Located in Brussels alongside the PIP which is also implemented by the COLEACP, EDES aims at building on the experience of the PIP in ACP horticulture and, on others in the SPS domain, to support activities leading to the strengthening of food safety systems throughout the ACP countries.
EDES is an ACP-EU programme of 29,5m € funded by the 9th European Development Fund. It involves nine partners from France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Denmark, and is working within a global framework of support of poverty alleviation through economic development. CIRAD is coordinating the programme's training component.
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The support of EDES to small producer organizations actively engaged in export sectors aims at mainstreaming them by building their capacity at producing safe food for local, regional or international consumers.
Related: CIRAD 21/03/2011 EDES ou comment renforcer la sécurité sanitaire des aliments dans les pays ACP