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AU-IBAR Holds a Workshop for Capacity Building and Relaunch of the National SPS Committee of the United Republic of Tanzania

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© 2017 AU-IBAR. AU-IBAR Holds a Workshop for Capacity Building and Relaunch of the National SPS Committee of the United Republic of Tanzania 23rd - 25th October, 2017.© 2017 AU-IBAR. AU-IBAR Holds a Workshop for Capacity Building and Relaunch of the National SPS Committee of the United Republic of Tanzania 23rd - 25th October, 2017.AU IBAR held a training workshop in Dar Es Salaam for capacity building of the National Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee of the United Republic of Tanzania. The objectives of the workshop were:

  • to improve the understanding of the participants on the standards setting procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
  • to improve the understanding of participants on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Mphumuzi Sukati (who was also representing the Director of AU IBAR), Mr. John Oppong-Otoo (Food Safety Officer, AU-IBAR) and Dr. Hiver Boussini (Animal Health Officer, AU-IBAR). The trainees were members of the National SPS Committee and included participants from Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Research and Academic Institutions, Organizations representing Industry Groups and Consumer Association. Fifty participants attended the training.

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Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa (BAHPA) Special Edition of March 2018 – Fish Trade and Marketing

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Trade plays a major role in the fisheries and aquaculture sector as an employment creator, food supplier, income generator, and contributor to economic growth and development, and to food and nutrition security (with fish constituting an important source of nutrients for the poor and often being the cheapest form of animal protein).
The African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is implementing two fisheries projects: Fisheries governance Project and the Fish trade Project.

The Fisheries Governance Project "Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Enhance Governance of the Fisheries Sector in Africa" currently implemented by AU-IBAR and NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA), targets at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to food security and economic growth in Africa by improving institutional and policy environment for sustainable management and utilization of fisheries resources in Africa.

The specific objective of the project is achieved through the following results areas:

  • Result 1: Institutional capacity and regulatory frameworks for sustainable fisheries management improved.
  • Result 2: Sustainable fisheries management in small-scale fisheries including inland water bodies enhanced.
  • Result 3: Institutional capacity and regulatory framework for aquaculture development strengthened.
  • Result 4: Advocacy, Lessons Learning for knowledge sharing and capacity for increased investments and fostering reforms in the fisheries sector enhanced.
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Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa (BAHPA) Special Edition of March 2018 – Fish Trade and Marketing

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Call for Abstracts

Trade plays a major role in the fisheries and aquaculture sector as an employment creator, food supplier, income generator, and contributor to economic growth and development, and to food and nutrition security (with fish constituting an important source of nutrients for the poor and often being the cheapest form of animal protein).
The African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is implementing two fisheries projects: Fisheries governance Project and the Fish trade Project.

The Fisheries Governance Project "Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Enhance Governance of the Fisheries Sector in Africa" currently implemented by AU-IBAR and NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA), targets at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to food security and economic growth in Africa by improving institutional and policy environment for sustainable management and utilization of fisheries resources in Africa.

The specific objective of the project is achieved through the following results areas:

  • Result 1: Institutional capacity and regulatory frameworks for sustainable fisheries management improved.
  • Result 2: Sustainable fisheries management in small-scale fisheries including inland water bodies enhanced.
  • Result 3: Institutional capacity and regulatory framework for aquaculture development strengthened.
  • Result 4: Advocacy, Lessons Learning for knowledge sharing and capacity for increased investments and fostering reforms in the fisheries sector enhanced.
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AU-IBAR Supports Gambia to Strengthen its National Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (NSPSC) and National Codex Committee (NCC)

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© 2017 AU-IBAR. AU-IBAR Supports Gambia to Strengthen its National Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (NSPSC) and National Codex Committee (NCC).© 2017 AU-IBAR. AU-IBAR Supports Gambia to Strengthen its National Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (NSPSC) and National Codex Committee (NCC).The workshop on SPS capacity building and sustainable strategy for the national Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee of The Gambia was held from 25th to 28th September 2017 at Ocean Bay Hotel in Banjul, The Gambia.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  • Improve the understanding of the participants on the standards setting procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), World Animal Health Organization (OIE) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

  • Improve understanding of participants on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

Thirty-five participants who are members of the Gambia National Codex Committee (NCC) and National Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (NSPSC) and a Representative from the FAO country office in The Gambia attended the workshop.

The workshop was opened by the Ms. Nancy A. Niang, Permanent Secretary for Health at the Office of the Vice President. Opening statements was also delivered by Dr. Mphumuzi Sukati, Senior Policy Officer for Economics, Trade and Marketing at AU-IBAR on behalf of the Director of AU-IBAR Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy.

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AU-IBAR Hands Over a Minibus to IGAD-ICPALD Friday 22nd September 2017

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© 2017 AU-IBAR. Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy (left) hands over the Toyota Minibus to Dr. Solomon Munyua (right).© 2017 AU-IBAR. Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy (left) hands over the Toyota Minibus to Dr. Solomon Munyua (right).A joint ceremony was held on Friday 22nd September 2017 between AU-IBAR and the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (IGAD-ICPALD) for the formal hand-over of a new Toyota Hiace 14 seater minibus purchased under the EU-funded project for "Improving Animal Disease Surveillance in Support of Trade in the IGAD Member States" (STSD Project). Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy, the Director of AUIBAR and Dr. Solomon Munyua, the Director of IGAD-ICPALD presided over the ceremony.

The STSD project is funded through the EU Djibouti Delegation and is jointly implemented by AU-IBAR, IGAD-ICPALD and the IGAD Member States in collaboration with other technical partners.

The STSD Project and the recently concluded USAID funded project for Standard Methods and procedures in Animal Health (SMP-AH), were designed to support measures to reduce the impacts of Transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses on livestock trade in the Greater Horn of Africa.

Over the last four years, the two projects have played complimentary roles that have greatly enhanced the capacity of IGAD Member States for the surveillance, diagnosis and control as well as animal health certification for the key trade sensitive animal diseases in the region. The projects also improved the capacities of both AU-IBAR and IGAD-ICPALD for coordinating interventions at the regional level.