Gabon, Maurice, Tanzania : FFM+ and AGRINFO presentations


In March/April 2023, as part of the Fit For Market Plus (FFM+) program, members of COLEAD’s Technical Assistance department visited Tanzania to strengthen dialogue with partner beneficiaries and present the FFM+ programme. The local launch of the FFM+ programme and the informative event sparked in-depth discussions on the partners’ needs, resulting in a growing interest that translates into increased applications for support received.


In April 2023, in collaboration with the Embassy of Gabon in Belgium, the COLEAD team organised a webinar aimed at introducing the FFM+ and AGRINFO programmes to stakeholders active in the Gabonese horticultural sector. During this virtual meeting, representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as H.E. Mr. Serge Thierry MICKOTO, Ambassador of the Gabonese Republic in Belgium, were informed about EU regulatory developments and regional and international market trends for fruit and vegetables. The FFM+ programme was presented as a resource to support the horticultural sector by identifying new opportunities and improving practices in a sustainable manner. Additionally, a live demonstration of the AGRINFO information platform was performed.


In May 2023, COLEAD organised an information session for stakeholders active in the horticultural sector in Mauritius, with active support from the Chamber of Agriculture of Mauritius. The event provided an overview of COLEAD, the FFM+ and AGRINFO programmes, and the technical resources available for partner beneficiaries. The session also addressed the importance of transitioning to more sustainable and resilient agricultural models through projects of the Chamber of Agriculture, such as Smart Agriculture and Karo Natirel, which aim to reduce the use of pesticides and promote the value of agroecology products in Mauritius, respectively.

These activities are supported by the Fit For Market Plus (FFM+) programme implemented by COLEAD as part of the development cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union, and AGRINFO, a programme funded by the European Union and implemented by COLEAD.

This publication receives financial support from the European Union and the OACPS. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of COLEAD and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the OACPS.