NEWS

  • Zimbabwe: Pineapple smallholders achieve organic certification September 10, 2021 - “The Trust is excited, ZimTrade is thrilled, GreenStone Foods is over the moon whilst COLEACP is looking at building on this success to help the Trust grow. What a journey!” William Zirebwa, COLEACP National Relay Zimbabwe   In August 2021, 45 smallholder pineapple farmers in Rusitu Valley, Chipinge, members of the Rusitu Valley Growers and… Read more
  • EU MRL changes for 83 PPPs in 2021 August 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
  • Africa Fairtrade Convention 2021 in Africa (Nairobi) June 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 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
  • 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
  • News digest: Agri-food markets & production April 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 April 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
  • Zimbabwe: New collaboration with HDC March 18, 2021 - COLEACP collaboration with Zimbabwe Horticultural Development Council A very productive dialogue between COLEACP and Zimbabwe’s Horticultural Development Council (CEO Mrs Linda Nielsen and Chairman Mr Stanley Heri) has led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and action plan. The agreement includes technical and capacity-building support through the Fit For Market programme to promote… Read more
  • News digest: Agri-food markets and production March 18, 2021 - Global Organic farming is still gaining ground Global organic agriculture is progressing in small steps again in 2019, with a 1.6% increase in the global surface area – an additional 1.1 million hectares (ha) – to 72.3 million ha (including land under conversion), with Oceania in the lead, in fact Australia (nearly 50%), followed by… 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
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