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Newsletter December 2007


Training prize for 2006 for East & Southern Africa awarded to South African.  North Africa Middle East Hub & Regulatory Meetings in Amman, Jordan.  "Training of Trainers Follow-up" session in Nigeria with IFDC.  CropLife International Director General steps down.  CropLife Africa Middle East final Executive Committee Meeting for 2007 in Amman, Jordan.  IPM and Responsible Use training sessions in Senegal.  Adoption of the Regional Harmonisation Framework by ECOWAS.  Intellectual Property Rights in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.  New MRL information source to bolster fresh produce exports in South Africa.  Cascade safe use training in Nigeria.  IFDC Train-the-Trainer in Burkina Faso.  SADC plant protection committee meeting in South Africa.  Container management in South Africa.  New Chairman for CropLife Tanzania.

Newsletter December 2007 [ 3.9 mb ]

Newsletter November 2007


Minister of Agriculture oversees CropLife Madagascar/IFDC Train-the-Trainer Course. Container Management Workshop: East and Southern Africa. Training with Partners, BUSAC, IFDC and GAIDA, in Ghana. Meeting with the East African Community (EAC) on mini SEARCH initiative. Follow up Stakeholders Forum, Government’s Position on “High Temperature Thermal Treatment” of Waste (HTTT) in South Africa. Africa Stockpiles Programme Implementation Committee (ASPIC) Meeting and Stakeholder Forum in Rabat, Morocco. Complaint to Burkina Faso Department of Crop Protection to denounce the presence in the market of illegal products. Workshop to support mango industry organised by CropLife Côte d’Ivoire, Crop Protection Department, CNRA (National Research Institute) and Fonds Interprofessionnel de la Recherche et du Conseil Agricoles (Interprofessional Fund for Agricultural Research and Extension—FIRCA). Cooperation between Croplife Ghana, Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with USAID to provide core funding. North Africa Middle East Hub & Regulatory Conference in Amman, Jordan. Regional harmonisation of pesticides registration in West Central Africa.

Newsletter November 2007 [ 3.3 mb ]

Newsletter October 2007


Train-the-Trainer course in rural South Africa. Sensitisation training in Ethiopia with partners, FINTRAC, Agricultural & Rural Development Bureau and Chemtex PLC. Training Follow-up with Master Trainers in Côte d’Ivoire. Partnerships and cooperation in Mali with WACIP and CMDT. Mini SEARCH Meeting for the East African Group (EAG). National Pesticides Workshop in Sudan. Illegal products seized in Mali. AfricaBio and CropLife Africa Middle East arranged a breakfast workshop, entitled “How the USA Regulates GMO’s”. Project launch mission for Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) in Ethiopia. allFresh 2007 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Newsletter October 2007 [ 2.4 mb ]

Newsletter September 2007


Train-the-Trainer course for government personnel in Syria.  Train-the-Trainer course for sugarcane sector in Sudan.  Registration issues in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.  Counterfeits workshop in Côte d’Ivoire.  Cement kiln incineration workshop in South Africa.  Workshop in South Africa on herbicide resistance and impact on trials and commercial recommendations.  CropLife-AfricaBio “Malawian Biotechnology & Communication Strategy Workshop”.  Check CropLife Africa Middle East website for lists of Master Trainers.  South African Obsolete Stocks: Department of the Environment & Tourism (DEAT) oversees study to identify next provinces for obstocks collection. 

Newsletter September 2007 [ 1.5 mb ]

Newsletter August 2007


Container Management in South Africa.  Project Steering Committee for Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) in South Africa. Agricultural Biotechnology/Biosafety:
ECOWAS & CILSS Initiative.  IFDC International Workshop in South Africa on Agro–Input Marketing and Dealer Development.  CropLife Mali IPM and Responsible Use Training.  AfricaBio and CropLife finalise plans for core countries, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. Biotech Communications Strategy Training for Malawi is planned for the end of August.

Newsletter August 2007 [ 1.1 mb ]

Newsletter July 2007


In Bamako, the Africa Stockpiles Programme in Mali was officially launched during an ASP Partner Supervision mission, which included representatives from World Bank, FAO, CropLife, WWF and PAN-Africa. The CropLife Africa Middle East annual General Assembly and the second Executive Committee meetings for 2007 took place in Germany. CropLife Africa Middle East cooperates with the IFDC MIR Project in West Africa to build capacity in the agricultural inputs sector. A mini SEARCH workshop was held in Uganda for the East Africa Group (EAG). The 2007 annual East & Southern Africa hub meeting was held in Entebbe, Uganda. CropLife Africa Middle East attended and participated in the CropLife International Committees and Project Team meetings in Brussels. IPM and Responsible Use training in Cameroon. Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council (CIPAC) meeting in South Africa. New Chairman for CropLife Zambia.

Newsletter July 2007 [ 2.3 mb ]

Newsletter June 2007


CropLife Kenya received the Golden Trophy for Quality award, presented by the Trade Leaders Club in Paris, France on 23-April-2007.  Yves Demeure retires as Vice-President of CropLife Africa Middle East.  CropLife participates in EUREP-GAP workshop in South Africa. CropLife participates in SADC Plant Protection Technical Committee workshop in South Africa.  Training of Trainers for participants from Botswana and South Africa.  Responsible Use training in South Africa.  West Africa pesticides safety educators workshop in Bamako, Mali. Training of Trainers in Kuwait.  Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) progress in South Africa, including container management update.  West Africa regional pesticides regulations workshops with ECOWAS, WAEMU, CILSS.  New president for CropLife Mauritius.

Newsletter June 2007 [ 2.8 mb ]

Newsletter May 2007


CropLife Cameroon course on Responsible Use of Pesticides for 43 farmers, agronomists, extensionists and retailers. IPM-CRSP-IER mango pest workshop in Bamako, Mali. Cotton pest resistance workshop in Bamako, Mali. Mali Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) update. West Africa Cotton Improvement Project (WACIP) workshop, with CropLife due to provide training and attend to stewardship and communications issues. CropLife Africa Middle East formally establishes regional office in Amman, Jordan. SEARCH regional harmonisation workshop in Nairobi, Kenya with facilitation by COLEACP. CropLife Africa Middle East participates in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) workshop in Cairo, Egypt. South African ASP gets under way in Limpopo Province. Container management scheme in Kenya progresses.

Newsletter May 2007 [ 1.1 mb ]

Newsletter April 2007


CropLife Mali members combined with TradeMali to provide training for mango producers, scouts and other stakeholders in all aspects of responsible use of pesticides. CropLife Ghana combined with Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) to provide training for agricultural inputs dealers on responsible use issues. CropLife supports training by the EU funded UNA IPM Project in Somalia. CropLife trained Master Trainers train operators in Nigeria. Master Trainer course in Egypt. Biotechnology training includes Ugandan MP's. CropLife Egypt present Arabic version of IPM training manual. West Central Africa Hub and Regulatory meetings in Lome, Togo. New Chairman for CropLife Zimbabwe. Biofuels strategy set up in South Africa. CropLife follows up on the MoU with COMESA. New President for CropLife South Africa.


Newsletter April 2007 [ 1.4 mb ]

Newsletter March 2007


SEARCH group splits into three groupings. East Agrican Community (EAC) group made up of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (EAC) plus Ethiopia. Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) starts up in South Africa. CropLife Egypt continues with delaer certification training, including training Master Trainers from all sectors. CropLife Egypt concludes two training manuals for FAO. Cascade training in Zimbabwe. Train-the-Trainer Follow-up course with IFDC in Ghana. Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) starts up in Morocco.

Newsletter March 2007 [ 793 kb ]

Newsletter February 2007


CropLife Mauritius trains distributors on the safe handling of pesticides, using CropLife Africa Middle East Master Trainers. CropLife assists FAO to train Obstocks Specialists for the Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP). Regulatory actions on pesticides in Jordan. Ministerial decree on pesticide regulations to follow WHO/FAO recommendations, issued in Egypt. Train the Trainer course for post-graduate students at the Mediterranean Agronomy Institute in Bari, Italy. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) press conference in South Africa. Cascade training in PIM and Responsible Use of pesticides in Malawi. CropLife Uganda introduces levy system to finance association's activities and forms partnership with MAAIF. Africa Stockpiles Programme Project Management Team meet to set up obstocks project in South Africa.

Newsletter February 2007 [ 1.1 mb ]

Newsletter January 2007


CropLife Mali and USAID funded, Trade-Mali signed an MoU in Bamako, Mali, to cooperate in the mango production and export sector. EU to renew Prior Informed Consent (PIC) rules. Responsible Use training for journalists and pesticide distributors in Senegal. CropLife Kenya container management initiative. Mali Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) launched. FAO container management system in Mali. IFDC conducts Train-the-Trainer course in Nigeria. CropLife International Stewardship & Sustainable Agriculture Committee and Project Team meetings held in Germany. Media training on Chemical Safety and the Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) in Tanzania. CropLife participated in the launch of the West Africa Seed Industry Alliance (WARSIA) workshop in Accra, Ghana. Setting up cooperation with IFDC's 1000+ project in West Africa. Official launch of CropLife Ghana. Setting up cooperation with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Dakar, Senegal. Newsletters from CropLife Zimbabwe and Conseiller Technique à l'Assemblée Permanente es Chambres d'Agriculture du Mali (APCAM).

Newsletter January 2007 [ 2.1 mb ]