Access to South African market to reduce PHL for Malagasy litchi – Byanyima

COMESA’s Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary (SPS) Coordinator Martha Byanyima has said access to the South African market for the Malagasy Litchi exporters would reduce post-harvest losses(PHL) for the farmers. Leading a delegation of COMESA Staff, Miss Byanyima said this during a courtesy call to Madagascar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Permanent Secretary Pierrot Randrianaritiana in […]

Rural Kenyan Women take the lead on sustainable land and water management

Small-scale farmers in Kenya Central’s Nyandarua County have taken the lead on sustainable management of land and natural resources to reduce land degradation, soil erosion and deforestation. Predominantly women, the farmers have adopted crop rotation and manure management from livestock to increase soil fertility. To reduce soil erosion in Nyandarua County’s hilly terrain, the farmers […]

COMESA Indian Ocean Sub-region explores Livestock sub-sector Value Chains

COMESA has successfully organized four Value Chain consultative meetings for selected commodities in four sub-regions with the Indian Ocean Islands sub-region focusing on rice, fisheries and livestock sub-sectors. The Value Chain Platforms were part of an inclusive consultative process with key stakeholders for selected commodities in sub-regions aimed at guiding the development of Regional Investment […]

Mauritius is 15th COMESA State to sign the CAADP Compact

On the 23rd July, 2015, Mauritius became the 15th member country in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to sign its national Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. The signing ceremony of the CAADP Compact was led by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mahen Kumar Seerutun, Minister of Foreign […]

COMESA holds a Second Consultative CAADP Sub-Regional Value Chains Meeting

COMESA has held a second consultative meeting on CAADP Value Chains for the Southern Africa sub-region focusing on Rice and Cassava commodities. The Southern Africa sub-region consultative meeting held from 13-14th July, 2015 at Mulungushi Conference Centre, Zambia which includes Malawi and Zimbabwe was represented by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Swaziland and Zambia. The Regional […]