IMPORTANT AMENDMENT TO EU PLANT HEALTH REGULATIONS AFFECTING EXPORTS OF CHILLIES AND PEPPERS (CAPSICUM)

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on October 29, 2017  /   no comment

Until the new European Plant Health Regulation comes into force in December 2019, the application of existing EU rules is being reinforced. This has implications for third countries exporting to the EU, including the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. On 15 July 2017, the European Commission published Implementing Directive 2017/1279, which sets out important new […]

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The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on October 14, 2017  /   no comment

Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption. Yet, African countries are yet to harness these opportunities to ensure sustainable food security and […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEPPER MARKET

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on September 02, 2017  /   no comment

The sun is the main factor determining the development of the season. In Ontario, it is cloudy, so the volumes are slightly lower. In many parts of Europe, it is sunny and bright. In the UK, for example, this resulted in a large supply. The cold slowed down the season in Russia and Poland. Prices […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL GINGER MARKET

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on September 02, 2017  /   no comment

In Europe and the US, there is some confusion about the situation in China and how it will be addressed. The authorities have ordered 80% of ginger plants in the Chinese ginger capital city of Anqiu to close. Given the dominant position of Chinese ginger in the world market, the effects are noticeable on a […]

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National quality policy in the offing

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on December 13, 2015  /   no comment

By: Ama Amankwah Baafi Date : Monday, 12 October 2015 22:15 Ghana is working towards a National Quality Policy (NQP) to ensure that goods and services traded in the country are designed, manufactured and supplied to respond to the needs, expectations and requirements of consumers. The policy regime would ensure that goods and services do […]

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