COLEACP has changed its name to COLEAD (Committee Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development). The process of changing the name started two years ago in view of the continuous evolution of the field of action of COLEACP and its partners and was unanimously supported at the June 2022, COLEACP Extraordinary General Assembly. The new name symbolizes an evolution by retaining the root ‘COL’ of the current name hence the liaison committee function of the association, while defining the current and future scope of COLEACP’s mission.
o Agriculture: specifies the specialty of the field of action.
o Entrepreneurship: highlights the culture of the organisation, its membership, and the main target of their actions (MSMEs) and
o Development: refers to the development of the partner-beneficiaries of the organization’s programmes and the value chains in which they work, but also the people (link to “Growing people”) and the countries where they work.
COLEAD is a network of companies, professional organisations and experts committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. As a non-profit private sector organisation, their mission is to facilitate and implement action to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.