• BTSF AFRICA

    A continent-wide joint AU-EU training programme from the European Commission under the “Food Security Thematic Programme” to assist African countries improve their food security situation through a better knowledge and application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

  • BTSF AFRICA AIMS AT:

    Strengthening capacity of African countries on human, animal and plant health issues.
    Support food safety and hence food security through both technical training and policy advice.
    Help African countries produce agro-food products compatible with international standards.
    Contribute to reducing food-borne disease.
    Support competitiveness of the agro-food sector and contribute to rural development in Africa and in the longer run promote regional trade.

  • DAKAR, SENEGAL

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR VETERINARY PRODUCTS (FRENCH-SPEAKING SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA).

  • MASERU, LESOTHO

    WTO - OIE TRAINING OF FOCAL POINTS ON IMPORTS OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS (ENGLISH-SPEAKING SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • ACCRA, GHANA

    OIE TRAINING OF FOCAL POINTS ON AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (AFRICA EXCEPT SADC REGION).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF OIE DELEGATES AND FOCAL POINTS ON VETERINARY LEGISLATION (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WAHIS AND WAHID FOR OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANIMAL DISEASES AND FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (AFRICA).

  • SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (AFRICA).

  • NAIROBI, KENYA

    TRAINING OF RECENTLY DESIGNATED OIE DELEGATES IN AFRICA (AFRICA).

  • LILONGWE, MALAWI

    TRAINING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WAHIS AND WAHID FOR OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANIMAL DISEASES AND FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WAHIS AND WAHID FOR OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANIMAL DISEASES AND FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (AFRICA).

  • BAMAKO, MALI

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR WILDLIFE (FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF RECENTLY DESIGNATED OIE DELEGATES IN AFRICA (AFRICA).

  • GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • BAMAKO, MALI

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR WILDLIFE (FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (AFRICA).

  • ARUSHA, TANZANIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR WILDLIFE (ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF RECENTLY DESIGNATED OIE DELEGATES IN AFRICA (AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF RECENTLY DESIGNATED OIE DELEGATES IN AFRICA (AFRICA).

  • DAKAR, SENEGAL

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR VETERINARY PRODUCTS (FRENCH-SPEAKING SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA).

  • HAMMAMET, TUNISIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION FOOD SAFETY (AFRICA).

     

  • GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF OIE DELEGATES AND FOCAL POINTS ON VETERINARY LEGISLATION (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF OIE WILDLIFE FOCAL POINTS ON SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATION TO THE OIE OF DISEASES OF WILDLIFE (FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF OIE WILDLIFE FOCAL POINTS ON SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATION TO THE OIE OF DISEASES OF WILDLIFE (FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • ARUSHA, TANZANIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR WILDLIFE (ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF RECENTLY DESIGNATED OIE DELEGATES IN AFRICA (AFRICA).

  • ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (AFRICA).

  • GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    TRAINING OF OIE DELEGATES AND FOCAL POINTS ON VETERINARY LEGISLATION (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • EZULWINI, SWAZILAND

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS ON DISEASES OF HONEYBEES (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR VETERINARY PRODUCTS (AFRICA).

  • JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR VETERINARY PRODUCTS (AFRICA).

  • KIGALI, RWANDA

    TRAINING OF OIE DELEGATES ON THE PVS PATHWAY (AFRICA)

  • BAMAKO, MALI

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL DISEASES NOTIFICATION (AFRICA).

  • HAMMAMET, TUNISIA

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION FOOD SAFETY (AFRICA).

     

  • EZULWINI, SWAZILAND

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS ON DISEASES OF HONEYBEES (SOUTHERN AFRICA).

  • DAKAR, SENEGAL

    TRAINING OF OIE FOCAL POINTS FOR VETERINARY PRODUCTS (FRENCH-SPEAKING SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA).

     

  • BAMAKO, MALI

    TRAINING OF CHAIRPERSONS AND REGISTRARS OF VETERINARY STATUTORY BODIES (AFRICA).

     

  • BAMAKO, MALI

    TRAINING OF CHAIRPERSONS AND REGISTRARS OF VETERINARY STATUTORY BODIES (AFRICA).

  • AMBOSELI, KENYA

    TRAINING OF OIE WILDLIFE FOCAL POINTS ON SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATION TO THE OIE OF DISEASES OF WILDLIFE (ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICA).

  • AMBOSELI, KENYA

    TRAINING OF OIE WILDLIFE FOCAL POINTS ON SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATION TO THE OIE OF DISEASES OF WILDLIFE (ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICA).

 

BETTER TRAINING FOR SAFER FOOD IN AFRICA : THE OIE PROGRAMME

training

 

In an effort to help developing countries improve their food safety systems for the benefit of their populations and economies, the European Commission launched an initiative - "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa - BTSF - Africa." The training covers food and feed law, animal health and welfare rules and plant health rules.

 

Through BTSF - Africa, over the past two years, €10 million have been mobilised to fund capacity building activities. Launched in 2005, the BTSF programme has provided training to both European and third country officials who are responsible for checking that EU rules related to food and feed, animal health and welfare and plant health are properly applied.

 

The key objective is to support food safety mainly by the transfer of technical expertise and policy advice in areas of food safety and quality across Africa. The knowledge, expertise and skills transferred will help to produce and distribute agro-food products compatible with international SPS standards, contributing towards the reduction of the likelihood of food-borne diseases and the related health and socio-economic burden.


Part of the activities, mainly targeting the private sector, phyto-sanitary issues and HACCP, is implemented by a consortium around the AETS Company. Four activities, worth €5.4 million, are currently being implemented by the OIE.

 

Specific topics in relation to animal health organised together with OIE are:

Evaluation of performance of Veterinary Services

Improvement of national / regional legal framework on animal health

Laboratory capacity (twinning)

Training of CVOs and national focal points.

 

With regard to the latter, implemented by the regional and sub-regional representations of the OIE in Africa, numerous capacity-building exercises have taken place since early 2009, as presented in the adjacent list

 

 

 

CONTACTS

1. Dr. Daniel Bourzat (Bamako)
2. Dr. Alain Dehove (Paris)

 

 

 

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THE 25 CAPACITY BUILDING EXERCISES CONDUCTED SINCE 2009

capacity building exercises

 

1. Training on the implementation of WAHIS and WAHID for OIE focal points for the notification of animal diseases and for aquatic animal diseases (southern Africa).
Lilongwe, Malawi, 21 - 24 April 2009.

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2. Training on imports of animal products: risk or opportunity? (English-speaking southern Africa).
Maseru, Lesotho, 8 - 12 June 2009 (in cooperation with the WTO).

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3. Training of OIE focal points for animal production food safety (Africa).
Yaounde, Cameroon, 24 - 26 September 2009.

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4. Training on the implementation of WAHIS and WAHID for OIE focal points for the notification of animal diseases (advanced).
Tunis, Tunisia, 11 - 13 November 2009.

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5. Training of recently designated OIE Delegates in Africa (Africa).
Gaborone, Botswana, 9 - 12 March 2010.

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6. Training of OIE focal points for wildlife (English speaking Africa).
Arusha, Tanzania, 16 - 19 March 2010.

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7. Training of OIE focal points for aquatic animal diseases (Africa).
Swakopmund, Namibia, 15 - 19 June 2010.

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8. Training of OIE focal points for wildlife (French speaking Africa).
Bamako, Mali, 6 - 9 July 2010.

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9. First meeting of the Deans of Schools and Faculties of Veterinary Medicine or Sciences in Southern and Eastern Africa (SADCAVEE)
Pretoria, South Africa, 20 - 23 July 2010.

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10. Training on the implementation of WAHIS and WAHID for OIE focal points for the notification of animal diseases and for aquatic animal diseases (Africa).
Gaborone, Botswana, 31 August - 3 Sept. 2010.

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11. Training of OIE focal points for animal welfare (Africa)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 - 11 November 2010.

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12. Training of OIE focal points for veterinary products (Africa).
Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 - 26 Nov. 2010.

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13. Training of OIE Delegates (Africa) on the OIE PVS process.
Kigali, Rwanda, 14 February 2011

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14. Regional Training Course Focal points Notification of animal diseases.
Bamako, Mali, 8 - 10 March 2011

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15. Regional Training Course Focal points Animal production food safety (Africa).
Hammamet, Tunisia, 4- 8 April 2011

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16. OIE seminar on the role of the veterinary statutory bodies
Bamako, Mali, 14 - 15 April 2011

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17. Regional Training Course for newly assigned OIE Delegates
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 - 10 June 2011.

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18. Regional Training Course Focal points Wildlife/Notification on diseases of honey bees (Southern Africa)
Ezulwini, Swaziland, 14 - 17 June 2011.

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19. Regional Training Course Focal points Aquatic animal diseases (Southern Africa)
Grahamstown, South Africa, 20 - 23 Sept. 2011.

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20. Regional Training Course Focal points Veterinary products (French - speaking Sub-Saharan Africa)
Dakar, Senegal, 20 - 23 September 2011.

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21. Regional Training Course Notification of wildlife diseases (english-speaking participants)
Nairobi, Kenya, 4 - 7 October 2011.

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22. Second meeting of the Deans of Schools and Faculties of Veterinary Medicine or Sciences in Southern and Eastern Africa (SADCAVEE)
Cape Town , South Africa, 9 - 10 October 2011.

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23. Regional Training Course Veterinary Legislation (Southern Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana , 31 Oct. - 2 November 2011.

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24. Regional Training Course Notification of wildlife diseases (french-speaking participants from Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana, 29 November - 1 Dec 2011

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25. Regional Training Course Focal points aquatic animal diseases (Africa, except SADC)
Accra, Ghana, March 20 -22, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS

1. AETS
2. DG SANCO
3. Foodinfo Europe
4. OIE PVS programme
5. OIE PVS programme in Africa
6. OIE Twinning programme
7. OIE Veterinary legislation programme


 

 
 
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