Prioritizing Investments and Leveraging Resources to Boost Agri-food exports in the COMESA Region - Shared screen with speaker view
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François Félix MOSSI
Marlynne Hopper, STDF
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Nsangwa Ngwira, COMESA Secretariat RECAMP Team Leader/Market Access Expert
Jacques Drolet, IDRG, Regulatory harmonisation of plant health products
CPA SHAINUL BHANJI
Greetings from Tanzania East Africa the land of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti. Glad to join in. Wishing all the Speakers great deliberations.CPA Shainul Bhanji
Hope Raymond, USDA, FAS Nairobi
RAPHAEL URANDU WAFULAFRESH PRODUCE CONSORTIUM OF KENYAraphaelwafula2014@gmail.com
Dr Evans Muthuma
Ketra Nakayenga, Uganda, Principal MSME officer Quality Assurance & Standardization. Ministry of Trade, Industry and Coopetatives
Londiwe Thabethe, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Cape Town South Africa responsible for Marketing and Agribusiness
Dr Evans Muthuma- State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Dr Agnes Maina - State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Phyllis W. Githaiga - Chief Inspector and Trade Officer, Trade and Standard Department, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, Kenya
Mary Wanjeri Mbugua - Program Management Specialist - Regional Trade Facilitation, USAID
Export Marketing Analyst,
Rehema Meeme, Standards Officer at Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Food and Agriculture standards Department, Uganda.
Stanley Mworia - CEO, Aquacultural Association of Kenya (AAK)
Dr.Cameline Mwai- State Department of Livestock Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya.
Unesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, STDF Dev Country Expert
STDF working group, Developing Country Expert. Animal health and Animal production Food Safety
François Félix MOSSI
GANDJI MOSSI François Félix SPS expert and Expert in Standards and Quality Control in Crop Production, Head of the Cocoa Product Improvement Component/ Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/Cameroon
Nujoma Rikei Tadayo- State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development, Kenya
Martin GASASIRA, Export Marketing Analyst,Rwanda Development Board(RDB)
Joseph Mungere MEAC KENYA
Joseph Mungere Ministry of East African Community Kenya
Stella Simiyu - Director, Regulatory Affairs, CropLife Africa Middle East
MaryLucy Oronje, CABI
AUC-ETIM Oswald Chinyamakobvu
Dr. Oswald Chinyamakobvu, Senior Technical Advisor - Quality Infrastructure, African Union Commission, ETIM Department.
Joseph Mpunga, Senior Investment Officer COMESA Secretariat. Greetings to all !!
Risper Aencha Export Manager NEW KENYA CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERIES LIMITED-KENYA
agent in the department of Economics and Foreingn Trade
Maurine Abungu - Trade Development Officer, State Department for Trade & Enterprise Development, Kenya.
Greetings from the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD
AUDA-NEPAD, Kefilwe Fifie Moalosi
Absolutely important - Nutritious Standards
Abdillah Mbae, agent in the department of Economics and Foreign Trade
Greetings to all.KAZIMOTO Cansilde from Rwanda Horticulture Interprofessional Organization
Ghita BENKIRANE, senior expert in Food Safety Management Systems, Ghita.email@example.com
Good afternoon all participants. Please drop your contacts in the chat box including the institution you are representing
Lucy Namu, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service.
Raymond SanerDirector, CSEND, Geneva
MaryLucy Oronje, CABI, Email; M.Oronje@cabi.org
Daniel Karanja, CABI
Raymond SanerDirector, CSEND, Genevahttp://www.diplomacydialogue.org/publications/agricultural-diplomacy.html
Nolan Africander, Scientific Manager Inspection Services, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. NolanA@dalrrd.gov.za
Beatrice Uwumukiza, Director General, Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA)- Rwanda
Prof. Archileo Kaaya, Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda
Nokuthula Cele, Deputy Director Food Import & Export Standards, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development, South Africa. ThuleN@Dalrrd.gov.za
Prof Lichia Saner-Yiu, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), Geneva. firstname.lastname@example.org.Trade policy research and capacity building work can be accessed at http://www.csend.org/search?q=trade+policy+governance
Chiluba Mwape, SADC Secretariat, Email: email@example.com
Useful linksCOMESA project webpage: https://www.standardsfacility.org/PG-606P-IMA countries full reportsKenya: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Kenya_P-IMA_Report.pdfRwanda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Rwanda_P-IMA_Report.pdfUganda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Uganda_P-IMA_Report.pdfP-IMA policy briefsKenya: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Kenya_Policy_Brief.pdfRwanda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Rwanda_Policy_Brief.pdfUganda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Uganda_Policy_Brief.pdf
Emanuel Lalita, Trade Officer, State Department for Trade - Kenya, Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlynne Hopper, STDF
Dear participants, in case you have any qns or comments, pls be sure to write them in the Chat. We will take note and try to get back to you in the session or afterwards.
Arguing that regulatory harmonization is a key bottle neck to food security in Africa and the Comesa countries, has a global African regulatory harmonisation been considered to unlock access to the small and medium companies that carry most of the safer plant health products? In this line, has a general database of all registered products per country/crop/issue been considered to guide a path forward toward sustainability and food security?
Where can we find a manual or handbook on P-IMA? Thank you!
The manual is available on the STDF website, We will share the link shortly.
You can find the P-IMA user guide here: https://www.standardsfacility.org/prioritizing-sps-investments-market-access-p-ima
Thank you very much! A major contribution!
Isaac B. Gokah
@Jacque Drolet, Thanks for your insights. The issues you raised are very important and something that should be on the table as we look at Africa-wide trade under the AfCFTA. Unfortunately, under P-IMA we were more concerned with market access for specific products of each country into specific markets. Data has always been an issue and I am afraid we are not there yet where we have a general database of all registered products per country/crop/issue that I am aware of
COMESA - Dingiswayo Shawa
Jacques. Thank you for the question. At Africa level, the SPS Policy Framework has already been developed. One of the aim of the framework is to have harmonised SPS policies approaches at regional through to national level. Regarding the data base of registered products, as COMESA, priority value chains have been identified and are being updated regularly and this where now P-IMA comes in to prioritise the SPS Investment options in these priority value chains
Maria Bisamaza, Makerere Universitymaria.email@example.com