A consultative meeting held on False Codling Moth (FCM) in collaboration with EAA AND EHPEA

EHPEA, in partnership with the Ethiopian Agriculture Authority (EAA), convenes a consultative meeting to address the ongoing developments concerning the interception of the False Codling Moth (FCM). 

Following the publication of a scientific report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU Commission is implementing strict measures. Consequently, the EU Commission has decided to raise the inspection percentage for cut flowers exported from Ethiopia from 5% to 25%, effective May 1st, 2024.

All rose growers are directed to rigorously follow the FCM protocols, establish a crop protection strategy, enhance farm capacity, and implement a systemic approach, among other measures. EAA emphasizes that there will be rigorous controls both on-farm sites and at Bole International Airport.

EHPEA encourages all stakeholders to collaborate in the effort to control FCM, pledging that the relentless endeavor to enhance farm capacity and provide technical assistance for a comprehensive approach to FCM control and monitoring will persist.

A validation workshop on the national protocol of False Codling Moth (FCM) Management held today at Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel

A validation workshop on the national protocol of False Codling Moth (FCM) Management held today at Addis Ababa Hilton in the presence of responsible government offices and flower farms representatives.

The protocol jointly prepared by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA), Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and relevant partners after studying the best practices of other countries in a way to adopt to Ethiopian context.

The protocol provides a guidance to the producers exporters of cut flowers of roses for their development of FCM management strategy with in their farm.

On the workshop the practicality of the protocol discussed at length which will be incorporated in the final national protocol.

Ato Wondale Habtamu, Director General and Deputy Director General of EAA, stated on his closing remarks that all producers needs to give due attention to integrate their day to day activities along with the needful practices stated on the protocol so as to sustain in the European market. He also added that the protocol will be implemented in the country soon and the readiness of the Authority to serve the private sector to comply with the expected standards of EU.

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