AFRICAN CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD PROTECTION
Welcome to the African Continental Association of Food Protection (ACAFP) - formerly African Association for Food Protection (AAFP). Our organization is the African continent’s affiliate group within the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).
The IAFP represents a broad range of members with a singular focus — protecting the global food supply. Members of the IAFP have diverse backgrounds and professional focuses ranging from education, government, microbiology, and corporate quality control. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 50 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities, and numerous other resources.
The African affiliate was established in 2013 as the African Association for Food Protection (AAFP) and consists of food safety professionals, students, government workers, and professors from the continent of Africa and/or committed to educating proper food safety skills and procedures across the continent. In early 2017, the affiliate was re-established as the African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP) because the IAFP already had another affiliate with the acronym AAFP, and was registered as a non-profit in the United States. Unlike other IAFP affiliates who represent one state or country, the ACAFP aims to represent food safety interests across the continent of Africa, crossing national borders and expanding educational resources to the growing number of food safety professionals in Africa.
WHY IS FOOD SAFETY IN AFRICA IMPORTANT?
Across Africa, food shortages are common leading many to sleep hungry and consume unsafe food. Compromising food safety has led to an increase in the burden of food borne diseases in Africa which then results in the loss of a productive labor force and slowed economic development.
Hence it is vital to promote food safety in Africa while emphasizing that access to safe food is a human right and ultimately improving food safety improves human health and raises the standard of living for all people.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
If food production, storage, distribution, commercialization, and safety on the continent of Africa interests you, please consider lending your expertise to the ACAFP.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The ACAFP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donation to us is 100% tax deductible. Thank you for your support!
JOIN THE ACAFP
By joining the ACAFP you will have exclusive access to our member's only media including our educational webinar series and be part of our international professional group.
DONATE YOUR TALENT
We are always looking for talented students and food safety professionals to join the ACAFP and contribute to our media library. Contact us for more information!