NEWS

  • EU and GB approval changes – October-December 2022 January 20, 2023 - EU and GB approval changes Following the UK departure from the EU, COLEACP’s Regulation Monitoring now covers both EU and GB approval changes, enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date on both regulatory frameworks.The European Commission (EC) has recently published changes to plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the European Union (EU). These… Read more
  • COLEACP becomes COLEAD December 20, 2022 - The process of changing the name of our organisation was initiated two years ago in a context of continuous evolution of the field of action of COLEACP and its partners. The choice of COLEAD – Committee Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development is the result of a participatory and iterative process carried out with the marketing committee of the… Read more
  • FFM+ receives more than 400 applications for support December 20, 2022 - By mid-December 2022, the FFM+ programme had received 445 applications for support (AFS): The largest proportion (37%) of AFS were received from Western Africa, followed by Southern Africa (23%), Eastern Africa (22%) and Central Africa (13%). Organisations in Malawi submitted the most AFS (66), followed by Nigeria (44), Cameroon (30), and Ghana and Kenya (both… Read more
  • COLEACP team attend OACPS Business Days 2022 in Angola December 20, 2022 - A COLEACP team led by Mr Jeremy Knops, General Delegate, visited Luanda, Angola, as part of the OACPS Business Days. The event, organised by the Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), aimed at promoting the economic transformation of OACPS states through industrialisation and private sector engagement. It was organised in… Read more
  • Papua New Guinea – Training of trainers and COLEACP’s Field Training Workshop methodology November 28, 2022 - The Fit For Market SPS programme, has organized a training of trainers for Hargy Oil Palms Ltd (HOPL). The objective of the training was to build on the technical and pedagogical skills of HOPL’s trainers to improve the training provided to the growers. Within the framework of its social responsibility policy, HOPL works on improving… Read more
  • Agrifood practitioners and scientific research are key to address the effects of climate change November 15, 2022 - Over the past decades, agriculture has continuously expanded and enhanced its productivity to ensure food security and food safety to the growing global population in an unsustainable way. This has led to the loss of natural ecosystems, declining biodiversity and increasing greenhouse gas emissions1. The global agrifood system, which includes food production, processing, packaging and… Read more
  • Successful collaboration with CABI October 28, 2022 - In 2020, COLEACP and CABI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on key areas of interest concerning SPS measures around the world. The collaboration, which ultimately aims to benefit food security among countries within the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, includes work on regulations and standards; technical assistance in the implementation of… Read more
  • New and emerging plant health challenges at IPPC event in London October 28, 2022 - Plant health is a key factor in any strategy to achieve food security, protect the environment and biodiversity, and facilitate safe trade. The First International Plant Health Conference, held from 21–23 September 2022 in London, aimed to address new and emerging plant health challenges, including climate change impacts, the risks associated with significant increase in… Read more
  • #WorldFoodDay: Agrifood SMEs and businesses contribution to leaving no one behind October 16, 2022 - The World Food Day 2022 highlights the increasing interlinkages of economies, cultures, and populations with its theme “leave no one behind”. Global health, planet and political challenges call for global solutions that include guaranteeing the access and availability of nutritious food, as well as reducing food losses and waste. These solutions should specifically be designed… Read more
  • COLEACP celebrates businesses and SMEs empowering rural women October 15, 2022 - The International Day of Rural Women, celebrated the day before the International World Food Day (on 16 October), acknowledges women’s significant contributions to agriculture food and food safety, as well as the rural economy in all regions of the world. Women represent, on average, 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries from… Read more