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  • STDF Cameroon: Fifth training session on Penja Pepper for Bouba basin producers June 30, 2022 - The fifth training session on good production practices for Penja pepper was held on 9 and 10 June 2022, with the objective to develop skills and technical capacities of 27 producers and managers of Penja pepper. The participants were mostly English-speaking, from the Bouba production basin in south-west Cameroon. The training was supported by STDF… Read more
  • 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
  • Group training on good hygiene practices May 19, 2022 - In April 2022, two of our trainers, Mrs Holisoa RATSIROFONIRINA RAZAKA and Mrs Ahoua SORO, adapted our training programme on “Good hygiene practices” to focus on the principles of food hygiene, and to integrate Covid-19 sanitary measures. Traceability is covered by our training on food safety and traceability management. This training programme is now under… Read more

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