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Europe - Africa - Caribbean - Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP)

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Sustainable development of small rural communities Sustainable development of small rural communities
Total Budget: € 0,00 | Period: From July 2001 To

Summary

General Objective: Contribute to poverty reduction and food & nutrition security in the ACP countries

Specific Objectives
• Contribute to the strengthening of inclusive, resilient, and sustainable value chains in the agri-food sector
• Contribute to improving, from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, the agri-food products’ offer for export and for local and regional markets

Beneficiaries :
• Small producers and farmers
• Manufacturers and exporters of food for local and export markets
• Service providers involved in agri-food chains
• Governments & public institutions providing support to the agri-food value chains (50 ACP countries)
• Training & research institutions

Results:
Agricultural Sustainable Intensification in ACP countries - Market access - Food and Nutrition Security -  Safe food for European & ACP consumers - Resilience capacity at all levels of the value  chains- Inclusiveness of value chains, defending the interests and status of ACP small producers & SMEs 

Partnership

Europe - Africa - Caribbean - Pacific Liaison Committee - Belgium

Lead applicant

COLEACP "Aid for trade, trade for aid, 40 years working for development" Created 40 years ago as an association of companies trading in exotic fruits and vegetables, COLEACP has evolved into an organisation that is supporting the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries. COLEACP became, ahead of its time, a public-private partnership (PPP), and is now a provider of multiple services to the international fruit and vegetable industry covering R&D, market intelligence, technical assistance, training, and advocacy, among others.

The Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid - Belgium

Initiative partner

The Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid is responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. EuropeAid reinforces the ability of the EU to design state-of-the-art development policy for all developing countries, and enhances policy coherence for development while further improving implementation and delivery mechanisms. It also defines the future development policy drawing from the objectives of the EU's Green Paper on development policy and contributes to global challenges ahead. Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid plays a leading role in the international debate for development involving donors, international institutions, developing and emerging countries and non State actors.

Eastern Africa Farmers Federation - Kenya

Initiative partner

EAFF is a non-political, non-profit and a democratic apex organisation of all Framers of Eastern Africa. Its role is to voice legitimate concerns and interests of farmers of the region with the aim of enhancing regional cohesiveness and social-economic status of the farmers. The Federation, apart from voicing views and demands of the farmers on crosscutting issues will also endeavour to promote regional integration of the farmers through trade and good neighbourliness.

African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States - Belgium

Initiative partner

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The ACP Group´s main objectives are: - sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy, which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order; - coordination of the activities of the ACP Group in the framework of the implementation of ACP-EC Partnership Agreements; - consolidation of unity and solidarity among ACP States, as well as understanding among their peoples ; - establishment and consolidation of peace and stability in a free and democratic society.

Caribbean Farmers Network - St. Vincent

Initiative partner

The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), formed in 2004, is a regional network of Farmers' Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Caribbean. CaFAN's major focus is to foster linkages, training and information sharing amongst Caribbean farmers so that they are in a better position to respond to the key challenges facing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) was formed with the following objectives: - To enhance the ability of Caribbean farmers’ organisations to deliver services to members and also increase intra and extra regional trade; - To increase communication and exchange of ideas, experiences, resources, information and technology, between and among farmers associations in the Caribbean to impact positively on the competitiveness and sustainability of the agriculture sector; - To raise awareness, improve advocacy and networking to collectively influence decisions on strategic issues affecting regional agriculture and; - To mobilise resources for and on behalf of network members.

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège) - Belgium

Initiative partner

At the cutting edge of sustainable development and eco-innovation, the Faculty of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is dedicated exclusively to agronomical sciences and biological engineering. The complete five-year program on offer at the Faculty trains bioengineers in the making. The agricultural bioengineering programme combines a range of exact, natural, economic and social sciences as well as techniques which require an understanding of agriculture where students learn to manage the bio-industries of tomorrow, use biotechnologies, agromaterials and biofuels, analyse water-, soil- and air-related problems, manage natural resources, purify, clean up, develop new drugs and new types of food, etc. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is a faculty on a human scale, open to the world, which has forged an international reputation thanks to the quality of its teaching and the excellence of its research over the last 150 years.

One billion people on this planet suffer from food insecurity. Effectiveness and resilience can be enhanced by promoting economic growth. Innovative partnerships encompassing the private sector, development agencies, civil society, governments and researchers are a promising approach to achieve this. Created 40 years ago as an association of companies trading in exotic fruit and vegetables, the Comité de Liaison Europe ACP (COLEACP) has evolved into a public private partnership which goal is to contribute to poverty alleviation in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries through the development of sustainable horticultural value chains. By up-scaling and disseminating the progress made in the export sector to also benefit production for local and regional markets, horticultural exports are used as a driving force in modernising food production in ACP countries, and thereby contribute to improving food security and nutrition, food import substitution and economic diversification.

Main innovation: the COLEACP “fair” training system.

Principles:
• The training begins by carefully identifying the organisation’s capacity-building needs. To put the trainers in tune with the beneficiary’s projects & avoid duplication with other aid programmes
• The COLEACP Training Unit ensures the educational methods & tools used are best adapted based on the organisation’s aims, materials & skill levels
• COLEACP has worked to replace European expertise with ACP expertise as far as possible, to favour knowledge of the terrain, accessibility, cost control and capacity building
• The training forms part of a continuous, voluntary approach & may bear fruit only over the long term
• COLEACP strives to increase the reach and impact of its training through partnerships with other development stakeholders, a knowledge-sharing policy, and adaptation of its training tools and methods to other areas of intervention (mobile phone technology, partnerships with Orange and Syngenta Foundation).

Step 2 - COLEACP - Photo - Distance Learning COLEACP/PIP/EDES e-learning platform is an innovative learning environment which delivers certification. This tool completes our global training system and thus allows us to broaden our on-going training courses. Ten themed sections are available such as: Organic agriculture, Traceability or Ethical production. Lately, an off-line mode has been developed to face Internet connection problems encountered in ACP countries.
Step 2 - COLEACP - Photo - Sharing knowledge using ICT For smallholders, accessing to specific information regarding best practices, production, crop management and finance is a real challenge. That is why advances in ITC and especially in mobile technology can play a key role in the future of agriculture. Through our E-learning platform, which is part of our training system, we have trained agronomists in Mali in partnership with Orange Mali’s mobile network to advise and inform smallholders by phone on the best way to solve their daily problems.
Step 2 - COLEACP - Video - Fostering the development of small scale growers COLEACP works with 600 local experts to evaluate the special needs of farmers in order to offer them accurate trainings. In the same sustainable scheme, COLEACP trains local trainers answering the association objective to foster ACP capacities to develop themselves. Along with the field evaluations and trainings, COLEACP has drawn up publications adapted to the topics tackled but also to the targeted audience.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Document - HORIZONS MAGAZINE #1 Strengthening the capacity of companies and organisations is primarily about enabling them to adapt to a constantly changing environment. This is achieved through training, in addition to other means. COLEACP has developed, in collaboration with Gembloux University, a Fair Training System as part of its PIP and EDES programmes. The system aims to strengthen people's skills to help them carry out projects sustainably. The first issue of Horizons magazine is devoted to the Fair Training System.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Document - Importance of local human resources COLEACP uses a high proportion of local experts (almost 90%) to strengthen beneficiaries’ capacities, acknowledging the importance of South–South cooperation in training. Optimising local resources in this way can lead to substantial savings in operating costs, particularly for travel. Furthermore it’s environmental friendly and makes the transferability of know-how and knowledge easier.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Document - Key training numbers COLEACP has committed to a long-term support process for the ACP horticultural sector that goes beyond the project logic. This document presents a few key figures of the COLEACP activities to promote the ACP horticultural sector over the last fifteen years. There are concrete results and measure the impact of the COLEACP activities in the field.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Document - Presentation of the Training System A cascading and revolving training system. An innovating way of setting up sustainable technical assistance in the agricultural industry of developing countries.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Partner document - Gembloux Agro Bio-tech Bioscience engineering programme The courses offered within the framework of these studies provide a multidisciplinary approach integrating life and environmental sciences, engineering and social sciences. The four areas covered by the master in bioscience engineering respond to the complex problems of production and valorisation of bio-resources in relation to the sustainable management of our planet.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Press - Discovery learning A young trainee tells us about her experience at the ‘training of trainers’ workshop for young agricultural extension workers conducted by the Caribbean Farmers Network and COLEACP in Saint Lucia in December 2013.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Press - Service Sénékéla d’Orange Mali In 2013, COLEACP trained agronomists in Mali in partnership with Orange Mali’s mobile network to advise and inform smallholders by phone on the best way to solve their daily problems.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 2 - COLEACP - Press – COLEACP : a “fair training system” Helped by COLEACP, an ACP expert network moderates a “fair training system”, compose with an e-learning platform, collective trainings, in company trainings, together with adapted and targeted tools.

An alarming amount of people has suffered again from food insecurity in ACP countries. Paradoxically, amongst the most affected population were small-scale farmers. Young farmers are the future of ACP agriculture. But a growing number of countries facing a crisis of vocations to the extent that young people prefer activities other than agriculture, less restrictive (climate, technology) and sometimes better paid or migrate to urban areas. By contributing to the modernization of agricultural practices and providing new opportunities for small producers in terms of competitiveness & incomes, the COLEACP & its partners have contributed to make the agricultural sector more attractive to younger generations. Women have also a major involvement in the process of economic & social development. An external evaluation carried out in 2013 estimated that gender was considered very satisfactory by COLEACP (team: 37% of women in managerial position, at beneficiary level: more women than men)

Step 3 - COLEACP - Photo - Woman's testimonial from the field “I can say the internal auditing training given has defiantly changed the way I see things in the farm. It was a very important training and it broadened my knowledge. I hope we will receive more training and support from COLEACP.” says Elias Oljira, Farm Manager in Ethiopia.
Step 3 - COLEACP - Video - Benefits of sustainability: the Mango story At last a documentary that won't spoil your appetite! Small-scale producers would be condemned to bankruptcy if we stopped importing fruits and vegetables from developing countries. Balancing the ecology and development of these countries, taking into account impact on the land, water, health and food of their local populations, as well as the carbon footprint, is a real challenge. The Mango documentary offers the opportunity to see agricultural practices that enable exports to benefit the local industry.
Step 3 - COLEACP - Video - FEED THE CHANGE: sustainable development of ACP An estimated billion people suffers from chronic malnutrition, vulnerability and food insecurity. Changing this situation is a must for post 2015. COLEACP joined the debate, along with other organisations, to enhance food security, nutrition and resilience in a sustainable way. COLEACP has now been involved for 13 years in ACP countries – especially in sub-Saharan Africa where 80% of the population depend directly on agriculture – supporting small-scale farmers to develop their activities.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Document - Short stories Many smallholder farmers depend on agriculture to earn their living. Through both its programmes PIP and EDES, COLEACP is supporting millions of small farmers to build a sustainable, better future for themselves and their families. “Small farmers are the answer” to eradicate poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa since they represent the majority of the labor force.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Document – Testimonial from the Field Many smallholder farmers depend on agriculture to earn their living. Through both its programmes PIP and EDES, COLEACP is supporting millions of small farmers to build a sustainable, better future for themselves and their families. Here follow a series of testimonials from the field. “Small farmers are the answer” to eradicate poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa since they represent the majority of the labor force.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Partner Document - European Commission Agenda for Change The Agenda's main principles will be concentrated in inclusive and sustainable growth. The idea is to help create growth in developing countries – so poor people have the means to lift themselves out of poverty. It will target social protection and jobs creation to make growth inclusive; business environment and access to world markets; and sustainable agriculture.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Partner Document - Final Youth Workshop Report - CaFAN Building on its mission to enhance the well being and competitiveness of Caribbean farmers through the creation linkages and increased collaboration for better strategic advantage to overcome challenges faced within the agribusiness sector, the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) hosted a regional workshop on Youth in Agriculture under the theme “Youths in Building Agriculture as a Viable and Sustainable Business” as a part of its continued efforts to aid the development of the agricultural sector in the region.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Press Review - 14 avril 2011_CTA - Weblog du Bureau de B Smallholders’ organizations have criticized the regional Caribbean governments for the lack of support during tough economic times.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Press Review - Eurofruit Magazine n°413 novembre-décembr The ninth GlobalGAP conference heard that good agricultural practice is spreading rapidly, with the standard turning increasingly more heads in the US.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 3 - COLEACP - Press Review - Filière mangue au Mali The Young Exporters Association is a professional association founded in 2008 and based in Bamako. It brings together a dozen companies exporting Malian mangoes.

COLEACP has been contributing to food security in ACP countries for 13 years. The most recent evaluation (Nov 2013) finds the programme has already achieved the majority of its objectives: contributing to maintaining the level of horticultural exports from ACP countries to the EU and helping to professionalise the agro-industry in the countries concerned. According to the evaluation team, the methodological approach offers a model of best practice in technical cooperation, particularly regarding how beneficiaries’ needs are taken into account and the quality of capacity building. The report praises how the project addresses the beneficiaries’ needs, as reflected in the 96% satisfaction rate.
The evaluation report states that COLEACP is implementing the project effectively, for example in its development of local human resources (almost 90% experts contracted by COLEACP are local experts) and its consideration of the cultural, linguistic and gender context of the beneficiary countries.

Step 4 - COLEACP - Photo - Strengthening Skills COLEACP places great importance on training. This stems directly from one of its primary objectives: making sure the support provided is sustainable and that its benefits persist and outlast aid programmes. The best way of ensuring sustainability is offering effective training.
Step 4 - COLEACP - Video - Ethical Standards benefits the whole community In Ghana, the concept of social responsibilities has been incorporated at all levels by the Blue Skies Company, a beneficiary of COLEACP. The company distinguishes itself by its strong ethical standards and a culture of respect as key components of a sustainable business. Blue Skies also improved the livelihood of the local community by supporting schools.
Step 4 - COLEACP - Video - Training the growers on various topics More than 600 local consultants who use teaching media to train farmers conduct the trainings. These are drawn up by the COLEACP training unit and cover more than 30 subject areas concerning farming process (food safety risks, operator safety, product traceability). “All the theoretical and practical aspects are tackled”, explains Babacar Samb, the Regional Coordinator for EDES-COLEACP Programme, “so that the trainees can understand the benefits of adopting good agricultural practices”.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Country Information Sheets The COLEACP has produced country information sheets in order for partners to easily see the benefits brought to beneficiaries by the COLEACP and its programmes.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Document - HORIZONS Magazine #2 COLEACP has worked towards helping businesses to pass on the benefits of their growth through value chains, throughout their communities. Changes in markets, which we follow daily, encourage us to strengthen this positioning by broadening the support we provide to ACP agricultural businesses. This is what we describe in this issue of this magazine.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Document - PIP Magazine #14 In this special issue on ‘The Technical Evaluation of the First Phase of the PIP’ (from mid-2001 to mid-2008), we give the floor to the experts who evaluated the COLEACP PIP programme financed by EU and set up by COLEACP at the request of the ACP group of states. A way to show and share the concreteness of the results.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Document - PIP mid term evaluation A mid-term evaluation of PIP 2 was conducted in 2013 to provide an independent analysis of the project’s performance levels and to propose appropriate practical recommendations for the remaining implementation period. According to the evaluation team, the methodological approach of PIP 2 offers a model of best practice in technical cooperation, particularly regarding how beneficiaries’ needs are taken into account and the quality of capacity building.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Press Review - 1000th Protocol The Delegate General of COLEACP, Guy Stinglhamber, gives us more details about the 1000th protocol signed with UNAPAC.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Press Review - Eurofresh N° 108, June-July 2010 Focus on the COLEACP, which is an interprofessional association that represents and defends the collective interests of ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) growers and exporters and of EU importers of fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Press review - Eurofresh N°111 January-February 2011 - S In Senegal, COLEACP – PIP provides technical assistance to companies in order to install and implement sustainable food safety risk management systems.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Press review - Eurofruit Magazine N°420 July 2009 - PIP Madagascar may lead the pack when it comes to lychee exports to Europe, but increasingly strict requirements are beginning to make life difficult for growers.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 - COLEACP - Press review - PIP support for Malian mangoes - Eurofru PIP is continuing its support for mango and papaya producers throughout Africa, not least in Mali, where exporters have recorded a big increase in mango volumes sent to Europe.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 – COLEACP – Press review – Africa faces up to the challenge Despite countless obstacles that continue to hamper development of the agricultural sector in Africa, the future appears highly promising for many of the continent’s growers, thanks in part to the work being done by groups like COLEACP.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 4 – COLEACP – Press – For a sustainable fruit and vegetable sector COLEACP has been defending the collective interests of ACP growers and exporters and European importers for the past 40 years.

COLEACP beneficiaries are all stakeholders of the ACP agrifood value chains:
• Small producers/land-holders and farmers of the below mentioned value chains (directly: 1 million small farmers)
• Producers, manufacturers and exporters of food for local and export markets
o Fruits and vegetables (local crops)
o Spices
o Cocoa, Coffee
• Service providers involved in the above mentioned agrifood chains (trainers, consultants, and certification bodies (directly: 1000 experts)
• Public institutions providing support to the agrifood value chains (50 ACP countries)
• Training & research institutions
• European and ACP consumers
Main needs to which an answer was given :
• Compliance in the supply of ACP agricultural products to demand requirements
• Capacity building of all stakeholders in the ACP agricultural industry
• Safe food for local, regional and international consumers
• Poverty alleviation in ACP countries by modernizing the industry and maintaining the smallholders in the supply chain

Step 5 - COLEACP - Photo - EC Commissioner meets beneficiaries in Senegal Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, visited two businesses which benefit from COLEACP support: the family business ‘Soleil Vert’ (mangoes, beans and melons for export) and the ‘Bio Niayes Organisations’ a small producer group (mangoes for export and onions, carrots, potatoes and cassava for the local market). “I am delighted to see that Senegal has chosen to invest more in agriculture and of making this sector a national priority", explained M. Ciolos.
Step 5 - COLEACP - Photo - For a better future “I put money in the bank for my children at every harvest. This will give them a start in life”, says Don Antonio, a small-scale producer from the Dominican Republic. By strengthening the Fruit and Vegetable market in ACP, COLEACP also strengthens its actors. Higher income will allow them to send their children to school, buy medicines and have access to many others useful services.
Step 5 - COLEACP - Video - Testimonials: From the producer to the consumer COLEACP’s supports benefit to all stakeholders of the ACP agri-food value chain: producers, manufacturers and exporters of food for local and exports markets; service providers, governments and public institutions; trainings and research institutes. This has a direct impact on the entire chain so that COLEACP’s support is adding value from production to consumption, from ACP to Europe.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - 4. Document - COLEACP Booklet COLEACP is an association whose members represent 85% of the EU-ACP fruit and vegetable trade. This booklets presents the association, as well as its mission statement, objectives and key achievements.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - 5. Document - EDES Booklet This booklet presents the EDES Programme, financed by the European Union, managed by Coleacp at the request of the ACP group of states.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - 6. Document - PIP Booklet This booklet presents the PIP Programme, financed by the European Union, managed by Coleacp at the request of the ACP group of states.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - 8. Document - Small Farmers are the answer expo This gallery of 18 portraits depicting African smallholders granted COLEACP an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Doc - Horticultural exports & modernising food prod. Outcomes of COLEACP’s PIP programme show that export agriculture helps to advance local cropping systems and raise food production. More importantly, export agriculture is a vehicle for technology transfer that benefits local agriculture and local people.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Document - COLEACP Supports Nigerian Fresh Produce Nigeria looks set to join the West African fresh producers by setting new domestic and internationally accepted export standards.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Document - Donor Support to the Private Sector Can Work Grace Nyaa, a successful business woman, received help from an EU-funded project called PIP - which helps producers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Region access Europe’s high-value markets – in order to develop her fruit and vegetable export business.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Document - Guiding principles towards beneficiaries This document lists the guiding principles of COLEACP towards its beneficiaries.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Document - Helping Farmers Access Markets The role of the PIP Programme soon expanded to provide a broad range of support to help ACP producers comply with a series of new EC regulations and market requirements concerning food safety.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Partner Document - Eastern Africa Farmers Federation Overview document of the work done by the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation to aid in the development of the East Africa horticultural trade.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Partners Document - CaFAN Brochure Introductory brochure of the Caribbean Farmers Network.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Press - Race against time for Madagascar Due to delays to the start of the season, Madagascan lychee exporters face a race against the clock to secure sales on the European market.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Press - Rwanda, a country with potential for investment COLEACP, in close collaboration with the World Bank Group, the Rwanda Horticultural Development Authority and the Rwanda Development Board held in Brussels an event: “Rwanda creates new business and investment opportunities on fruit, vegetable and tea sectors”.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Press Review - Burkina_Sidwaya Lancement PIP phase 2 During its second phase, the PIP Programme will focus on the requirements of environmental protection and ethics.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 - COLEACP - Press Review - Cameroun The sun - EU launches PIP phase In Douala, Cameroon, a workshop was organized in order to launch the second Phase of the PIP Programme.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 5 – COLEACP - Together for sustainable horticultural trade expo 40 portraits representing people and different jobs of the horticultural value chain, supported by the COLEACP and its partners in Africa

COLEACP Structure: a team, a network
Around 40 staff in Brussels, 500 field experts, and over 300 member businesses representing 85% of ACP–EU horticultural trade.
COLEACP centers its activities in Brussels, where the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat are based, and where many public and private stakeholders in the field of development meet regularly.
COLEACP is also a network of 500 field experts, 80% of whom are from ACP countries. The goal has been to replace European consultants with ACP consultants as soon as possible, for obvious reasons of sustainability. This network includes agronomists, trainers, and marketing, certification and inspection specialists. Coordinated by the team in Brussels, these experts are sent out to businesses to assess their needs, train their staff, implement good agricultural practices and enforce a particular quality standard. They do all this using COLEACP-approved methodology and tools.

Step 6 - COLEACP - Photo - An evolving dynamic COLEACP has built an effective staffing structure, around 60 people work at COLEACP offices in Brussels nearby European Commission and ACP Secretariat, as well as a network of 500 field experts. A Board of sixteen directors is managing the Organisation: eight members represent ACP countries and eight members European Union. They meet regularly to exchange on the association’s strategy, operations and finances.
Step 6 - COLEACP - Photo - Local experts and skills transfer “We had a very valuable input from your trainers. In terms of material, we have all the data we need and I believe we are going to influence the nations where we are coming from. We have something to contribute to Africa.”, explained Clementine Chikomba, an independent Trainer from Zimbabwe, at the end of a two weeks COLEACP training of trainers.
Step 6 - COLEACP - Photo - Research & Development In order to identify effective, affordable and available solutions, COLEACP conducts field trials for screening potential new plant protection products, and developing recommendations for use. Trials have been completed, or are in progress, on a range of crops (tomato, mango, French beans, peas, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit) and in several ACP countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Senegal).
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 - COLEACP - Document - Capacity building of local experts The use of local experts reaches almost 90%. The network of local experts is coordinated by the team in Brussels.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 - COLEACP - Document - Organic agriculture in the Great Lakes region Fourteen organic agriculture supervisors were recently trained by COLEACP in Bujumbura (Burundi). The participants represented three national organisations from Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 - COLEACP - Document - Organigramme The COLEACP human resources have been organised by Programme according departments. The activity of the various departments is coordinated by central COLEACP services.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 - COLEACP - Document - Staff COLEACP, team and local experts COLEACP staff and network general presentation
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 - COLEACP - Press review - Partnerships key to sustainability Close cooperation between companies is essential for the development of sustainable agriculture and the building of better communities in West Africa, as demonstrated by the example of Fruiteq and Nature’s Pride.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 6 – COLEACP - Document - Magazine Horizons Around 40 staff in Brussels, 500 field experts, and over 300 member businesses representing 85% of ACP–EU horticultural trade. Behind these figures is an organisation structured to provide the best possible assistance to the businesses and public services that express a need for it.

Difficulties:
• Actions involving structurally and economically weak organizations (POs, NGOs , Gov. Agencies)
• Interface between public funds and constraints on the operational needs of the private sector
• The multiplicity of factors influencing the results makes impact assessments difficult
• The management of hundreds of personalised action plans is heavy

Solutions:
• Capacity building of the ACP professional organizations and public authorities
• Integrated approach of the agricultural supply chain
• Formula grant contract vs contract service (accountability for results more than means + Financing capacity of the association + benefit of human resources from the field)
• Participatory involvement of beneficiaries (cost sharing, demand driven)
• Centralized ‘all-ACP’ management to address difficulties faced by the various categories of beneficiaries using generic and affordable solutions
• Long term program (13 years’ experience)
• Nonprofit association = cost optimization
 

Step 7 - COLEACP - Video - Cost-sharing to ensure implication and results To ensure the reliability of the corporate information given by the beneficiary, COLEACP can rely on its 600 local consultants who will visit the beneficiary. To avoid inaction from beneficiaries and ensure their willing to improve themselves, COLEACP has developed a costs-sharing strategy. The COLEACP and the growers or their cooperative thus finances trainings. This strategy fosters the implication of the trainees along with their results.
Step 7 - COLEACP - Video - EABF Research & innovation helping value chains In agri-food value chains, problems or regulations tend to evolve and render former solutions obsolete. COLEACP actively works with research and the innovation sector in order to answer to the needs of value chains. These initiatives illustrate COLEACP’s efforts to promote spaces for dialogue and discussion within the horticultural sector, between Africa and Europe, together with public and private players involved in its development.
Step 7 - COLEACP - Video - support during 13 years of extensive experience COLEACP faces a growing demand of intervention from ACP countries. Thanks to its 13 years of experience, allowing developing an accurate process of intervention, and by building a strong network of 600 local consultants, COLEACP manages to deal with this growth with the support of small farmers in the best conditions.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 7 - COLEACP - Document - COLEACP presentation This presentation details figures and background for the COLEACP association. Success factors and lessons learned are also included.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 7 - COLEACP - Document - Certification, a costly key Kenya may be Africa’s largest avocado exporter, but the high cost of certification remains a barrier for smallholders harbouging aspirations of boosing their exports to the EU market.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 7 - COLEACP - Document - Financial Crisis & horticultural exports Huge shifts in consumer spending and retail pricing, as well as exchange rate fluctuations, are placing huge pressure on suppliers to change the way they approach major markets.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 7 - COLEACP - Documents - COLEACP Services Created 40 years ago as an association of companies trading in exotic fruit and vegetables, COLEACP has evolved into an organization that is supporting the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries. COLEACP became, ahead of its time, a public-private partnership (PPP), and is now a provider of multiple-services to the international fruit and vegetable industry.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 7 - COLEACP - Press review - New EU standards European fresh produce association Freshfel Europe has called into question the Commission’s policy and in particular moves to dismantle EU-wide quality standards for 26 fruits and vegetables.

COLEACP impacts sustainably the environment through technical assistance set up in ACP companies & via collective trainings and trainings of trainers.
COLEACP supports the promotion, dissemination and adoption of "integrated production" (ICM), which is at the heart of support to businesses and consultants. Integrated production aims for the development of production systems based on better management of agro-ecosystems to reduce pollution from agricultural activities. The following aspects are included: the protection and soil conservation, integrated pest management against pests, waste management, water management, and biodiversity.
In 2013, 32 specific actions + training workshops (about 40 companies involved) have been achieved, concerning:
• Organic farming (diagnosis)
• Establishment of IPM system
• Energy audit
• Data collection for managing emissions of greenhouse
• Management of soil fertility and interpretation of soil analysis results
• Diagnosis of environmental practices

Step 8 - COLEACP - Photo - Training for better farming One of the objective of COLEACP’s trainers training is to provide supervisors with the knowledge and tools they need to support smallholders by raising awareness and sharing good practices in the fields of organic farming and food safety.
Step 8 - COLEACP - Video - Organic farming to develop business COLEACP also supports organic farming and has developed throughout the years trainings and teaching medias adapted to this niche process. COLEACP constantly benchmarks the market thanks to its implication on high level events and its partners so that it can adapt itself and inform its beneficiaries. Niche products belong to strong trends and high value markets, training the growers on this topic fosters their access to these markets and enhancing the environmental impact.
Step 8 - COLEACP - Video - Safe Use of Pesticides: The PIP Programme The PIP-COLEACP Programme (Pesticides Initiative Programme) was first focused on pesticides issues and has now evolved to tackle many others topics. COLEACP trains growers to the right use of pesticides, advising them on how to use them, how to stock them, on the amount to be used, etc. These trainings allow growers to export their products to Europe by making them respect the MRLs. This is a win-win approach where farmers grow healthy products to be distributed to the local and export markets.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Crop Protocols for Organic Produce One objective of COLEACP PIP is to improve market access conditions and to ensure that EU legislation and standards do not create trade barriers to exporting fruits and vegetables from ACP countries. To this effect, and since its launch in 2001, PIP has completed and made available to partners more than 30 Crop Production Protocols and Guides to Good Crop Protection Practices. Some of them concern organic produce (pineapple, mango, avocado, papaya…)
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Environmental Audit 2014 Concrete example of what COLEACP has supported in an ACP company in terms of environment audit.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides Dioula The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides English The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides French The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides Kiswahili The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides Moore The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Safe use of pesticides Spanish The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Sustainability Charter The Charter: the goal of a sustainability support programme
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Sustainability Programme The main objective of the COLEACP sustainability programme is to promote sustainable practices and review in-depth practices with the companies. It is based on a risk analysis and the identification of hotspots (via a self-assessment tool).
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document - Sustainable production practices #1 The COLEACP PIP provides training brochures for supervisors of agricultural workers and small scale producers of fruit and vegetables in ACP countries. These documents list the main instructions to follow in terms of Good Practices, bringing together in a simple summary format 'key messages' that are generally illustrated by a drawing (or photo). The brochures are translated into local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Document -Sustainable agriculture is the trend to follow Horticultural exports from African countries have a key role to play. Suppliers and buyers of fruit and vegetables must therefore collaborate and work side by side.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Press - Backing sustainable farming & trade in W. Africa Horticultural exports from African countries have a key role to play. Suppliers and buyers of fruit and vegetables must therefore collaborate and work side by side.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Press - Senegal: production and export of organic mangos Buursine International has been producing and exporting organic fruit and vegetable for the past seven years. A real success story in which COLEACP took a part by bringing technical support.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Training manual - Biological Control & Crop Protection The COLEACP PIP training manuals are made primarily for training experts who act as consultants for ACP horticultural firms or who train managers in such firms. These handbooks contain an accessible and global presentation of the technical knowledge required to cover all the themes addressed by the PIP. They constitute the technical foundation of the PIP training system and consequently serve as references for programme beneficiaries.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Training manual - Ethical production The COLEACP PIP training manuals are made primarily for training experts who act as consultants for ACP horticultural firms or who train managers in such firms. These handbooks contain an accessible and global presentation of the technical knowledge required to cover all the themes addressed by the PIP. They constitute the technical foundation of the PIP training system and consequently serve as references for programme beneficiaries.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 8 - COLEACP - Training manual - Sustainable and Responsible production The COLEACP PIP training manuals are made primarily for training experts who act as consultants for ACP horticultural firms or who train managers in such firms. These handbooks contain an accessible and global presentation of the technical knowledge required to cover all the themes addressed by the PIP. They constitute the technical foundation of the PIP training system and consequently serve as references for programme beneficiaries.

Sustainable results:
• Capacity building of private & public stakeholders in the ACP agricultural industry
• North-South, South-South transfer of knowledge
• ACP expertise (local experts, trainers of trainers and trainers)
• Cascading & revolving training system
• Public Private Partnerships, permanent dialogue between private & public sectors and with other international & local practitioners of development
• Sustainable tools (e-learning platform, social professional network…)
• Involvement of ACP universities to include agricultural training according to local requirements
Other initiatives connected to COLEACP activities:
• PPP4PPP (Public Private Partnership 4 People Planet Profit)
• Small Farmers Big Business platform
• Bilateral collaborations in emerging countries (Nigeria, Burundi, Rwanda)
• MoA with other practitioners of development (FAO, ITC etc)
• Multi stakeholders Platform of communication (EDDs 2013, EU-Africa Business forum) in the area of food and nutrition security.

Step 9 - COLEACP - Photo - Fishery & Aquaculture As an example of the replicability of our methodology, first developed for the fruit and vegetable industry, the COLEACP/EDES programme is supporting the competent authorities in establishing a monitoring and control system for animal health in aquatic farming in Kenya. “COLEACP/EDES training and workshop programme has reignited and stimulated the drive for the development of a sustainable and productive aquaculture industry and an effective disease surveillance system,” says Dr Salome Kairu-Wanyoike, Senior Veterinary Officer.
Step 9 - COLEACP - Photo - Training duplicability Starting with the traditional fruit and vegetable sector, COLEACP training activities now extend to other products such as cocoa, tea or coffee. For the Cocoa by example, one hundred officials from the Inter-professional Council for Cocoa and Coffee (CICC) will be trained by COLEACP. Omer Maledy, Executive Secretary of the CICC, welcomes COLEACP training system: “It is only in this way that small farmers can be reached and helped to improve the quality of their cocoa or coffee.”
Step 9 - COLEACP - Video - Partners for Development Following the WTO Aid for Trade review and anticipating the upcoming European Development Days 2013, Vox Africa invited Achille BASSILEKIN III (General Secretariat of the ACP Group of States), Irchad RAZAALY (Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development) and Guy STINGLHAMBER (COLEACP) to discuss the role of trade and the private sector in development and poverty alleviation.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Doc - PIP and EDES join forces in the Dominican Republic COLEACP’s PIP and EDES programmes worked closely with public and private sector stakeholders to implement the FVO recommendations in the Dominican Republic.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Document - PPP4PPP Declaration COLEACP and its partners launched during European Development Days (November 2013) the declaration “Public Private Partnership for People Planet Profit”, involving the private sector as actor of the cooperation to development of a sustainable agriculture. More than 300 companies (mainly SMEs and small farmer’s representatives) have signed the declaration. Players from Africa to Europe, and from farm to fork, to declare their shared commitment.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Document - PPP4PPP Declaration - Dakar Mr Macoumba Diouf, national director of horticulture at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural facilites of Senegal explains why Senegal signed the PPP4PPP declaration, and how he believes the PPP4PPP initiative will reinforce the revival of the sector in his country.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Document - PPP4PPP Rome Declaration During the fifth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), representing 500 000 small-scale farmers from 15 countries, again confirmed its support for the “Agenda for Change”. Jethro Greene, CaFAN General Secretary, shared his vision on the implementation of this strategy by adding to the original PPP4PPP declaration launched with COLEACP during the 2013 European Development Days.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Document - Partnerships and Collaboration Partnerships, initiatives and exchange mechanisms have been put in place or strengthened with forty actors.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Document - Small Farmers Big Business “Small Farmers, Big Business?” was the subject of a high-level panel discussion forming part of the 2012 European Development Days event. Its goal ? Strengthening rural economies in developing countries.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Partner Document - ACP Group of States Annual Report Annual Report 2012 from the ACP Group of States
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Press - Lychees from Madagascar season is well underway Through PIP, COLEACP has done a remarkable piece of work in supporting the development of a Self-Assessment Guide which helps export companies at all stages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Press Review - PIP with Kenya's sustainable initiatives The COLEACP – PIP cooperation Programme supports more than 80% of Kenyan fresh produce exports to the European Union.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Press review - RSE Coleacp wants to promote a new model for trade with emerging markets.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 9 - COLEACP - Press review Déclaration PPP4PPP The actors in African agriculture were invited to promote environmentally friendly agricultural practices by signing the declaration PPP4PPP established by the Coleacp.

The COLEACP communication system integrates:
• Technical communication: production and targeted dissemination of training tools and production guides
• Editorial com.: magazines, news, web
• Events com.: events in the ACP or the European Union in the agricultural sector or in development cooperation
• Corporate com.: design, development and production of information packs or paper, digital or multimedia support materials; press relations

Main methodological principles:
• Using most innovative and professional communication means in order to serve the objectives of COLEACP action and its European and ACP beneficiaries
• Promoting success stories and testimonials of beneficiaries
• Capacity building of ACP stakeholders

Innovative examples: E-learning, Social Professional network, PPPs, IT towards small farmers, Cooking shows involving ACP ambassadors

Awards:
The COLEACP communication department was laureate by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in 2011 and by Europeaid in 2009
 

Step 10 - COLEACP - Video - E-learning: Pass a test, Get a certificate COLEACP/PIP/EDES e-learning platform is an innovative learning environment which delivers certification. This tool completes our global training system and thus allows us to broaden our on-going training courses. Ten themed sections are available such as: Organic agriculture, Traceability or Ethical production. Lately, an off-line mode has been developed to face Internet connection problems encountered in ACP countries.
Step 10 - COLEACP - Video - EABF 14: High-level events for high-level goals COLEACP wisely combines its efforts of advocacy, benchmarking and communication by managing the organisation of high-level events bringing the Private and Public sector, from ACP and Europe, around the same table. “I see we have great sunshine today. I guess that’s what happen when EU partners with Africa… you get sunshine.” These were the words of Akinwumi ADESINA, Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria, during a round table organised by COLEACP.
Step 10 - COLEACP - Video - Promoting quality products innovatively Excellence is both a Cooking TV Show and a Cook Book. It results from COLEACP’s initiative to promote the ACP products. “More than just being a typical recipe book, Excellence Cook Book provides valuable and essential background information about ACP countries, their natural endowments and more specifically their fledgling agricultural sectors.” Smangele NKOSI – President of the ACP Ambassador’s Spouses Association
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Doc - EuropeAid - CENTRALISED OPERATIONS FOR THE ACP Testimony is the second prize, awarded to the PIP programme in this year's AIDCO Communication Award – Project of the Year.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Doc - Promoting quality products innovatively With Excellences, COLEACP intends to promote the ACP fresh fruit & vegetable sector through a series of cooking TV shows involving ambassadors from ACP countries in Brussels. Each episode puts a particular product in the spotlights.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Doc - Small farmers are the answer - Expo at EDD 2012 This portrait gallery submitted by PIP has retained the attention of the challenge organisers and been designated as the favourite of the “Best photo Gallery” category, which can be seen on the Foundation website.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Document - Brussels Airlines Partnership Brussels Airlines has joined forces with COLEACP to demonstrate their support for Kenyan growers, notably the small scale farmers involved in the production of peas and french beans for export. Several COLEACP movies were broadcasted during flights.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Document - COLEACP PIP Techniques in Agri Extension When this learning opportunity came knocking on my email address, I immediately took to Google. I had so many questions: "What is COLEACP?" and "What is PIP?" among others.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Document - EABF 2014 - results-and-follow-up During EABF 2014, the Commission invited COLEACP to co-organise two events that brought together private and public sector representatives working on the development of agriculture Africa.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Document - Library of Publications COLEACP has publishd hundreds of technical and traning documents, trough its programmes PIP & EDES. In total, more than 450 references are available, sometimes even translated in local languages.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Press - Eurofruit Magazine at Fruit Logistica 2012 COLEACP PIP Director Guy Stinglhamber spoke to EUROFRUIT about the interprofessional networks plans for the Fruit Logistica 2012 show.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Press Review - COLEACP connects in Berlin COLEACP, an interprofessional association devoted to ACP-EU horticultural trade, will again be demonstrating its support for competition and increased harmonization between business operators in Berlin.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Press Review - Emission Vice Versa du 16 juillet 2013 Vox Africa invited Achille BASSILEKIN III (General Secretariat of the ACP Group of States), Irchad RAZAALY (Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development) and Guy STINGLHAMBER (COLEACP) to discuss the role of trade and the private sector regarding development and poverty alleviation.
../file-system/small/pdf ../file-system/small/pdf Step 10 - COLEACP - Press Review - Rural 21 Focus on the European Development Days 2012 and its main topics such as the high-level panel “Small farmers – big business?”, the role of the private sector in the agricultural development or cooperation.