CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is one of the standard setting organizations that work to protect the health of the consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. It has been an important engine behind the tremendous growth in global trade of food and agricultural products. IGAD has been granted an observer status in CAC since July 2011 and was represented on the above meeting by Dr. Ameha Sebsibe, head of livestock, ICPALD.
IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized the second NEALCO meeting on July 04, 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya. NEALCO is a regional Livestock Stakeholders’ association with a mandate to promote, coordinate, share information and advocate for enhanced livestock and livestock products trade within and outside the region. The main objectives of the meeting were to discuss the promotion of NEALCO and its strategic plan, concretize action plans and enrich the draft concept note aimed at mobilizing resource to strengthen NEACLO
The Regional Pastoral Livestock Livelihood Resilience Project (RPLRP) workshop seeking to harmonize Kenya’s and Uganda’s cross-border activities kicked off today in Eldoret Kenya. This workshop aims to harmonize the work plan of the two countries, guide the implementation of the project activities within the Karamoja Cluster, discuss the plans for development of the project management information system (MIS), and detailed baseline studies for the different components.
This workshop is part of IGAD’s effort to coordinate regional investments to build drought resilience in the IGAD region and a follow up to high-level and technical consultations to prepare comprehensive investment programs for the pastoral areas of the IGAD region.