Preparatory meeting for the mango Export season in The Gambia

The Gambian Plant Protection Services (Department of Agriculture) is organising a preparatory meeting for the mango export season on 16 April. The meeting is aimed at various stakeholders of the country’s mango sector.

Systems approach for fruit fly control

This exchange is being held in preparation for the mango export season, as it is essential to ensure that both public and private sectors take all the necessary steps to implement the integrated measures defined in the systems approach to ensure that fruit fly control measures are fully implemented. Some of the main objectives are to:

  • acquire information and agree relevant measures to facilitate the implementation of activities in the mango dossier
  • ensure adequate integrated management practices to control fruit flies.
  • boost the export of mangoes to the EU while ensuring a reduction of interception notifications due to fruit flies
  • provide a reminder of the main hygiene measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 along the export mango value chain.

The meeting will include:

  • overview of the previous mango export season
  • operationalisation of activities in the mango dossier
  • internal audit system
  • hygiene measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 along the export mango chain
  • challenges and the way forward.

This meeting was organised by The Gambia’s Plant Protection Services. COLEACP supported the preparation of content and the session on Covid-19 as part of the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union

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