• EU MRL changes for 83 PPPs in 2021 August 26, 2021 - Key points Since the start of 2021, European Union (EU) maximum residue level (MRL) changes concerned 83 plant protection products (PPPs; 59 in 2020). These changes refer to modifications compared to the previous regulation, and can be either an increase or lowering of the MRLs for certain foods.COLEACP identified 27 key substances used in African,… Read more
  • Africa Fairtrade Convention 2021 in Africa (Nairobi) June 17, 2021 - The 7th Africa Fairtrade Convention (AFC) will be held virtually in Nairobi from 22–25 June 2021, focusing on “Producers leading the future of trade”. The event is organised by Fairtrade Africa. AFC is a gathering of producers, traders, partner organisations, Fairtrade movements, governments and policy makers – among other stakeholders – to discuss improvement of… Read more
  • COLEACP’s participation in the 4th AU–EU agriculture ministerial conference June 17, 2021 - The fourth African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) agriculture ministerial conference will take place on 22 June 2021, co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the European Commission. The event will include four high-level thematic sessions, to be held in parallel, from 10:00 to 11:30 (CET). Jeremy Knops, COLEACP’s General Delegate, is taking part… Read more
  • Embassy’s Doing Business In Ghana Webinar Series June 7, 2021 - On 26 May The Embassy of Ghana to Belgium launched a new webinar series – “Doing Business In Ghana” – to promote business opportunities. COLEACP is taking part in the first webinar on 16 June at 11 am (CET) – Morag Webb, the Association’s Head of Science and Policy, will discuss “EU Regulations: Sanitary and… Read more
  • Afruibana webinar and White Paper April 21, 2021 - On 21 April, Afruibana held a webinar titled “Agriculture at the heart of the Africa-Europe relationship”. The event was organised as part of the presentation of the Afruibana White Paper on African Bananas, which aims to take stock of the past decade on the European banana market, and to offer perspectives at the start of… 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
  • Global Shea Alliance (Ghana) – Field Training Workshop on facilitation methods and tools March 26, 2021 - A Field Training Workshop for the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) aimed to develop participants’ capacity to transmit good practices in hygiene, traceability, crop protection and the safe use of pesticides to workers and/or small producers, as part of COLEACP’s Fit For Market programme. Held from 8 to 12 March, the workshop was designed for producers… 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
  • Support for NPPOs: Banana fusarium wilt TR4 in West Africa March 10, 2021 - On 9 March, COLEACP and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held a webinar with the FAO-led World Banana Forum: “Banana fusarium wilt TR4 – an overview of distribution and impact, and the essential biosecurity measures needed for West Africa”. TR4 is an aggressive strain of banana fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense… Read more
  • AGROSEAL LTD (Ghana) – implementation of a quality management system February 27, 2021 - AGROSEAL LTD is currently receiving COLEACP Fit For Market support to implement a quality management system that complies with national and international requirements. This collaboration includes capacity building and support for the Agroseal team to develop a procedures manual. Agroseal is a Ghanaian agricultural trading company with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetables (pineapple,… Read more

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