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Newsletter October2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Seminar on " Pesticide Life-Cycle Analysis" Geared Towards Enhancing Pesticides Management in Tanzania
   - Responsible Use TOT, Zimbabwe
   - CropLife Ghana Sensitizes Plantations on Pesticide Container Management
   - First Results of Cotton SSPs in Uganda
   - Inventory Taking of Obsolete Pesticides in Cote d’Ivoire
   - CropLife Trainers Fine-Tune Training Skills and IPM Knowledge
   - Outreach Campaign for the Obsolete Pesticides Project in Senegal.

Anti Counterfeiting

   - Training workshop for Departmental Committees against Illegal Pesticides in Côte d’Ivoire
   - CropLife Ghana Members meet the Ghanaian Registrar of Pesticides

Association Management

   - CropLife South Africa - SA Animal Health Association Combined Congress

Plant Biotechnology

   - Uganda President Calls for GM Crops Adoption in Africa
   - Cry1Ac in Tomato Confers Resistance to Tomato Leaf Miner
   - Kenya to Start National Performance Trials for Bt Cotton

   
Newsletter October 2017 [ 1.9 mb ]


Newsletter September 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

East & Southern Africa Hub and Regulatory Workshop

Stewardship

   - Graduation Ceremony Held for GIZ-CARI SSPs in Ghana
   - IPM / RU Training for retailers and applicators in Côte d’Ivoire
   - Nigeria Continues Partnership with Olakoko
   - CropLife Nigeria Successfully Closes SSP Project with Palladium/Propcom
   - Responsible Use Awareness Program for Smallholder Farmers: Esna - Luxor - August
   - CropLife Nigeria Well on Track with SSPs Activities under the GIZ/CARI Project
   - IPM Training for SSPs in Côte d’Ivoire.
   - CropLife Nigeria Signs Contract to Set Up SSP Network in Sorghum
   - Training Workshop on Pesticide Management in Côte d’Ivoire

Regulatory

   - East & Southern Africa Regulatory Meeting

Anti Counterfeiting

   - CropLife Ghana Meets The Ghanaian Registrar of Pesticides

Association Management

   - Jay Vroom - President & CEO of CropLife America Addresses CropLife South Africa
   - CropLife Egypt holds General Assembly

Plant Biotechnology

   - Delays in Biotech Crop Approvals in Africa Amplifies Malnutrition
   - CAAS Scientists Develop GE Cabbage Resistant to Diamondback Moth
   - Policy Reforms Key in Biotech/GM Crops Adoption in Africa

   
Newsletter September 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]


Newsletter August 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - CropLife Kenya participates in 3-day farmer training on Fall Army Worm and Good Agricultural Practices.
   - Additional Promotion of the Services of SSPs in Nigeria
   - Obsolete Pesticides Removed from the CropLife Ghana Temporary Storage Facility

Regulatory

   - Training Workshop on PRD/CBI in Cote d’Ivoire

Anti Counterfeiting

   - CropLife Ghana Holds Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop
   - Creation of the Departmental Committees against Illegal Pesticides (CLDPI)

Plant Biotechnology

   - Kenya Approves Field Trials of Biotech Corn and Cotton
   - India's Environment Ministry Stresses Safety of GM Mustard
   - Biotechnology Praised at the Biggest Agri Expo in Uganda

   
Newsletter August 2017 [ 1.5 mb ]


Newsletter July 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Cotton SSPs Graduate in Uganda
   - CropLife Ghana Empties Container Bins in Ejura Sekyeredumase
   - IFDC 2SCALE Recognized as Best Capacity Builder/Project -2016
   - IPM/RU Training Workshop for Vegetable Production in Cameroon
   - CropLife Zambia updates SSP Database
   - SSPs Service More than 200 Cassava Farmers in Nigeria
   - Combined IRAC, HRAC and FRAC Meeting, PPRI Roodeplaat, South Africa 23 June
   - Meeting with the Crop Protection Directorate (DPVCQ), Cote d’Ivoire.

Regulatory

   - Workshop on Improving the Quality of Agrochemicals in Ghana

Anti Counterfeiting

   - Ag-inputs Day and Workshop on Quality of ag-inputs

Association Management

   - CropLife Zambia holds 2017 Annual General Meeting

Plant Biotechnology

   - ABI / ISAAA Press Conference, Thursday 15 June 2017 Grain South Africa
   - Brazil Approves GM Sugarcane for Commercial Use
   - Improved Cassava Varieties to Ease Hunger in Africa
   - Uganda Government Upbeat on Passing GM Crops Legislation

   
Newsletter July 2017 [ 1.9 mb ]


Newsletter June 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

West & Central Africa Hub and Regulatory Workshop

Stewardship

   - CropLife Introduces Advanced IPM Course
   - CropLife Sudan (SAGA) & IFAD
   - Launch of the Joint CropLife Cameroon-MINADER Training activities
   - CropLife Ghana Starts Collaboration with GIZ/CARI
   - Responsible Use Training – South Africa
   - CropLife Uganda Starts SSP Activities with IFDC/2SCALE

Regulatory

   - West and Central Africa Regulatory Meeting May 3 – 5
   - EU ED Criteria Dialogue
   - The Official Opening Ceremony of the CILSS-CSP 40th session

Association Management

   - Distribution Sector links up with CropLife Sudan (SAGA)
   - CropLife Sudan (SAGA) meets with Chamber of Commerce

Plant Biotechnology

   - Canadian Parliament Votes Against Mandatory Labelling of GM Foods
   - Brazil Approves GM Sugarcane for Commercial Use
   - Tanzanian Farmers Urge Government to Hasten Delivery of GE Crops

   
Newsletter June 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]


Newsletter May 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Spray Service Provider Concept Reaches the Balkans
   - Obsolete Pesticides in Senegal
   - CropLife Nigeria Starts with a New Round of IPM Courses for SSPs
   - CropLife Egypt SSP Training through the Shiraka project
   - SSPs in Nigeria Started Selling their Services to Farmers under Propcom Project
   - Ethiopia - Overview of the SSP Training Program in the Oromiya Region
   - SSPs in Nigeria Trained under the GIZ/CARI Project
   - Responsible Use Training for Smallholder farmers, Aswan, Egypt - April 2017
   - Training Materials for the Cotton Sector – Cote d’Ivoire

Anti-Counterfeiting

   - Regional Anti-Counterfeiting Committee - Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

   - CropLife Tanzania’s Newly Appointed Consultant
   - CropLife Mauritius hold AGM
   - CLAME Team Discuss the Importance of Communications - Brussels, 3 April
   - CropLife Ethiopia holds General Assembly
   - CropLife Zimbabwe Accreditation Students Achieve Perfect Pass Rate


Plant Biotechnology

   - ISAAA Presents 2016 Annual Report on GM Crops Adoption in Beijing
   - US Government Plans to Counter ‘Misinformation’ on Agri-biotech Products

   
Newsletter May 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]


Newsletter April 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Container Management Project Team Meeting with Country Managers 21 - 23 March Sao Paulo, Brazil
   - CropLife Kenya concludes Phase (1) of SSP Trainings carried out in collaboration with SNV
   - Container Management - South Africa
   - Responsible Use Training in Namibia
   - Responsible Use Training for Smallholder farmers, Esna, Luxor, Egypt - March 2017
   - Monitoring Exercise for the IFDC-CATALIST Project

Regulatory

   - Maghreb Regulatory Meeting, March 22 -23, 2017
   - Risk Assessment & Trade Impact for Agricultural Commodities Meeting : March 28 -29 - Nairobi
   - Meeting of the Technical Committee on Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Association Management

   - CropLife Zimbabwe AGM, 2017
   - CropLife Uganda Undertakes PR Exercise with Member Companies
   - Meeting with the Minister of Food and Agriculture on taxation of Ag-inputs, Ghana
   - Planning Activities - Ghana


Plant Biotechnology

   - Agricultural Biotechnology Industry (ABI/ISAAA) Meeting, Centurion - Pretoria - 15 March
   - Princess Anne Says Ruling Out GM Crops Not Practical
   - AfricaBio General Assembly: 16 March 2017
   - Ethiopian Environment Minister Promotes Biotech to Address Food and Economic Challenges
   - Senegal Ready for GMOs, Says President Macky Sall

   
Newsletter April 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]


Newsletter March 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Obsolete Stocks Working Group, Cote d’Ivoire
   - Update on the training of SSPs in the SNV Project, Ethiopia
   - CropLife Nigeria Expands SSP Activities with GIZ
   - Collection of Containers in Ghana; Ready for the Next Step
   - Training Committee Develops New IPM Course
   - Business Training for SSPs in Mali

Regulatory

   - Breaking News
   - SAICM Intersessional Meeting in Brasilia 7 – 8 February
   - RRC Meeting
   - ED Criteria Question

Association Management

   - CropLife Uganda Receives Recognition
   - CropLife South Africa Takes a Leap of Faith into the Future


Plant Biotechnology

   - Mozambique Plants First GM Maize Field Trial
   - US EPA Approves Three Varieties of GE Potatoes
   - Kenyan Lawmakers Ask for Homegrown GM Crops Research

   
Newsletter March 2017 [ 1.6 mb ]


Newsletter February 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - Launch of the SSP Project in Mali
   - Meeting between CropLife Cote d’Ivoire and the Council of Coffee-Cacao
   - First Spray Service Provider Project in Tanzania
   - ToT Responsible Use Training and rollout of RU training for smallholder farmers

Regulatory

   - Risk Mitigation Workshop for West and Central Africa

Association Management

   - Capacity Building - Uganda 30 Jan – 1 Feb
   - Visit to Zimbabwe, 12 - 13 January
   - CropLife Nigeria Moves into New Office

Plant Biotechnology

   - Kenyan Farmers Urge the Gov't to Release WEMA Bt Maize Amid Ravaging Drought
   - Rothamsted Research Granted Permission by Defra to Conduct GM Wheat Field Trials

   
Newsletter February 2017 [ 1.0 mb ]


Newsletter January 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: 

Stewardship

   - IPM Training for SSPs in Côte d’Ivoire
   - Graduation of 120 SSPs with Propcom in Nigeria
   - Training of SSPs in Mali
   - Cassava SSPs are ready to sell services in Nigeria
   - Meeting of the PR-PICA Steering Committee

Regulatory

   - Capacity Building Workshop for the Pesticides Committee of Côte d’Ivoire
   - CropLife Kenya holds forum to sensitize Members on Regulatory Issues

Association Management

   - CropLife Côte d’Ivoire holds Annual General Meeting
   - CropLife Ghana Plans Activities for 2017

Plant Biotechnology

   - Cross-Platform Workshop, Tamale, Ghana, 30 November
   - Cuba to Plant GM Soybean and Corn in Spring 2017
   - Nigeria Academy of Science Declares Support for Biotech
   - Biotech Crops Contribute ~US$127,000M to Argentina's Economy

   
Newsletter January 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]