What can COLEACP’s Research & Innovation department do for you?

On 25 January, COLEACP’s Research & Innovation department held a videoconference, to introduce the department’s range of activities and services.

  • Regulatory monitoring tools: You can follow events at European and international levels via interactive dashboards and online databases, to support monitoring of regulations and rapid adaptation to changes (MRLs, PPP approvals, TRACES, RASFF, and e-GAP)
  • Field trials to find new alternatives to control priority pests: How are trial activities scheduled? Learn about the 18 trials implemented since 2019, and our research objectives for 2022
  • Development of new guides/brochures: Get an overview of updated and newly published material on crop protection and production developed in recent months, and planned for 2022
  • Identifying and testing smart technologies for agriculture in ACP countries: See a review of smart technologies for ACP agriculture, and the results of the first field test of the Blockchain in Côte d’Ivoire

The interactive session allowed time for question-and-answer sessions and discussions.

You can view the video here.

Under the EU-funded Fit For Market SPS programme, COLEACP’s Research & Innovation department focuses on the adaption and dissemination of technologies and solutions that contribute to safe and sustainable food. The department acts as a research broker, bringing together a variety of resources to ensure that technologies are accessible to SMEs.

This session is part of a series of videoconferences that aim to inform on the latest trends, and to provide a forum for discussing the main sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and other issues affecting the fruit and vegetable sector in ACP countries.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.