• 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
  • Afruibana webinar and White Paper April 21, 2021 - On 21 April, Afruibana held a webinar titled “Agriculture at the heart of the Africa-Europe relationship”. The event was organised as part of the presentation of the Afruibana White Paper on African Bananas, which aims to take stock of the past decade on the European banana market, and to offer perspectives at the start of… Read more
  • WEST AFRICA: WORKSHOPS FOR THE START OF THE MANGO CAMPAIGN April 20, 2021 - In anticipation of the start of the 2021 mango export campaign in several West African countries – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea and Mali – COLEACP partnered with the competent authorities in each country to organise workshops for discussion and exchange. The workshops took place between the end of March and mid-April, and… Read more
  • Group training on integrated management for fruit fly control in Cameroon’s mango sector April 6, 2021 - The group training aimed to build the capacities of technical managers of fresh mango exporting companies on integrated management measures for fruit fly control. The participants were companies registered with Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) and active in the country’s mango sector, specifically production managers and packing station managers. The training course… Read more
  • Awareness-raising for operators in the pepper sector March 3, 2021 - As part of COLEACP’s STDF-funded project to improve the SPS quality of Penja pepper in Cameroon to facilitate access to international markets, the project’s national coordinator has been organising last week awareness-raising meetings in the different production basins. These meetings aimed to inform the different actors (producers, nursery, etc.) about past and future activities. Many… Read more
  • Study in CEMAC on procedures for inspection and control of the entry, sale and use of pesticides March 1, 2021 - A diagnostic study on inspection and control procedures for the entry, sale and use of pesticides is currently under way in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC). Implemented under COLEACP’s Fit for Market SPS programme, the study was initiated by a request from CEMAC’s Comité Inter-Etats des Pesticides de l’Afrique Centrale (CPAC),… Read more
  • Cameroon: 2nd session of STDF/PG/593 project facilitator training February 3, 2021 - All this week, in Penja, a second training session is taking place for experts and strategic actors in the pepper value chain. This follow-up session aims to put into practice the technical and training skills acquired during the first session in December 2020. At the end of this training, participants will be able to play… Read more
  • IMPROVING THE SPS QUALITY OF PENJA PEPPER IN CAMEROON January 28, 2021 - COLEACP’s STDF-funded project “Improving the sanitary and phytosanitary quality of Penja pepper in Cameroon to facilitate access to international markets” held its biannual steering committee meeting on 28 January at the headquarters of the Penja Pepper Geographical Indication Group (IGPP) and online. The project, which began in October 2019, is now entering its second year.… 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
  • Stakeholder workshop for the “Guide to good SPS practices for the Penja pepper value chain” January 5, 2021 - We held a stakeholder workshop on 11 November in Penja, Cameroon to present the draft “Guide to good SPS practices for the Penja pepper value chain” to representatives of both public and private sectors, to collect feedback on the document. The aim is to achieve validation of the guide by the entire value chain. COLEACP… Read more

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