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Post by Trade Forum on Oct 16, 2018 18:57:38 GMT 1
COLEACP AND NAQS PARTNER TO BOOST EXPORT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE
In a bid to advance the export of Nigeria’s fruits and vegetables, the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) says it is working with the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) to lift the embargo of exporting Nigeria’s agricultural produce to Europe.
Dr. Vincent Isegbe, Coordinating Director of NAQS, said this at a workshop themed “the Role of Public and Private Sector in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems for the Fruits and Vegetable Sub-Sector” in Abuja.
Dr. Isegbe said that since the European Union (EU) banned Nigeria in 2015 from exporting beans and other agricultural produce to Europe, the country has not still proved its capability yet.
The Director went on to say that the workshop was organised for stakeholders to resolve the challenges facing agricultural produce exports in the country.
COLEACP Agribusiness Development Specialist, Dr. Andrew Graffham, while speaking, noted that Nigeria was a nation with many resources, a large population and a lot of farmers who should ensure food security for the populace.
The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) is a regulatory agency under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
It was created for the harmonization of plants and other Agric produce to promote and regulate sanitary and phytosanitary measures in relation to the import and export of agricultural Products.