• Successful agri-food African companies presented some of their entrepreneurial skills at the 12th PAFO-COLEAD Innovations Session March 20, 2023 - Four inspiring African entrepreneurs presented the range of skills that they have developed to build successful and sustainable agribusinesses in Africa during the 12th Innovations Session, organised by the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) and COLEAD on 15 February 2023. The online session was attended by over 215 participants from Africa, the Caribbean region and Europe.… Read more
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS DAY 2023 – Celebrate women in the agrifood sector! March 8, 2023 - Women are essential contributors to agriculture and the rural economy, as labour and production workers, as drivers of innovations and entrepreneurs, and as owners of farms, input supply stores, service delivery businesses and export firms. About a third of all global established businesses are women owned and managed (GEM. Women’s Entrepreneurship 2020/21: Thriving Through Crisis),… Read more
  • Change of maximum residue limits (MRLs) from the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS February 27, 2023 - A review of key Codex MRL changes in 2021-2022 Every year, the use of many plant protection products is affected by changes to permitted Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs). As a result of COVID, the 2020 review of MRLs by the CODEX committee on pesticide residue did not take place. In 2021, MRLs were changed for… Read more
  • AGRINFO – Launch of a new global agri-food information programme February 24, 2023 - Brussels, 31 January 2023: The AGRINFO programme launch was attended by 119 participants including Embassy representatives from 45 countries worldwide, alongside EU Commission Services and industry associations. Following an introduction to the programme’s evolution and its new information platform and dissemination tools, those attending were able to meet and catch up with colleagues and friends.… Read more
  • COLEAD member spotlight: Eosta, more than organic February 24, 2023 - Eosta is an international distributor of fresh organic and fair fruits and vegetables, with a focus on overseas fruit and greenhouse crops. The company operates worldwide, maintaining a close working relationship with more than 1,000 growers. Food transparency is at the heart of Eosta’s ethos. The company’s ‘trace & tell’ system, Nature & More, provides… Read more
  • Become informed, trained and assessed and make progress with COLEAD’s resources February 24, 2023 - COLEAD is a network of businesses, professional associations and experts committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. As a non-profit private sector organisation, our mission is to facilitate and implement action to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to the undertaking of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve this, COLEAD provides you with access… Read more
  • Over 400 companies have used the COLEAD Sustainability Self-Assessment System February 24, 2023 - The Sustainability Self-Assessment System (SAS) is a tool designed to facilitate, monitor and evidence the adoption of good practice that will enable producers and MSMEs become more sustainable, competitive and resilient. The SAS is one of the three pillars of the COLEAD sustainability approach, along with the Sustainability Charter and training system. The SAS has… Read more
  • Recap of 2022 publications by COLEAD Market Insights Department: 9 new studies and market profiles and what to expect in 2023 February 24, 2023 - The COLEACP Market Insights department translates qualitative and quantitative data into a deep understanding of markets, concrete initiatives for our partner beneficiaries that facilitate their B2B match making and decision-making processes driving their sustainable development. In 2022, 9 new reports were developed. Click on the image to access the reports : Market Study of Fruit… Read more
  • COLEAD at Fruit Logistica 2023: More meetings and contacts in a fair that was less crowded than before COVID February 24, 2023 - The 2023 edition of Fruit Logistica marks a return to normal after COVID and the delayed 2022 fair, which took place last April. This year’s show had a total of 63,470 trade visitors, buyers from over 140 countries and 2,610 exhibitors from 92 countries. However, in 2019 the show had over 78,000 trade visitors from… Read more
  • Freshfel Europe developing state-of-the-art environmental footprint methodology for fresh produce February 24, 2023 - As part of the work of the Freshfel Environmental Footprint Initiative, Freshfel Europe is developing shadow Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for fruit and vegetables. The objective of the shadow PEFCR is to create a state-of-the-art, standardised environmental footprint methodology for the fresh produce sector. COLEAD, through its Fit For Market SPS and Fit… Read more
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