The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) is a private sector interprofessional association not-for-profit established in 1973 by stakeholders in the international fruit and vegetable trade. COLEACP is a network of companies, professional organisations and experts, committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. Operationally, COLEACP is a technical assistance tool supporting a sustainable and inclusive development of the private sector (SMEs)and the enabling environment (incl. competent authorities) in 50 countries (outside the EU). Since its creation, COLEACP has been managing development projects in the ACP agricultural and food sector, financed by international donors (mainly EU). The overall objective of the current EU programmes (Fit for Market and Fit for Market SPS) is to reduce poverty, improve food security and food safety, and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth by strengthening the agri-food sector in ACP countries. The specific objective is to enable smallholders, farmer groups and organisations,and MSMEs to access domestic, regional and international markets by complying with SPS issues and market requirements, in a sustainable framework.
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