African Network for the Chemical Analysis of Pesticides (ANCAP)
ANCAP (www.ancapnet.org) is a legally registered scientific body devoted to the study, promotion and development of the science of all aspects of chemical analysis of pesticides, including residue analyses, degradation and environmental fate. ANCAP was established in July 2002 in Kampala, Uganda. The founder member countries were Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, while Sudan and Zimbabwe joined the network two years later. ISP support started in 2001 to promote the formation of the network. Currently, the coordinating office is in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Executive Secretary is Dr Aviti Mmochi at the Department of Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam. The supreme body of ANCAP is the Coordinating Board.
The overall objective is not only safeguarding public health and the environment, but also ensuring the safety of African agricultural and aquatic products thus making them competitive on the world market, thereby significantly contributing to the continent’s poverty reduction. The network arranges exchange of students and researchers, conferences, and yearly Summer Schools.
ANCAP has received funding from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for workshops and training.
Dr Aviti Mmochi, University of Dar es Salaam