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Région du Comité FAO/OMS de coordination pour l'Afrique (CCAFRICA) - Coordonnateur régional: Kenya

L'Afrique est engagée dans une voie de développement qui se caractérise par une croissance économique moyenne de 5 pour cent par an et un essor de la classe moyenne.

Le potentiel agricole du continent africain est largement inexploité et 60 pour cent environ des terres arables non cultivées à l'échelle mondiale se trouvent en Afrique subsaharienne. Seuls quelques pays disposent d'une agriculture et d'un secteur de la transformation et de la distribution des produits alimentaires suffisamment solides pour pouvoir approvisionner à la fois leur marché intérieur et le marché international.

L'accès au marché s'accompagne immédiatement de la nécessité d'élaborer des normes alimentaires fondées sur des principes scientifiques, y compris les normes relatives à la sécurité sanitaire des aliments, qui rendent possible le commerce alimentaire aux niveaux national, régional et international, et qui permettent ainsi à l'Afrique de jouer son rôle dans le commerce alimentaire mondial.

La Commission du Codex Alimentarius offre aux États membres du Comité des solutions visant à exploiter leur potentiel dans le cadre d'une consommation alimentaire croissante, à tirer parti de leur croissance économique et à répondre à leurs besoins s'agissant de l'accès à de nouveaux marchés alimentaires. 

 


Actualités de la région

Regional workshop in Africa shares insight on using electronic tools

A two-day Regional Technical Workshop for National Codex Contact Points has concluded in Kenya's capital Nairobi, bringing together participants from close to 25 African countries, with the majority working within the areas of food safety and international standards. The workshop supported skills and knowledge development to increase practical capacity and ability of staff working in national Codex systems and to facilitate their successful operation in the Codex international standard-setting environment. This is through the use of electronic tools, such as [...]
07 February 2018

A collective effort: Liberia launches National Codex Committee

Every country needs a good policy on food safety legislation. Liberia launched its National Codex Committee in August of this year in what the Director of County Health Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Cuallau Jabbeh Howe described as a 'collective effort'. “Every country needs a good policy on food safety legislation, and the Ministry of Health is working in that direction, because we are charged with the responsibility of protecting our citizens in our borders. There is an urgent [...]
30 October 2017

Codex standards for safe food and access to trade

Experts meet in Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables Kampala, 2nd October 2017 – Experts in food and agriculture sector are meeting in Kampala for a week to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, potatoes and eggplants, kiwi fruits and fresh dates. Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables This session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) is co-hosted by the Government of Uganda together with the Government of Mexico. Speaking at the opening [...]
10 October 2017

Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia Coordinator for Africa Region retires

CCAFRICA Coordinator and Executive Committee Member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia has recently announced his retirement from public service and as the Coordinator of the Joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa. It has been a pleasure working alongside Codex. It was just an amazing yet a profoundly rewarding experience. Dr Gathura wished Codex "every success in shaping and mapping the global path towards a better level of protecting consumer health and fair trade practices in food”. 35 years [...]
27 February 2017
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Kenya hosts successful Coordinating Committee

This video report from CNBC Africa reviews the 22nd session of the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa which met in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month. Reporter Charles Gitonga highlights the main challenges regarding food safety in the region and the ongoing work of the Codex Alimentarius to ensure, through establishing international food standards, that food is safe and that it can be traded fairly.  
23 January 2017

A united African voice for Codex

The 20th session of the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for the African region began yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya. The continent of Africa consists of 54 very diverse countries covering 11.7 million square miles. Trade in region now runs in excess of 50 billion USD a year. Delegates from the 49 countries that make up the CCAFRICA region are meeting to address the food safety and trade issues most relevant to Africa. Hon Adan Mohammed opens CCAFRICA22 Hon Adan Mohammed, Cabinet Secretary for the Kenyan [...]
17 January 2017

Strengthening National Codex Committees

CCAFRICA has been involved in strengthening National Codex Committees in Lesotho,Swaziland and Zimbambwe. This has empowered CCAFRICA to participate in the global standard development process and reap the benefits of implementing Codex Standards. CCAFRICA acknowledges the support of FAO in this endevour. A workshop sponsored by the AU-IBAR was held in December 2015 in Senegal on Strengthening of National Codex Committees in the ECOWAS region block.
15 December 2015

WHO: safer food for all

CCAFRICA was central in development of WHO :Safer Food For All document which is aimed to simplify application of the HACCP Principles in Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs). CCAFRICA closely collaborated with WHO in the exercise.
31 October 2015
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Coordonnateur CCAFRICA

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCAFRICA Secretariat

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS),
Kapiti Road, Off Mombasa Road,
P.O. Box 54974-00200, Nairobi, Kenya 

Email: info@kebs.org