NEWS

  • 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
  • Fruit Logistica 2022 – it was good to be back in Berlin! April 28, 2022 - Meeting our friends and partners COLEACP represented the EU-funded Fit For Market SPS and Fit For Market Plus programmes at the trade fair, as well as the NExT Kenya programme. COLEACP DG Jeremy Knops meets H.E. Ambassador Tom Amolo EBS, Ambassador of Kenya to the Federal Republic of Germany The COLEACP team meets up with… Read more
  • New market study analyses trends and potential for ACP-Caribbean horticulture April 28, 2022 - The horticultural sector is going through a complicated decade in the ACP-Caribbean countries. This new market study, researched and published by COLEACP’s Market Insights service through the Fit For Market and Fit For Market SPS programmes, provides a detailed overview of the current situation and potential for development. The study includes a comprehensive analysis of… Read more
  • EU approval expires for three key PPPs – flubendiamide, spinetoram and spirotetramat – April 2022 April 19, 2022 - Key points The European Commission (EC) has recently issued notification of changes to 10 plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the European Union (EU), some of which are important for ACP horticulture. These include: Non-renewal of flubendiamide, spinetoram and spirotetramat Notification to the WTO of its intention to renew the approval of bifenzate How will… Read more
  • DEFIA Programme: First stage of training-of-trainers in Benin’s pineapple sector April 15, 2022 - In Cotonou during March, our expert trainers and relays in Benin took part in the first stage of training on agroecological pineapple production. This three-stage training-of-trainers is organised through the project “Support to the agroecological transition of the pineapple sector in Benin”, within the framework of the DEFIA Programme (Development of Entrepreneurship in the Pineapple… Read more
  • Summaries of the two first OECD-COLEACP Fruit and Vegetables Industry Sessions April 14, 2022 - In 2021, OECD Fruit and Vegetables Scheme and COLEACP launched the Fruit and Vegetables Industry Series to highlight the significance of the sector and to celebrate the United Nations 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (F&V). The series aims to share knowledge of both local and export markets and operators; enhance understanding of the… Read more
  • Summaries of the five first IICA-COLEACP Caribbean Agrifood Business Sessions April 14, 2022 - Within their collaboration to develop a more sustainable and resilient agriculture sector in the Caribbean region, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and COLEACP launched in June 2021 the Caribbean Agrifood Business Series aimed at showcasing innovations and successes of Caribbean farmer-led businesses and SMEs. 5 sessions have been held gathering more than… Read more
  • UNIDO Senegal: Agri-food accounting as a decision-making tool April 13, 2022 - In March, 18 participants took part in a training course in Ziguinchor, Senegal on “Agri-food accounting as a decision-making tool”. The participants represented 17 companies, plus a teacher from the Lycée Technique Agricole Émile Badiane (LTAEB). The training was a follow-up to earlier courses on market requirements and commercial negotiation, organised by COLEACP in Casamance… Read more