2023 NPPO Online Training

This May 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and East African Community (EAC) invites members of the National Plant Protection Organizations in the regions to the relaunch of the Plant Health Online Modules. Plant health is crucial for advancingContinue reading “2023 NPPO Online Training”

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 measures, the promotion of regulatory harmonization, and the development of academic resources to meet current and future needs for technicalContinue reading “Food Safety: Senegal and Nigeria”

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 learners. The online training is provided for free at http://www.SPSCourses.com by the Food Safety Network, a part of the USDAContinue reading “Plant Health – Online Training”

East Africa SOPs for Border Inspection

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 East African Community (EAC) is an economic block that creates demand for trade in a wide range of commodities among theContinue reading “East Africa SOPs for Border Inspection”

Risk Communication Trainings

Missouri School of Journalism helping communities in Africa talk about pesticides, avoid fake news. From Journalism.Missouri.edu By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 30, 2021) — Researchers at the Missouri School of Journalism are helping people in Africa improve communication about pesticides in their countries, the latest effort from the School to improve how science is communicatedContinue reading “Risk Communication Trainings”