• Celebrate resilient African and Caribbean MSMEs supporting sustainability, growth and inclusion June 27, 2022 - With respectively less than 10, 50 and 250 employees, Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of most economies. They account worldwide for over 70% of all businesses and for more than 50% of jobs,1 especially for women and youth. MSMEs work with millions of family farms and contribute to securing food safety… Read more
  • Amendments to EU plant health rules for False Codling Moth – June 2022 June 16, 2022 - False Codling Moth (FCM, Thaumatotibia leucotreta) is listed as a priority pest under EU plant health regulations ((EU) 2019/1702). Unfortunately, as this pest has been intercepted on several host plants in recent months at EU border controls, stricter rules are now being introduced in a new regulation. It is expected that this will be applied… Read more
  • Amendments to EU plant health rules for False Codling Moth February 18, 2022 - The EU has introduced new legislation to amend plant health rules covering False Codling Moth (FCM, Thaumatotibia leucotreta). The new draft regulation has been submitted to the WTO for a feedback period, and will be applied from 11th April 2022. FCM is listed as a priority pest under EU plant health regulations ((EU) 2019/1702). Unfortunately,… Read more
  • What can COLEACP’s Research & Innovation department do for you? February 14, 2022 - On 25 January, COLEACP’s Research & Innovation department held a videoconference for members and beneficiary partners, to introduce the department’s wide range of activities and services. Regulatory monitoring tools: You can follow events at European and international levels via interactive dashboards and online databases, developed by COLEACP to support monitoring of regulations and rapid adaptation… Read more
  • News Digest: agri-food production, markets and trade February 11, 2022 - PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING Africa UEMOA attempts to respond to soaring fertiliser prices The Ministers of Agriculture and Trade of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) met in Cotonou, Benin in December to discuss the soaring price of fertilisers and their availability. This is a situation faced by most countries in the world, but… Read more
  • Message to our members and partners February 9, 2022 - Dear friends of COLEACP, On behalf of COLEACP and the team, we are pleased to send you our best wishes for 2022, and especially we wish you and your loved ones very good health. We are approaching this new year with cautious optimism, while launching an appeal to the whole COLEACP family to continue to… Read more
  • Amendment to the EU plant health legislation – applicable from 11th April 2022 January 31, 2022 - In August 2021, COLEACP issued a Flash Info advising of a public consultation by the European Commission on proposed amendments to the EU plant health legislation. The resulting amendments have now been incorporated into the new Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2285, published on 14th December 2021. These amendments concern the listing of pests, prohibitions and… Read more
  • Announcing a new programme: Fit For Market+ December 21, 2021 - Fit For Market, “plus” mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening the sustainability of the ACP horticultural sector From 2022 COLEACP will implement a new EU/OACPS-funded programme that builds on 20 years’ achievements to confront the unprecedented challenges – and opportunities – faced by ACP horticultural value chains today. This new five-year, €25 million programme – “Fit… Read more
  • News digest: COVID-19 December 20, 2021 - Covid-19 Europe EU countries move to restrict air travel from southern Africa over new COVID variant Concerns over a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa have prompted fresh travel restrictions in Italy and Germany on as Brussels considers EU-wide flight restrictions. The EC will propose to suspend air travel from southern Africa amid concerns… Read more
  • EU approval not renewed for four key PPPs and other changes notified to WTO December 16, 2021 - Key points Famoxadone is no longer approved within the European Union (EU) as of September 2021. EU approval was not renewed for acrinathrin, prochloraz and indoxacarb and will expire at the end of December 2021. The EU has also notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intention to adapt the conditions of approval of… Read more
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