Project to Develop Good Practice Guide for Capsicum Launched in Uganda

Private sector operators and public sector officials gathered virtually on 17 May for the launch of a project to develop a Good Practice Guide for Capsicum in Uganda – a tool that will be necessary for the sector to adopt if it is to regain its competitiveness in the European marketplace.

The launch was officiated by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF). Also in attendance was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives, as well as Commissioner Paul Mwambu of MAAIF.

In his remarks, read for him by Commissioner Mwambu, the PS lauded actors in the sector for joining hands to undertake this initiative to develop a Good Practice Guide for Capsicum. He cited the urgent need for this work to take off, given the current challenges being experienced by Ugandan exporters into Europe.
COLEACP National Relay and the experts on this project also used the event to remind the operators present that this Good Practice Guide initiative should be owned, conducted and implemented by the private sector. The project is expected to last 4–5 months, after which a Good Practice Guide for Capsicum should be ready for the sector to implement.

This activity is supported by 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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