áfrica se encuentra en una trayectoria de desarrollo, con un crecimiento promedio de la economía del 5 % anual y una clase media en expansión.
El potencial agrícola de áfrica está muy desaprovechado. Aproximadamente el 60 % de la superficie arable no cultivada del mundo se encuentra en el áfrica subsahariana. Algunos países cuentan con un sector agrícola, minorista y de fabricación de alimentos bien consolidado, que abastece tanto el mercados nacional como el internacional.
El acceso a los mercados crea una necesidad inmediata de elaboración de normas alimentarias —incluidas las relativas a la inocuidad de los alimentos— basadas en principios científicos, que permitan el comercio interior, regional e internacional de alimentos y aseguren el papel de áfrica en el comercio alimentario mundial.
La Comisión del Codex Alimentarius ofrece una solución para liberar el potencial de aumento del consumo de alimentos y crecimiento económico y responder a la necesidad de un nuevo acceso al mercado alimentario para los Estados Miembros del CCAFRICA.
Guinea launched its Codex Trust Fund 2 project at a workshop held on 14 and 15 May 2019, which was marked by the presence of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and SMEs, the Minister's Adviser on responsibility for Quality and Innovation, the DG of the Guinean Institute for Standardization and Metrology, the President of the National Codex Committee and the participation of the relevant ministerial departments (health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, environment, trade, finance, cooperation) as well as [...]
Over 700 delegates have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for The First International Food Safety Conference, hosted jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union (AU).
Government leaders, senior policy makers, and representatives from international organizations, civil society and the private sector, will identify key actions and strategies to address current and future challenges to food safety globally; and to strengthen commitment at the highest political level to [...]
“Codex provides a real opportunity for collaboration but what does it actually mean to engage in a collaborative negotiation?”
This was the question posed by Susan Coleman, trainer and coach as a negotiations workshop running from 11-14 December 2018 got underway in Accra, Ghana for 26 members of the Ghana Standards Authority. The four-day programme is part of a Codex Trust Fund (CTF) project to build national capacity for effective engagement in Codex.
Mr Kofi Nagetey, Deputy Director General of the Ghana [...]
Burkina Faso launched its Codex Trust Fund 2 project in a workshop held on 12 October 2018 with the participation of different sectors involved in food safety and nutrition representing governmental and non-governmental structures, civil society as well as technical and financial partners. The country is now among the eight African countries to benefit from the Codex Trust Fund 2, following a call for applications. The project that will be implemented for three years, from 2018 to 2021, is intended [...]
A workshop organised by?the European Union?"Better Training for Safer Food" initiative took place in September 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Codex members of the African Region. The aim of the workshop was to provide the necessary tools to be effective delegates in Codex.
In line with the strong and positive message of Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission, Barbara Moretti, of the EU Codex Team, said that this was also an excellent opportunity to reinforce cooperation and [...]
Experts from six African countries attended a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year, to build national capacity on foresight related to food safety and ultimately to launch a process to better identify and prepare for food safety issues.
The workshop, designed by FAO familiarized participants with foresight techniques that will enable them to reflect on the changing nature of food safety within food systems and support the identification of emerging food safety issues in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and [...]
Kampala, Uganda 7 June 2018
Speaking at the national stakeholders meeting for players in the meat value chain, at the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), as part of the celebrations to mark support for a World Food Safety Day, former chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Ms Awilo Ochieng Pernet, commended UNBS for its work in ensuring compliance to food safety standards and called on sector players to ensure compliance to standards.
“Food safety must be on the political agenda because [...]
A workshop held 11-12 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya is providing participants from COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) with a science-based approach for risk assessment and management of mycotoxins.
Mycotoxin contamination of food commodities poses major challenges to both public health and trade. While it remains a global problem, this is particularly relevant in some regions of the world where dietary exposure to mycotoxins is still unacceptably high. Effective national and regional programmes for reducing mycotoxins contamination require [...]
In October 2017?Steve Mambu,?Laboratory Director at the?National Standards Laboratory in the?Ministry of Commerce and Industry spoke about the launch of the National Codex Committee in Liberia.
At a recent Codex workshop in Nairobi we caught up with Steve again and asked him for an update on progress.
In Liberia food standards are key to facilitating trade.
Steve: As a result of the assessment of the food safety situation in Liberia, it was recommended we establish a food law.?So I can tell you we [...]
The two-day Regional Technical Workshop for National Codex Contact Points held in Nairobi, Kenya 6-7 February 2018 brought together participants from close to 25 African countries. Staff from the Codex Secretariat delivered a training course to help staff working in national Codex systems participate in the Codex international standard-setting environment.? Participants learnt how to navigate the?new Codex website and worked with online web tools such as the Online Registration System (ORS); the Online Commenting System (OCS); and the Digital platform [...]
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