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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

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

La Guinée lance son projet de Fonds Fiduciaire du Codex

La Guinée a lancé son projet de Fonds Fiduciaires du Codex 2 lors d'un atelier tenu les 14 et 15 mai 2019 et qui a été marqué par la présence du Secrétaire Général du Ministère de l'industrie et des PME, du conseiller du Ministre en charge de la Qualité et de L'innovation, du DG de l'Institut Guinéen de Normalisation et de Métrologie, du Président du Comité National du Codex et de la participation des départements ministériels compétents (santé, agriculture, élevage, [...]
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

Burkina Faso launches its Codex Trust Fund 2 project

Burkina Faso launched its Codex Trust Fund 2 project in a workshop held on 12 October 2018 with the participation of different sectors involved in food safety and nutrition representing governmental and non-governmental structures, civil society as well as technical and financial partners. The country is now among the eight African countries to benefit from the Codex Trust Fund 2, following a call for applications. The project that will be implemented for three years, from 2018 to 2021, is intended [...]
25 October 2018
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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