EDES programme: Strengthening food safety systems in Afrique Carribean And the Pacific countries
Launched in 2010, EDES is a cooperation programme managed by COLEACP (Europe-Africa-CaribbeanPacific Liaison Committee) in collaboration with a consortium of European Organizations specialized in food safety. The programme is implemented at the request of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) Group of States, and funded by European Union. The EDES Programme has been designed to assist ACP countries in strengthening their national SPS (Sanitary and Phytosanitary) Systems so as to ensure and enlarge access into the European Union of their products while participating, at large, into regional and international food trade. The programme will be funded during 4 years under the 9th European Development Fund. EDES is being implemented since March 2010 by a COLEACP-led consortium grouping major European food safety agencies who, together, cover the whole span of expertise needed for the achievement of the EDES goals. The overall objective of EDES, an ACP-EU Programme, is to contribute to poverty alleviation through the integration of food products from ACP regions into international, and particularly European, trade flows. The specific objective is to support the development in ACP of risk-based food safety systems for exports in line with European, international and regional standards….
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FIELD ACTIVITY by Guy Bertrand Pouokam
Post Graduate Diploma in Biochemistry, University of Yaoundè, Cameroon.