Improving SPS Systems in Africa for Food Security and Trade

Africa faces considerable challenges related to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) systems, including lack of coordination and harmonization between countries and regions, weak regulatory systems, and limited capacities to invest in SPS systems and implement actions to improve food safety and plant and animal health. These challenges impact health and wellbeing, with Africans suffering from highContinue reading “Improving SPS Systems in Africa for Food Security and Trade”

Food Safety in Africa (2021-2023)

Project on Strengthening Food Safety Systems in West Africa  This project aims to strengthen food safety systems by growing food safety capacity and harmonization of measures across countries and regions. The project will engage the Africa Union, the RECs, member states and agribusiness to improve understanding of and application of science-based sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)Continue reading “Food Safety in Africa (2021-2023)”

Animal Health Capacity Program: Africa (2021-2023)

 The African Union’s Animal Health Strategy for Africa (AHSA) and SPS Policy Framework provides mechanisms to build sustainable animal health systems aligned with international standards to facilitate safe trade in animal products. As the strategy continues to be implemented, the University of Missouri, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and UMAP-Ghana are lending support to African Union, theContinue reading “Animal Health Capacity Program: Africa (2021-2023)”

MRL Harmonization (2020-2024)

AFSI works across Africa to support harmonized MRLs among RECs and member states in line with international Codex standards.  The project builds capacity of national and regional regulators to build robust pesticide regulatory frameworks and capacities and to set pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) in Africa that are science-based and backed by the WTO SPSContinue reading “MRL Harmonization (2020-2024)”