NEWS

  • The Fit For Market SPS programme support to strengthen the national SPS systems of Suriname December 8, 2022 - On 24 May 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (Ministerie van Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visserij – LVV) of the Republic of Suriname, in collaboration with COLEACP and CAHFSA, organised a 1-day workshop in the capital Paramaribo entitled “Eggplant R-SAT Validation”. The workshop was attended by key representatives from the public and private… Read more
  • Agrifood practitioners and scientific research are key to address the effects of climate change November 15, 2022 - Over the past decades, agriculture has continuously expanded and enhanced its productivity to ensure food security and food safety to the growing global population in an unsustainable way. This has led to the loss of natural ecosystems, declining biodiversity and increasing greenhouse gas emissions1. The global agrifood system, which includes food production, processing, packaging and… Read more
  • Successful collaboration with CABI October 28, 2022 - In 2020, COLEACP and CABI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on key areas of interest concerning SPS measures around the world. The collaboration, which ultimately aims to benefit food security among countries within the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, includes work on regulations and standards; technical assistance in the implementation of… Read more
  • New and emerging plant health challenges at IPPC event in London October 28, 2022 - Plant health is a key factor in any strategy to achieve food security, protect the environment and biodiversity, and facilitate safe trade. The First International Plant Health Conference, held from 21–23 September 2022 in London, aimed to address new and emerging plant health challenges, including climate change impacts, the risks associated with significant increase in… Read more
  • IICA-COLEACP Caribbean Agrifood Business Session n°6 October 28, 2022 - This series of events focuses on innovations and successes of Caribbean farmer-led businesses and SMEs. The events are organised by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and COLEACP. Sustainable agriculture, good practices, bioeconomy, trade, food safety and quality, resilience, and the link between agriculture and tourism are some of the key focus areas… Read more
  • #WorldFoodDay: Agrifood SMEs and businesses contribution to leaving no one behind October 16, 2022 - The World Food Day 2022 highlights the increasing interlinkages of economies, cultures, and populations with its theme “leave no one behind”. Global health, planet and political challenges call for global solutions that include guaranteeing the access and availability of nutritious food, as well as reducing food losses and waste. These solutions should specifically be designed… Read more
  • COLEACP celebrates businesses and SMEs empowering rural women October 15, 2022 - The International Day of Rural Women, celebrated the day before the International World Food Day (on 16 October), acknowledges women’s significant contributions to agriculture food and food safety, as well as the rural economy in all regions of the world. Women represent, on average, 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries from… Read more
  • EU and GB MRL changes in 2022 – July – September 2022 October 7, 2022 - Changes to EU and GB pesticide maximum residue levels Following the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), COLEACP’s monitoring of pesticide regulations now covers MRL changes in both the EU and Great Britan (GB), enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date. Note that EU MRLs still apply in Northern… Read more
  • EU and GB approval changes – July-September 2022 October 5, 2022 - EU and GB approval changes Following the UK departure from the EU, COLEACP’s Regulation Monitoring now covers both EU and GB approval changes, enabling us to keep COLEACP members and partner-beneficiaries up-to-date on both regulatory frameworks. The European Commission (EC) has recently published changes to plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the European Union (EU).… Read more
  • COLEACP supports entrepreneurs committed to reducing food loss and waste through innovative solutions September 29, 2022 - The 2022 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (#IDAFLW) is a call for all to pursue the efforts in meeting the target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030.… Read more