Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its Impact over certain aspects of BioTrade

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its Impact over certain aspects of BioTrade

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its Impact over certain aspects of BioTrade PhytoTrade Africa has started a cooperation with UNCTAD on their BioTrade Fund Project III. The Nagoya Protocol entered into force on 12 October 2014 and has so far been ratified by 68 States, including

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Nyarai Kurebgaseka of Speciality Foods of Africa receives the ZNCC Women in Enterprise award 2015

Nyarai Kurebgaseka of Speciality Foods of Africa receives the ZNCC Women in Enterprise award 2015

It is with great pleasure that PhytoTrade Africa congratulates Nyarai Kurebgaseka of Speciality Foods of Africa (SFA) on receiving the 2015 award. SFA have been a member of PhytoTrade since 2002, where the female led company has marketed natural products harvested by rural communities in Zimbabwe for the local, regional and export markets.

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Rural poor harvest hope from Africa’s tree of life

Rural poor harvest hope from Africa’s tree of life Cyril has just had an article published in Business Day review in South Africa. http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2015/09/10/rural-poor-harvest-hope-from-africas-tree-of-life

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PhytoTrade Africa at the XIV World Forestry Congress

PhytoTrade Africa at the XIV World Forestry Congress

From 7th to 11th September 2015, Durban, South Africa, will host the XIV World Forestry Congress.

This Congress, the first to be held in Africa, will focus on the need for governments, civil society, and the private sector to boost investment in forests as a key element for sustainable development.

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Access and Benefit Sharing and the Cosmetic Sector in Southern Africa

Access and Benefit Sharing and the Cosmetic Sector in Southern Africa

Attend the workshop on ABS and the Cosmetic Sector in Southern Africa, Durban, Monday 11th May 2015.

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CBD COP MOP-1, Pyongchang, Republic of Korea

The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP MOP-1) was held last week in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea from 13-17th October 2014.   During this meeting Governments adopted a series of decisions to bolster the

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Nagoya Protocol impact

As of 15th July 2014, 50 countries have either ratified, approved, accepted or acceded to the Nagoya Protocol and it will therefore officially enter into force in 90 days, on 12th October 2014.  All Southern African countries which have ratified or acceded to the Protocol (Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar,

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Best practice guidelines developed for Access and Benefit Sharing by PhytoTrade Africa

PhytoTrade Africa held a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in Southern Africa last week, hosted by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, and supported by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative. The objective of the meeting was to address ABS regulations across the region and

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Speciality Foods launches Yobab baobab drink

Speciality Foods launches Yobab baobab drink

Speciality Foods of Africa (SFA) launched its Yobab Maheu, a baobab flavoured drink at the Traditional and Organic Food Festival held in Harare recently, generously supported with funds from the Ford Foundation. The inclusion of this drink in the Yobab Product range brings to five the number of

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Ford Foundation supports PhytoTrade member to launch new natural products

PhytoTrade Africa Zambia- based member, Kalahari Natural Oils launched their new skincare range BioMe at the Zambian Art and Design Show recently. Best selling products were the Organic Mongongo oil and Baobab Powder. The launch was made possible through a grant from PhytoTrade Africa supported by The

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