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AMBASSADOR BLAAK MEETS WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY OFFILCIALS

Thursday, 18th January 2018
From left to right Drs. Nieve Garcia, Amb Mirjam Blaak, Dr.Ir. Johan Bremmer and Dr.Ir. Gerben Messelink.


Today 18th January 2018 Amb Blaak, Brussels had a meeting in the Netherlands with Wageningen university officials to brainstorm on developing a programme to combat the "false coddling moth", which is rampant in roses and capsicum exported into the EU and causes many consignments to be rejected as being non compliant with EU phytosanitary standards. This endangers Uganda's export into EU as a possible EU ban of such products is still imminent. Wageningen is already working in Uganda and will concentrate its efforts to assist in overcoming this particular problem.

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