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Newsletter December 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Year End Message from the Director General

CropLife Africa Middle East holds Board Meeting in Nairobi

Stewardship


   - Training of SSP Trainers in Mali
   - Closure of Ag Inputs project in Uganda
   - An SSP from the district of Uasin Gishu, named “Young Farmer of the year”, 2016.
   - Meeting with CropLife Member Companies and the SSP Team in Malawi, 17 & 18 November
   - SSPs Activities Under The DFID/Propcom Project in Nigeria Have Started
   - CropLife Ghana’s Collaboration with Wynca Sunshine is Improving Container Collection In Ghana
   - Tribute to Kobus Steenekamp
   - New Field Coordinator at CropLife Malawi
   - CropLife Uganda holds AGM
   

Regulatory

   - CILSS-CSP 39th Session

Plant Biotechnology

   - African Delegation Visits Indian Bt Cotton Farmers
   - Global Ban on GM Crops to Raise Food Prices, Add A Billion Tons of CO2 to Atmosphere
   - Ethiopia to Commercialize Bt Cotton in Two Years
   - AfricaBio's holds 17th Annual General Meeting, Irene Country Lodge, Pretoria, Wednesday 30 November

   
Newsletter December 2016 [ 0.9 mb ]


Newsletter October 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Stewardship

   - East and Southern Africa Hub & Regulatory Workshop
   - Update on SSP Activities in Malawi
   - Introduction to IPM for SSP Trainers, Zambia
   - CropLife Kenya signs a Partnership Agreement with SNV Kenya (Netherlands Development Organization on the promotion of Spray Service Providers.
   - CropLife Egypt Participation at SAHARA Exhibition
   - CropLife Ghana Trains New Batch of SSP Trainers
   - SSP Trainers in Nigeria Upgrade Training Skills
   - CropLife Nigeria Starts SSP Activities with IFDC in Cassava
   - Workshop on Pesticide use in Cotton Production, Cote d’Ivoire

Regulatory

   - EU Regulation 1107/2009: What it may mean for Exporters of Agricultural produce to the EU?

Association Management

   - CropLife Kenya Engages a Field Coordinator for SSP projects.

Anti-Counterfeiting

   - Anti-Counterfeiting Stakeholders Forum, 5 August 2016
   - Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop – Luxor - Egypt


Plant Biotechnology

   - Largest-Ever Study of GM Crops Reveals their Environmental Impacts
   - U.S. Approves Arctic Fuji Apple
   - Seminar at EU Parliament Tackles GM Crops Concerns

   
Newsletter September 2016 [ 1.9 mb ]


Newsletter September 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Product Stewardship

   - IPM Training Workshops for SSPs in Cote d’Ivoire
   - CropLife Ghana Organizes Pesticide Application Refresher Training Program for 155 Active SSPs
   - SSP Graduation Ceremonies in Ethiopia, 9 – 12 August 2016
   - Preparation Discussions of a Pollinator Forum in South Africa
   - CropLife South Africa displays the “compendiums” developed

Anti Counterfeiting

   
- Anti-Counterfeiting workshop for the enforcement agencies in Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

  
 - CropLife Tanzania holds AGM
   - New Chairman of CropLife Uganda

Plant Biotechnology

   - African Countries Strive to Meet International Biosafety Obligations
   - Kenya's National Biosafety Authority Gives GM Cotton Partial Nod Section: News from Around the World
   - New Zealand EPA Declares Glyphosate as Non-carcinogenic

   
Newsletter September 2016 [ 1.3 mb ]


Newsletter August 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Product Stewardship

   - Update on Spray Service Providers Activities in the Africa Middle East Region
   - Lima Chuma ® project in Zambia adds momentum to the Spray Service Programme
   - IPM-RU Training Workshops in Cameroon
   - CropLife Plans Activities in Ethiopia
   - Update on the SSP Program in Zambia

Regulatory

   - Regional Regulatory Committee (RRC) Meeting

Association Management

   
- Appointment of Executive Secretary - CropLife Mauritius

Plant Biotechnology

   - Kenyan Senator Urges Adoption of GM Crops in the Country
   - Philippines Supreme Court Reverses Bt Talong Ruling
   - Cost of Developing a GM Crop Demystified

   
Newsletter August 2016 [ 1.6 mb ]


Newsletter July 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Product Stewardship

   - Nigeria starts SSP activities with GIZ
   - South African Bee Industry Organization (SABIO) – BEECON 2016
   - Pollinator Forum: South Africa
   - Another 27 SSPs trained in the cotton sector in Ghana
   - Introduction to IPM for SSP trainers in Malawi
   - GEF-FAO Obsolete Stocks Project in CILSS, meeting of the Steering Committee
   - Container Management in Ethiopia Takes a Step Forward
   - Bee Health Conference June 3, 2016

Regulatory

   - Stakeholders’ workshop on the Registration of Microbial Biopesticides, Malawi, 14- 15
  
 - IUTOX workshop, Nairobi June 21 – 23
  
 - Uncertainty around the European Commission Proposal for Criteria for Endocrine Disruptors

Anti Counterfeiting

   
- CropLife Ghana holds Anti-Counterfeiting workshop in Brong Ahafo region, 9 June
   - Anti-Counterfeiting training workshop for enforcement agencies in Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

  
 - Change of Leadership at CropLife Malawi
   - CropLife Kenya Appoints New Stewardship Manager

Plant Biotechnology

   - Tanzania is Ready for GM Crops, Affirms Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture
   - 110 Nobel Laureates Sign Letter Calling Greenpeace to Stop GMO Opposition
   - Uganda Agri Minister Supports Biotech
   
Newsletter July 2016 [ 2.4 mb ]


Newsletter June 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
West and Central Africa Hub & Regulatory Workshop

Product Stewardship

   - IPM Training for SSPs in Ghana
   - Meeting Report: World Bank, Project Performance Assessment of Africa Stockpiles Programme – South Africa, 17 May.
   - CropLife Uganda well on track with the USAID Project
   - SSP Capacity Building - Egypt
   - More SSPs Trained and Equipped under the IFDC/2Scale Project in Nigeria
   - SSP TOT: Sudan
   - Active SSPs in Cocoa in Nigeria Trained in IPM
   - SSPs in Borno State in Nigeria Supplied with Equipment
   - CropLife Ethiopia Continues Training SSPs
   - CropLife Ghana Signs Local Contract for SSPs in Cotton and Maize
   
Regulatory

   - Meeting of the CILSS-CSP - Opening Ceremony
  
 - The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA II)

Association Management

   
- CropLife Zimbabwe holds AGM
   - CropLife Mali holds Annual General Meeting

Plant Biotechnology

  
 - Appointment of Dr. Siyabulela Calvin Ntutela as CEO of AfricaBio
   - Potato Farmers in Uganda Demand Local Leaders to Pass Biotech and Biosafety Bill

   
Newsletter June 2016 [ 1.8 mb ]


Newsletter May 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Stewardship

   - Obsolete Pesticides Workshop in Benin
   - The SSP Project in Partnership with IFDC 2Scale rolls out in Ethiopia
   - Stewardship Meetings: Brussels
   - Annual Report Back of the PR-PICA
   
Regulatory

   - Continental Workshop on Harmonization of Pesticide Regulations in Africa

Anti Counterfeiting


   - Training Workshop for Enforcement Agencies in Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

   - CropLife Kenya Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
   - CropLife Zambia holds 2016 AGM

Plant Biotechnology

   - Uganda Government Officials Appraised on Relevance of Biotech in Agriculture
   - GM Maize in South Africa planted on nearly 20 million ha in 16 years

   
Newsletter May 2016 [ 1.3 mb ]


Newsletter April 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Stewardship

   - SSP Project Kicks-off in Ethiopia in Partnership with IFDC 2SCALE
   - CropLife Malawi Continues to Rollout SSP Program in Cotton
   - CropLife Ghana and Wynca Sunshine Hold Workshop to Formally Launch Container Management Program
   - SSPs Activities Have Started in Nigeria with IFDC
   - CropLife Uganda Kicks-off SSP Activities for USAID Project
   -(SSP) Concept Introduced to Borno state in Nigeria
   - Building training capacity in Cameroon
   - CropLife and African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), explore opportunities in Africa
   - Inception workshop for the Regional FAO/GEF project in 9 CILSS countries and the Initiative “Pest and Pesticide Management in the Sahel and West Africa” (PPM/SWA).

Regulatory

   - Regulatory Meeting for the Maghreb Countries

Anti Counterfeiting


   - CropLife Cote d’Ivoire undertakes Anti-Counterfeiting Training Workshop for Enforcement agencies in Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

   - CropLife Cameroon Holds General Assembly
   - CropLife South Africa Holds Annual General Meeting
   - CropLife Mauritius Holds Annual General Meeting
   - 3 CropLife Kenya Holds 57th Annual General Meeting

Plant Biotechnology

   - ISAAA Annual Report on Biotech Crops for 2015 Launched in Beijing, China
   - USDA Deregulates Two Lines of GE Corn
   - Australia's OGTR Authorizes Commercial Release of GM HT Canola
   -New Approaches Needed to Meet Sustainable Development Challenges

   
Newsletter April 2016 [ 1.7 mb ]


Newsletter March 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Stewardship

   - Flagging off and “saying goodbye” to the Obsolete Pesticides Destined for the UK
   - Launch of the GEF-World Bank Obsolete Stocks Project in Cote d’Ivoire
   - Ministry of Environment in Nigeria Supports Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides
   - CropLife Egypt SSP/RU Training in Aswan and USAID Delegation Visit
   - CropLife Malawi Enters Phase 3 of the SSP Project in Cotton
   - CropLife Signs Contract with IITA
   - GlobalGAP: National Technical Working Group Meeting (South Africa), 2 Feb
   - SSPs Activities Have Started in Nigeria with IFDC

Regulatory

   - Ecological Risk Assessment of Pesticides Workshop: IUPAC

Anti Counterfeiting


   - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Anti-Counterfeiting Meeting

Association Management

   - Re-launch of CropLife Tanzania
   - CropLife Nigeria Discusses Solution for Debtors
   - CropLife Malawi Holds Annual General Meeting - 12 February
   - CropLife Cameroon holds General Assembly Meeting

Plant Biotechnology

   - Malawi Approves Confined Field Trials of Transgenic Bananas
   - New Study Reveals Eliminating GMOs would Take Toll on Environment, Economies
   - Philippine Government Approves Revised GM Regulations
   
Newsletter March 2016 [ 1.8 mb ]


Newsletter February 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:  

Stewardship

   - CropLife Uganda signs a sub-contract with USAID Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity
   - CropLife Nigeria Assesses Contract Sprayers in Borno State
   - IPM/RU for Rice Production, Cote d’Ivoire
   - Ethiopia
   - New Field Officer for CropLife Nigeria  

Association Management

   - CropLife Cote d’Ivoire holds General Assembly Meeting

Plant Biotechnology

   - Science Council okays GM Maize Trials - Uganda
   - Kenya Approves Bt Maize for Limited Field Release

Newsletter February 2016 [ 1.8 mb ]


Newsletter January 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
 
 
Stewardship

   - CropLife Ethiopia Undergoes a Significant Transformation
   - Introduction of IPM principles into the SSP project in Cote d’Ivoire
   - Responsible Use TOT to build capacity for the handling of pesticides: Cote d’Ivoire
   - Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Regional Program for the Integrated Protection of Cotton in West Africa
   - Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Regional Program for the Integrated Protection of Cotton in West Africa
   - CropLife Zambia introduces IPM into the SSP program
   - CropLife Kenya Stewardship Activities for 2015
   - Second Batch of SSPs Trained in IPM in Cocoa Sector
   - CropLife Nigeria starts SSP activities with IFDC/2Scale Project

Association Management

   - Establishment of a West Africa Fertilizer Entity, Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire

Plant Biotechnology

   - Nigeria Approved Trial of the first GM rice
   - Kenyan Regulator to Release Decision on GM Crops This Month

   
Newsletter January 2016 [ 1.2 mb ]