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  • 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
  • COLEACP–ECOWAS Cooperation Agreement December 11, 2020 - On 8 December, COLEACP signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Mr Alain Sy Traoré, Director of Agriculture and Rural Development of the ECOWAS Commission, said “Within the framework of this Cooperation Agreement, we encourage the continuation of the exchanges initiated between COLEACP and ECOWAS through the Fit For… 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
  • Integrated management for false codling moth control November 5, 2020 - Virtual training on “Integrated management measures for false codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) control” is being provided for both private sector (managers of packaging stations/production) and public service (phytosanitary inspectors) through COLEACP’s two Fit For Market programmes. 30 participants from The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe are learning more about the new EU Plant Health Regulation… Read more
  • Virtual training on “Integrated management measures for false codling moth control” October 2, 2020 - [COLEACP in Sub-Saharan Africa] - Virtual training on "Integrated management measures for false codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) control" is being provided for both private sector (managers of packaging stations/production) and public service (phytosanitary inspectors) through COLEACP's two Fit For Market programmes. 30 participants from The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe are learning more about the… Read more
  • COLEACP and NPPOs share the results of an internal audit system September 29, 2020 - A recent e-meeting with NPPOs focused on setting up an internal audit system, supported by COLEACP’s Fit For Market SPS programme. The internal audit system relates to support for the preparation and implementation of dossiers (systemic approaches) submitted to the EU’s DG SANTE, with regard to the requirements of the new EU Plant Health Regulation… Read more
  • COVID-19 – Update on trade and markets in ACP countries and the EU for horticultural products June 26, 2020 - Many countries have put in place special measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures, as well as changes in food purchasing habits, have an impact on trade. In addition, concerns are mounting for the health and livelihoods of the workers who produce, deliver and sell our food worldwide. COLEACP remains on… Read more
  • Digital training on integrated fruit fly management for the NPPO and technical managers June 25, 2020 - COLEACP's digital training on integrated fruit fly management for NPPO and technical managers of Gambian companies ended around positive feedbacks from participants. The training aimed to strengthen the capacity of plant protection officers and technical managers of exporting fresh mangoes companies in integrated fruit fly management measures. It also aimed to strengthen the capacity of… Read more
  • FIT FOR MARKET PROGRAMME IN ACTION : RADVILLE FARMS LIMITED December 20, 2019 - As part of its Fit for Market programme, Coleacp’s expert Ernest Muzukutwa is supporting Radville Farms Limited in setting up an internal training unit. Radville supplies COLEACP board member Wealmore with fruit and vegetables (mango, green beans, chilli, butternut and mini corn). Radville Farms Limited requested COLEACP support to improve the efficiency of its internal… Read more
  • Workshop with the Gambian NPPO to analyse their application for support and follow-up of the evaluation of the fruit and vegetables August 8, 2019 - Workshop with the Gambian NPPO to analyse their application for support and follow-up of the evaluation of the fruit and vegetables producing/exporting SMEs on GAP and sustainable practices Reminder of the mission Country The Gambia Programmes Fit for Market - Fit for Market SPS Expert Maud DELACOLLETTE, COLEACP Regional Programme Manager Calendar From 01.07.2019 to… Read more

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