• BIOFACH 2022: How the training on “Preparing and attending a trade fair” has helped companies to get ready for the fair September 12, 2022 - BIOFACH has been very fruitful for ACP horticultural companies. Directors and commercial managers were provided with a 2-week-long training programme to be ready to attend the fair. They were very satisfied with the knowledge gained during the training as it greatly helped with their preparation. Participant testimonials: “The trainer helped me to identify the correct… Read more
  • 2nd Biennial Conference on Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture September 9, 2022 - 2nd Biennial Conference on Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture: DeSIRA-LIFT co-organises two events COLEACP is the lead of the second service area of the European Union’s DeSIRA programme working closely with African research organisations towards the Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture contributing to sustainable agriculture and food systems. More specifically, DeSIRA-LIFT’s Service Area 2… Read more
  • Capacity building for plant health experts August 19, 2022 - A series of capacity building workshops for plant health experts (12 French- and 12 English-speaking experts) started in August 2022. The objective of the workshops is to broaden the pool of COLEACP experts capable of carrying out technical assistance missions and accompanying ACP competent authorities and other stakeholders. The workshops focus mainly on three cross-cutting… Read more
  • Celebrate young African and Caribbean entrepreneurs August 12, 2022 - The young people of today and tomorrow play a central role in transforming food systems to provide access to sufficient and nutritious food, and adopt sustainable approaches to address climatic and environmental challenges. There are 1.2 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 worldwide (16% of the global population), of whom nearly… Read more
  • EU and GB MRL changes in 2022 July 22, 2022 - Changes to EU and GB pesticide maximum residue levels Following the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), COLEACP’s monitoring of pesticide regulations now covers MRL changes in both the EU and Great Britan (GB), enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date. Note that EU MRLs still apply in Northern… Read more
  • EU and GB approval changes – April-June 2022 July 19, 2022 - EU and GB approval changes Following the departure of the UK from the EU, COLEACP’s monitoring of pesticide regulations now covers both EU and GB approval changes, enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date. The European Commission (EC) has recently issued notification of changes to plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the EU,… Read more
  • New procedure for notifying non-compliances to third countries in TRACES-NT July 19, 2022 - Some weeks ago, the EU sent out a notice to let third countries know that the system for notifying plant health interceptions (via email) would be replaced with a new system that uses the TRACES-NT platform. It is important to disseminate this information to all the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) officials that are responsible… Read more
  • Fit For Market Plus – apply now for programme support July 15, 2022 - In total, close to a 1000 participants attended six regional events and the intra-ACP official launch event for the new FFM + programme. These events were the opportunity to present the rational behind the programme, to detail foreseen activities for stakeholders from the ACP horticultural sector, and to explain how to access support. Funded by… Read more
  • COLEACP’s 2021 Annual Report is just published July 15, 2022 - Our new look annual report is available here. Get a quick overview of our 2021 programmes (Fit For Market, Fit For Market SPS, NExT Kenya, STDF projects) and our contributions to collaborative projects (with UNIDO and Enabel, among others) – and view snapshots of selected programme activities. The report also gives a brief summary of… Read more
  • Brexit : Les LMR de l’UE et de la Grande Bretagne divergent July 13, 2022 - Comme indiqué dans les précédents courriels infos-flash du COLEACP, suite au départ du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne, les limites maximales de résidus (LMR) pour la Grande-Bretagne (GB) ont suivi un processus de révision différent depuis janvier 2021. L’autorité compétente du Royaume-Uni a récemment examiné 48 substances actives afin déterminer certaines LMR du Codex qui sont… Read more

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