• 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
  • LINGFIELD FARMS strengthens skills on Good hygiene practices and traceability principles December 24, 2020 - Lingfield Farm is a family-run horticultural producing company with more than 120 permanent and 300 casual workers. The company was supported by COLEACP to follow a training on « Good hygiene practices and traceability principles » for the technical staff on-site at the company’s premises in Gweru, Zimbabwe. This training aims to refresh and strengthen… Read more
  • Regional e-meetings on EU phytosanitary legislation, Brexit and more December 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
  • Zimbabwean horticultural companies reinforcing skills on internal auditing December 10, 2020 - COLEACP organised group training on internal auditing in Harare from 8-10 December 2020. Food safety, quality and traceability managers of Zimbabwean horticultural companies worked on their internal auditing techniques and practices. Conducting regular and professional internal audits greatly contributes to the maintenance and continuous improvement of any quality management system. After the group training, all… Read more
  • Farm Fare Feeds’ action plan to reach GLOBALG.A.P. compliance December 10, 2020 - Assisted by a COLEACP expert, Farm Fare Feeds has developed a detailed action plan to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. certification. As a first step, the technical team of Farm Fare Feeds followed intensive training on how to implement and successfully manage a quality management system that meets GLOBALG.A.P. requirements.The post Farm Fare Feeds’ action plan to reach… Read more
  • EU approval will not be renewed for six key PPPs November 30, 2020 - Key points EU approval will not be renewed for six PPPs that are important to ACP horticulture: – thiophanate methyl – mancozeb – imidacloprid – zeta-cypermethrin – haloxyfop-p – pencycuron How will ACP producers/exporters be affected? Non-renewal means that these PPPs can no longer be legally used within EU countries. But it also has an impact… Read more
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