NEWS

  • 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
  • News digest: Agri-food markets & production April 21, 2021 - GLOBAL World of Fresh Ideas On 26-27 May, Fruitnet will be live and online to host “World of Fresh Ideas”, a learning and networking event for the global fresh fruit and vegetable business. Four programme tracks offer talks, interviews and interactive discussions with experts from across the international fresh produce business. Organised by Fruitnet in… Read more
  • News digest: Agri-food markets and production March 18, 2021 - Global Organic farming is still gaining ground Global organic agriculture is progressing in small steps again in 2019, with a 1.6% increase in the global surface area – an additional 1.1 million hectares (ha) – to 72.3 million ha (including land under conversion), with Oceania in the lead, in fact Australia (nearly 50%), followed by… Read more
  • Tanzania: Partnership for horticultural training programme February 17, 2021 - Four partners building a Horticulture Practical Training Programme COLEACP is working with the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) towards an accredited Horticulture Practical Training Programme in Tanzania. A recent working meeting was held for the partnership members and the team… Read more
  • Calendar: Trade fairs January–June 2021 January 18, 2021 - Here are some key events scheduled for the first part of 2021. In light of the Covid-19 situation, Biofach eSpecial in February is being held completely online, and most events plan to review the situation as the year progresses. Trade fairs EventTheme / organiserDateLocation Biofach eSpecialWorld´s leading trade fair for organic food (including fruit and… Read more
  • COLEACP signs MoU with East African Community December 11, 2020 - COLEACP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the East African Community (EAC) to support a competitive and sustainable horticultural sector in the East African Region. The agreement identifies synergies in four key areas of SPS systems: strengthening governance; improving operational processes; managing skills and competencies; and strengthening communication dynamics between relevant stakeholders, particularly to… 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
  • Tanzania plans refrigerated trains November 4, 2020 - On 24 October President John Magufuli announced the commissioning of 800 freight wagons, including refrigerated wagons, to help fruit and vegetable growers in northern regions that are served by the central railway line to ferry their fresh produce to domestic and foreign markets through the Dar es Salaam port (Fresh Plaza, 26 October). Read more
  • Training on HACCP methodology to Africado September 29, 2020 - As part of COLEACP’s Fit For Market programme, a Kenyan expert provided remote training to Africado, one of the biggest avocado producers in the north of Tanzania. The 5-day training on HACCP methodology, within the Food Safety and Hygiene theme, involved live-streamed sessions as well as regular homework for participants. Read more
  • Call for expression of interest Call for expression of interest September 25, 2020 - In the context of the COLEACP/Fit for Market (FFM SPS) : Strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary systems of the ACP horticultural sector, funded by the 11th European Development Fund, COLEACP is launching a new call for tenders concerning the provision of “Support to the COLEACP team for the implementation and monitoring of COLEACP programme activities in… Read more