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  • Celebrate resilient African and Caribbean MSMEs supporting sustainability, growth and inclusion June 27, 2022 - With respectively less than 10, 50 and 250 employees, Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of most economies. They account worldwide for over 70% of all businesses and for more than 50% of jobs,1 especially for women and youth. MSMEs work with millions of family farms and contribute to securing food safety… Read more
  • IFOAM webinar on the new EU organic regulation – 27 June 2022 June 16, 2022 - Join IFOAM to the second webinar on the new EU organic regulation: Key Changes for Organic Producer Groups. When:27 June 2022 (15:00 – 17:00 CEST) on Zoom. IFOAM – Organics International together with FIBL, IFOAM – Organics Europe, and leading experts in the field are developing guidance to explain the implications of the new EU… Read more
  • Amendments to EU plant health rules for False Codling Moth – June 2022 June 16, 2022 - False Codling Moth (FCM, Thaumatotibia leucotreta) is listed as a priority pest under EU plant health regulations ((EU) 2019/1702). Unfortunately, as this pest has been intercepted on several host plants in recent months at EU border controls, stricter rules are now being introduced in a new regulation. It is expected that this will be applied… Read more
  • Call for experts on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Call for papers Africa CSA Biennial Conference (14-16 September 2022) June 3, 2022 - The DeSIRA-LIFT project, “Leveraging the DeSIRA initiative for agri-food systems transformation” aims at enhancing the impacts of the DeSIRA programme which supports the Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture. DeSIRA-LIFT is a 3 year project (June 2021–May 2024) funded by the European Commission (DG INTPA) and implemented by Agrinatura. COLEACP is the lead… Read more
  • Study Tour by Somali Bureau of Standards and Somali Agricultural Regulatory and Inspection Service (SARIS) to Kenya June 1, 2022 - Representatives of the Somali Bureau of Standards (SoBS) and the Somali Agricultural Regulatory Inspection Service (SARIS) will be visiting Nairobi between 23and 28 May. The aim of the tour is to reinforce the capacity of Somalia’s competent authorities to better understand the agricultural regulatory and standard development processes. Their objectives are to learn how standardisation… Read more
  • Fruit Logistica and Macfrut 2022– it was good to be back! May 23, 2022 - After a long but necessary delay, we were happy to represent the EU-funded Fit For Market SPS and Fit For Market Plus programmes at two trade fairs, as well as the NExT Kenya programme, and to meet up again with our members and partners. Numbers were up at Macfrut 2022 The international trade show for… Read more
  • Fruit Logistica 2022 – it was good to be back! May 23, 2022 - After a long but necessary delay, we were happy to represent the EU-funded Fit For Market SPS and Fit For Market Plus programmes at two trade fairs, as well as the NExT Kenya programme, and to meet up again with our members and partners. Numbers were up at Macfrut 2022 The international trade show for… Read more
  • FFM and FFM SPS recognised for improving the livelihoods of ACP producers May 20, 2022 - The external mid-term evaluation of the FFM and FFM SPS programmes was conducted between September and November 2021. The evaluation methodology consisted of document review, design, dissemination and analysis of a survey with a representative sample of partner-beneficiaries – 89 invited with a 91% response rate, and interviews with a multitude of stakeholders – national,… Read more
  • INNOVATIONS SERIES: Business Profiles of the SMEs showcased in the first 7 sessions May 4, 2022 - In November 2020, the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) and COLEACP launched the Innovations Series on innovations and successes of African farmer-led businesses and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs, despite the numerous challenges they face, have unprecedented opportunities to supply local, regional and export markets. Moreover, innovation is a driving force in transforming food systems,… Read more
  • Join us for your regional launch of Fit For Market Plus April 29, 2022 - In the framework of the development cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union, the OACPS and the Directorate General INTPA of the European Commission have entrusted COLEACP with the implementation of the new Fit For Market + (FFM+) programme. FFM+ has been designed and will be implemented… Read more
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