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.
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 safetyContinue reading “Food Safety: Senegal and Nigeria”
In June 2021, the EAC approved a shared Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for inspecting maize, beans and rice for pests of phytosanitary importance. The Inspection SOP document highlights the importance of these efforts: “The EastContinue reading “East Africa SOPs for Border Inspection”
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