• Unlocking business opportunities with David Foli Ayivor: FFM+ in action at AASW8 side events May 26, 2023 - On Wednesday 7 June, 14h00-16h00 UTC+2, David Foli Ayivor will present his business during a side event on Unlocking business opportunities for young entrepreneurs organised by FARA, the COLEAD, YPARD and GFAR at the 8th African Agribusiness and Science Week (AASW8). The session will be held online and on-site in Durban, South Africa. Online participants… Read more
  • Boosting intra-Africa trade: the agricultural midstream in the value chain – FFM+ in action at AASW8 side events May 23, 2023 - As the link between the primary production of crops and the final stage of consumption, the agricultural midstream sector has a great potential to drive intra-African trade. It includes the processing, storage, and transportation of agricultural products, and it plays a crucial role in improving their quality, and making them marketable. This also contributes to… Read more
  • Entrepreneurial success stories to inspire you May 22, 2023 - COLEACP became COLEAD – Committee linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development – a step towards focus on accompanying agriculture entrepreneurs who are making a difference. BIOFACH 2023 was a great opportunity for COLEAD to listen to people’s journeys and success stories. We had the chance to hear from some inspiring entrepreneurs (women, men, and youth) who are making their… Read more
  • Together in Rome to meet the challenges of plant health May 22, 2023 - The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its 17th face-to-face session from 27–31 March 2023 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The event was attended by approximately 400 participants from national and regional plant protection organisations, as well as other partner organisations of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), including COLEAD. Complimentary to the CPM-17… Read more
  • (Re-)Discover the producers’ and SMEs innovations in agroecology presented at the PAFO-COLEAD Innovations Session n°13 May 17, 2023 - On 10 May, COLEAD and PAFO convened the Innovations Session n°13 that focused on producers’ and SMEs innovations in agroecology for sustainable agrifood systems. Four inspiring farmers and entrepreneurs presented how their agrifood activities and businesses support agroecology and sustainability. The first panel was followed by the presentations of two African support organisations and of… Read more
  • Fall armyworm: effective, sustainable, and affordable control solutions are needed for this devastating pest in Africa May 17, 2023 - The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is an emerging insect pest that was first recorded in West Africa in 2016. FAW attacks more than 80 plant species, with a strong preference for maize, one of the most widely produced and consumed cereals in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its introduction, the distribution of FAW has been expanding… Read more
  • Unlocking business opportunities for young entrepreneurs: FFM+ in Action at AASW8 Side Events May 17, 2023 - About 11 million young Africans enter every year the labour force which continuously adds pressure to local economies and food systems. Many young farmers and agri-entrepreneurs are innovators and risk-takers but lack access to market. There is an urgent need to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially in rural areas, to ensure that youth can establish… Read more
  • OECD-COLEAD session on the impact of climate change on fruit and vegetables May 11, 2023 - Climate change is a major concern to the agricultural sector with effects on the quality of fruit and vegetables that could undermine, or reverse progress made in recent decades in terms of food security and safety. In this context, it is key to adapt and find solutions to the challenges linked to climate change to… Read more
  • PAFO-COLEAD Innovations Session on Agroecology: Join us on 10 May 2023 April 24, 2023 - The 13th session of the Innovations Series on the theme of Producers’ and SMEs Innovations in Agroecology for Sustainable Agrifood Systems, will be hosted online via Zoom on Wednesday 10 May from 12:00-14:00 UTC. Live interpretation for the session will be available in English, French and Portuguese. Join us and register for this event by… Read more
  • COLEAD: a network and a toolbox April 11, 2023 - The development of a sustainable global food system is crucial to meet the challenges of reducing poverty and inequality, ensuring food security for all and protecting our planet. COLEAD aims to contribute to the agricultural sector’s transition towards more sustainable agri-food systems adapted to local contexts. COLEAD is a network of companies, professional organisations, experts,… Read more

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