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Comité Coordinador Regional del Codex para África (CCAFRICA) - Coordinador regional: Kenya

África se encuentra en una trayectoria de desarrollo, con un crecimiento promedio de la economía del 5 % anual y una clase media en expansión.

El potencial agrícola de África está muy desaprovechado. Aproximadamente el 60 % de la superficie arable no cultivada del mundo se encuentra en el África subsahariana. Algunos países cuentan con un sector agrícola, minorista y de fabricación de alimentos bien consolidado, que abastece tanto el mercados nacional como el internacional.

El acceso a los mercados crea una necesidad inmediata de elaboración de normas alimentarias —incluidas las relativas a la inocuidad de los alimentos— basadas en principios científicos, que permitan el comercio interior, regional e internacional de alimentos y aseguren el papel de África en el comercio alimentario mundial.

La Comisión del Codex Alimentarius ofrece una solución para liberar el potencial de aumento del consumo de alimentos y crecimiento económico y responder a la necesidad de un nuevo acceso al mercado alimentario para los Estados Miembros del CCAFRICA.

 


Noticias de la región

Burkina Faso promotes Codex on World Food Day

More than 500 women from all over the country and more than 1000 participants gathered in Bobo-Dioulasso, the economic capital of western Burkina Faso to celebrate the 39th World Food Day from 14 to 16 October 2019. Government departments responsible for food and nutrition were mobilized for the event where the National Codex Alimentarius Committee also held an exhibition to raise awareness about Codex, the best actions and practices to ensure healthy food and healthy eating. This year's World Food Day [...]
17 October 2019

Mali launches Codex Trust Fund project

Food safety experts and officials from Mali took part in the launch of a Codex Trust Fund project on Thursday, 12 September 2019 at the International Conference Center in Bamako. The launch was chaired by Sékou Oumar Dembélé, technical advisor of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and is part of national capacity building programmes to strengthen food safety in Mali This initiative aims to inform and raise awareness amongst all stakeholders dealing with food safety and nutrition in the [...]
17 September 2019

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement creates key role for standards

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) came into effect on 30 May 2019 after ratification by 22 countries. AfCFTA creates a single continental market as well as a Customs Union with people, goods and service able to move freely. This will be one of the world’s largest free-trade areas in terms of the number of countries, covering more than 1.2 billion people with a combined Gross Domestic Product of more than USD 3.4 trillion. One of the central [...]
12 September 2019

Large scale FAO Total Diet Study successfully assesses chemical residue contamination in food in Benin, Cameroon, Mali and Nigeria

FAO Food Safety and Quality Officers reported at CCAFRICA23 on a Total Diet Study (TDS) that for the first time covered a wide geographical area and examined a high number of chemical contaminants including mycotoxins, dioxins, pesticides, and heavy metals. A TDS is an instrument to assess the dietary exposure of populations to specific chemical contaminants. They analyze food cooked and prepared as it would be by the consumer and are representative of the foods eaten by a particular local population. [...]
06 September 2019

CCAFRICA hears calls for further investment in food safety for greater market access

More than 130 participants from 31 Member Countries, 5 Observer Countries and 7 Observer Organizations are gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the 23rd session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa, which kicks of the new round of regional consultations that take place every two years in Codex. Codex standards underpin regulatory, scientific and technological capacities Opening the meeting, the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, William Ruto called for increased funding to programmes geared towards enhancing food safety and emphasised [...]
03 September 2019

Understanding flows of antimicrobial resistance through the food supply chain

Actions to mitigate the potential for the food supply chain to act as a conduit from the myriad environmental sources of antimicrobial resistance to the public health problems of antimicrobial resistant infections in people generally focus on two areas.  First, effective antimicrobial stewardship to reduce the use of antimicrobials in agriculture; and second, surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens in food.  In the presentation of their recent research to the first side event at CCAFRICA23, Professor Alex Hughes (above) of [...]
01 September 2019

Standards instrumental in driving regional integration in Africa

The 23rd Session of the FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Africa will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 2 to 6 September 2019, bringing together governments and experts from all over the continent to discuss food safety and trade issues of importance in Africa. Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation writing in Kenya’s Daily Nation, said the agriculture sector in Africa is “a major source of income for a majority of its [...]
30 August 2019

Guinea launches Codex Trust Fund project

Guinea launched its Codex Trust Fund 2 project at a workshop held on 14 and 15 May 2019, which was marked by the presence of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and SMEs, the Minister's Adviser on responsibility for Quality and Innovation, the DG of the Guinean Institute for Standardization and Metrology, the President of the National Codex Committee and the participation of the relevant ministerial departments (health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, environment, trade, finance, cooperation) as well as [...]
23 May 2019

The First International Food Safety Conference underway in Addis Ababa

Over 700 delegates have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for The First International Food Safety Conference, hosted jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union (AU). Government leaders, senior policy makers, and representatives from international organizations, civil society and the private sector, will identify key actions and strategies to address current and future challenges to food safety globally; and to strengthen commitment at the highest political level to [...]
12 February 2019

Codex Trust Fund training to build national capacity in Ghana

“Codex provides a real opportunity for collaboration but what does it actually mean to engage in a collaborative negotiation?” This was the question posed by Susan Coleman, trainer and coach as a negotiations workshop running from 11-14 December 2018 got underway in Accra, Ghana for 26 members of the Ghana Standards Authority. The four-day programme is part of a Codex Trust Fund (CTF) project to build national capacity for effective engagement in Codex. Mr Kofi Nagetey, Deputy Director General of the Ghana [...]
11 December 2018
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CCAFRICA Secretaría

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

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