• 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
  • Understanding the new EU Organic Regulation June 24, 2021 - COLEACP organised an online workshop on 15 June to present the changes and potential impacts of the new European Union (EU) Organic Regulation 2018/848, which will enter into force in January 2022. The workshop brought together 80 participants, COLEACP partners involved in the production and export of organic fruit and vegetables. They were given a… Read more
  • Launch of COLEACP Rapid SPS Assessment Tool in French-Speaking Africa June 23, 2021 - COLEACP has developed a Rapid SPS Assessment Tool (R-SAT) specifically tailored to the context, activities and responsibilities of national Competent Authorities. This tool is designed to assist Competent Authorities to assess the current status and functioning of their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) systems, in consultation with key stakeholders from both public and private sectors. The… Read more
  • 1st group training session on good packaging and storage practices for Penja pepper June 4, 2021 - On 2 June in Penja, the first COLEACP group training session for packaging managers covered “Good Packaging and Storage Practices for Penja pepper”. This training is part of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) project “Strengthening the phytosanitary monitoring and certification system for Cameroon’s fruit and vegetable sector” (STDF/PG/593). After this training, participants should… Read more
  • News digest: Agri-food markets and production May 31, 2021 - GLOBAL GlobalG.A.P. launches consumer label for fruit and vegetables GlobalG.A.P. has unveiled its new consumer label for fruit and vegetables, GGN Certified Agriculture, to help foster trust between sustainable brands and consumers. GLOBALG.A.P. introduced the GGN label 5 years ago, firstly for aquaculture products, followed by floriculture products in 2017. Now fruit and vegetables are… 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
  • 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

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