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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

High-level advocacy in support of Codex in Burkina Faso

Former Codex Chairperson Mrs. Awilo Ochieng Pernet calls upon Burkina Faso to strengthen its national Codex and food safety structures during the 59th Independence Anniversary Celebrations Mrs. Awilo Ochieng Pernet, former Chairperson of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission from 2014 to 2017 was invited to Burkina Faso to support high-level advocacy efforts in the country on food safety and Codex on the occasion of the 59th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, which took place on 11 December 2019. The objective of the advocacy was [...]
28 December 2019

Eritrea improving Codex coordination for national food standards

A consultative workshop on National Codex issues was organized on 6 December 2019 in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. The main objectives of the workshop were to discuss national food control systems, including Codex, and to begin preparation of a project proposal for the Codex Trust Fund. Mr Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, who officially opened the session, told the Ministry of Information website shabait.com that food safety was central to survival and wellbeing and that regulating national food standard had [...]
16 December 2019

‪Strong One Health leadership and commitment for AMR in Nigeria

Mabel Aworh from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria reports on a week of action. The official 'Nigeria Antibiotic Guardian Pledge' was launched at a high-level event by Senate Committee Chair on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe and Chair on Agriculture and Productivity, ‪Abdullahi Adamu. Speaking to the Daily Trust website, Oloriegbe committed to raising awareness among Nigerians on the dangers of using human and veterinary antibiotics indiscriminately and promised to communicate in mass-messaging to educate Nigerians. “The media [...]
23 November 2019

Le Burkina Faso promeut le Codex à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'alimentation

Plus de 500 femmes de tout le pays et plus de 1000 participants se sont rassemblés à Bobo-Dioulasso, capitale économique dans l'ouest du Burkina Faso pour célébrer la Trente-neuvième Journée mondiale de l'alimentation du 14 au 16 octobre 2019. Les services techniques du gouvernement, en charge de l'alimentation et de la nutrition s’étaient mobilisés pour l’événement durant lequel le Comité national du Codex Alimentarius y tenait un stand d'exposition pour sensibiliser les populations sur le Codex, les meilleurs gestes et pratiques [...]
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
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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