Africa Food Safety Initiative

The Africa Food Safety Initiative (AFSI) is a program to support African Regional Economic Communities and the African continent represented by the Africa Union to attain the capacity to meet international agricultural trade standards.

AFSI focuses on science-based regulatory frameworks including those for harmonization and convergence of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards, of maximum pesticide residue levels (MRLs), and other food safety measures. These activities benefit farmers and consumers, while sustaining the environment and economies.


A Multi-Sector Roadmap

AFSI members had the honor of collaborating with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), USDA, and others to convene stakeholders from across Nigerian government and society for a food…

Food Safety: Senegal and Nigeria

The AFSI project on Strengthening Food Safety Systems in Africa is focusing its efforts on industries in Senegal and Nigeria. The project activities will provide technical assistance to support industry to meet these food safety…

Plant Health – Online Training

This March 2022, members of national plant protection organizations across East and West Africa will be learning about plant pest identification systems. Over 100 people in the regions are part of this cohort of online…

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