• COVID-19 – Update on trade and markets in ACP countries and the EU for horticultural products August 19, 2020 - Many countries have put in place special measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures, as well as changes in food purchasing habits, have an impact on trade. In addition, concerns are mounting for the health and livelihoods of the workers who produce, deliver and sell our food worldwide. COLEACP remains on… Read more
  • Six new Good Practice Guides – Updates September 16, 2021 - During 2021 COLEACP is providing a team of expert consultants to support national/regional initiatives to develop Good Practice Guides for horticultural value chains. These Guides are being developed, disseminated and kept up to date by stakeholders within each value chain. They are not COLEACP publications – they are written, owned and published by the professionals,… Read more
  • 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
  • NExT Kenya programme consultation meeting with the Machakos County Government July 22, 2021 - On 19 july, COLEACP’s NExT Kenya programme held a consultation meeting with the Machakos County Government through the Department of Trade, Industrialization and Innovation, to discuss the potential areas of support to the county through the NExT Kenya programme. The meeting took place at COLEACP’s Nairobi implementation office. Present during the meeting; Dr. Chagema Kedera,… Read more
  • COVID-19 virtual business survival bootcamp in Kenya July 12, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on international trade particularly on the fruit and vegetable sector in the ACP States. In order to support companies in coping with the crisis, COLEACP in collaboration with the African Management Institute are proposing “”Business Survival Bootcamps””. The aim of the bootcamp is to provide companies with… Read more
  • Kenya: Agreement to eliminate multiple fees on goods transported across counties July 2, 2021 - The cost of doing business in the country is expected to reduce drastically after the National and County Governments agreed in principle to eliminate multiple levies and fees charged on goods transported across counties. Such charges will be restricted to the county of origin, essentially saving traders and businesses from numerous CESS and other fees… 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
  • International Food Safety Day 2021 : promotion of companies from the Innovations sessions June 7, 2021 - CELEBRATE WITH PAFO AND COLEACP AFRICAN MSMEs CONTRIBUTING TO SAFE AND HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL NOW AND TOMORROW! Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MSMEs) are responsible for producing a large share of the food consumed in Africa. They provide employment, offer opportunities for job creation and very importantly, contribute to food and nutrition security… Read more
  • Nairobi: International Avocado Congress May 27, 2021 - The International Africa Avocado Congress – Avocado Africa 2021 – will be held in Nairobi on 23–25 June. The Avocado Society of Kenya (ASOK) organises the congress in collaboration with other regional and international organisations in the avocado value chain in Africa and beyond. The event, with the theme “Avocado Africa: A convergence of technology… Read more
  • A MoU signature between KEPHIS and COLEACP under the NExT Kenya programme May 10, 2021 - As part of its responsibility to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) on 7 May 2021 signed a MoU with COLEACP under the NExT Kenya Programme. This partnership will help KEPHIS to roll out capacity… Read more
  • NExT Kenya – Live update April 30, 2021 - Successful digital status event of the NExT Kenya programme On 29th of April, COLEACP hosted a digital event on its 5-million EUR NExT Kenya programme, funded through the EU to enhance Kenya’s horticultural exports. 150 participants had the opportunity to listen to our high-level panelists, to find out what has happened in the first year… Read more
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