June 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
  • Disseminating R-SAT – COLEACP’s Rapid SPS Assessment Tool May 27, 2021 - Competent authorities of six priority countries On 22 and 29 April, COLEACP’s new Rapid SPS Assessment Tool (R-SAT) was presented in English and French to competent authorities of the six priority countries where it will soon be applied: Suriname, Uganda and Zimbabwe; Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. A presentation of the tool was followed by… Read more
  • Project to Develop Good Practice Guide for Capsicum Launched in Uganda May 21, 2021 - Private sector operators and public sector officials gathered virtually on 17 May for the launch of a project to develop a Good Practice Guide for Capsicum in Uganda – a tool that will be necessary for the sector to adopt if it is to regain its competitiveness in the European marketplace. The launch was officiated… Read more
  • Our team of national relays April 22, 2021 - COLEACP has long depended on a committed team of local representatives (“relays”), who contribute their wide-ranging in-country and regional expertise in each of the three African, Caribbean and Pacific regions, keep us in touch with our value chains “on the ground”, and enhance our networks. Meet the team! COLEACP National Relays AFRICA Burkina Faso Edit… Read more
  • Uganda: Agricado Farms gains certification February 27, 2021 - Agricado Farms’ 1-year action plan leads to GLOBALG.A.P. certification A year’s effort by the Agricado Farms team in collaboration with COLEACP’s Fit For Market programme has resulted in the company’s achievement of GLOBALG.A.P. certification (Option 1 – Single Producer Certification). Confirmed following an audit in January 2021, this certification will have a major positive effect… Read more
  • Agricado Farms’ 1-year action plan leads to GLOBALG.A.P. certification February 27, 2021 - A year’s effort by the Agricado Farms team in collaboration with COLEACP’s Fit For Market programme has resulted in the company’s achievement of GLOBALG.A.P. certification (Option 1 – Single Producer Certification). Confirmed following an audit in January 2021, this certification will have a major positive effect on the company’s ability to access international high-end markets.… Read more
  • AVOCADO ASSOCIATION UGANDA develops a three-year strategic plan February 2, 2021 - AVOCADO ASSOCIATION UGANDA (formerly HASHAU) has been receiving support from COLEACP to work on their governance structure and guidelines. In addition, board members of AVOCADO ASSOCIATION UGANDA have received coaching to develop a strategic plan for the coming three years (2021-2023), outlining a list of priority services which the association envisions providing to its members.… Read more
  • Training-of-Trainers in Ethical Production and Corporate Social Responsibility January 19, 2021 - COLEACP’s training-of-trainers in Ethical Production and Corporate Social Responsibility is taking place in two stages. Over 3 weeks in September 2020, online training was provided for French-speaking experts. Of 19 experts selected, 14 took part and successfully completed the training, which included practical exercises and group presentations. Participants attended from Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire,… Read more
  • Developing Good Practice Guides December 17, 2020 - During 2021 COLEACP will be providing a team of expert consultants to support national/regional initiatives to develop Good Practice Guides for horticultural value chains. A Good Practice Guide is intended to help all the different actors working in a particular horticultural sector to produce their crops and products under the best sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)… Read more
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