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    • 28 MAR 17
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    Malawi SMEs receive equipment worth 92,000 euros

    Malawi SMEs receive equipment worth 92,000 euros

    Blantyre, Tuesday, March 28, 2017:  Small and Medium Enterprises dealing in textiles in Malawi have received equipment worth 92,000 euros from COMESA in a program aimed at supporting the local leather value chains. The equipment which comprised of various industrial sewing machines are intended to raise the productive capacity of the targeted SMEs by over 50 percent.

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    • 27 MAR 17
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    Biosafety regulators trained as Swaziland considers adoption of biotechnology

    Biosafety regulators trained as Swaziland considers adoption of biotechnology

    Swaziland, Monday, March 27, 2017. Members of the National Biosafety Advisory Council (NBAC) of Swaziland are going through training to build their capacity in biosafety risk-assessment. The objectives of the training are to build capacity of the Swaziland Environmental Authority on Risk Analysis covering assessment, management and communication aspects. Subsequently, a three days training workshop

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    • 26 MAR 17
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    The EU @60: COMESA joins the celebration 

    The EU @60: COMESA joins the celebration 

    Lusaka, Saturday, March 25, 2017: COMESA was among five public organization and agencies that participated in activities in Lusaka, Zambia organized to mark 60 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome that launched the European Union. The Embassy of Italy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Zambia, the EU Delegation to Zambia, the

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    • 24 MAR 17
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    Formulation of a 53m Euros trade facilitation programme complete

    Formulation of a 53m Euros trade facilitation programme complete

    Lusaka, Friday, March 24, 2017: The formulation of projects under the COMESA trade facilitation programme to be financed under the 11th European Development Fund has been finalized. This follows the conclusion of a two day regional workshop in Lusaka for Member States to validate the identified projects. The programme has an allocation of 53 million Euros

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    • 24 MAR 17
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    Sensitizing policy makers on biotechnology

    Sensitizing policy makers on biotechnology

    Lusaka, Thursday, March 23, 2017: The application of modern biotechnology could be one possible option in addressing the multi-faceted development challenges facing agriculture in the COMESA region. According to Assistant Secretary General of COMESA, Ambassador Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, biotechnology is surrounded by controversies especially in agriculture despite the sector being so important in the region in

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    • 24 MAR 17
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    Mauritius, Zambia holds a buyers and sellers meeting

    Lusaka, Friday, March 24, 2017: Enterprise Mauritius, the national agency responsible for promoting and developing the local exports sector organized a two day buyers-sellers meeting in Lusaka whose objective was to develop business links with their  counterparts in Zambia. Eight entrepreneurs from Mauritius participated in the meeting and a trade exhibition hosted as part of the

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