On Wednesday 30th August 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Oxfam in Rwanda and National Co-operatives Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) organized a workshop “Organic certification for Horticulture value Chain‘’ at Umubano Hotel, Kigali Rwanda.
This workshop’s objective was to discuss on the issues challenges and gaps which limit the development of Horticulture cooperatives among which organic certification is major and discuss possible solutions to address the identified issues.
During this workshop, there were 31 different horticulture value chain actors and stakeholders. The participants came from Government Institutions (NAEB, RALIS, RSB and RCA), NGOs and INGOs (Oxfam, INADES-Formation, and DUTERIMBERE), PSF (Farmers and Companies), Horticulture Cooperatives federation including organic farmers (ROAM) and cooperative union.
This round table meeting brought in more awareness on what, why a... Read more
When five per cent of milk fails to meet standards, you have a problem with milk. When 50 per cent does not meet standards, you have a problem with standards. In developing countries, perishable food is mostly sold in informal markets and often does not meet national food safety standards. Government regulation in informal markets has not improved food safety in the past and formalization does not guarantee safe food. New approaches, based on gradual improvements and an inclusive path to formalization, show greater promise. A scheme to train and legitimize dairy traders in Kenya has revealed benefits for public health, farmers, vendors and consumers. But governments must withstand pressure from vested interests and show genuine commitment to supporting progressive, effective and inclusive Policies if these are to be successful.
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The Agribusiness Support Facility (ABSF) Project, which is financed by the Netherlands Embassy and hosted in Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (AACCSA), with the collaboration of the Ethiopian Standardization Agency (ESA) organized the awareness creation training on standard quality certification in related to Animal Feed production to live stock business Sectors on May 19, 2015 for one day in Dreamliner Hotel (on the way to Meskel square with the following standards topics :
· Mineral Mixture used to supplement poultry feed- Specification
· Compound poultry feeds- specification
· Compound cattle feed supplements - specification
· Mineral mixture used to supplement cattle feed - specification
This training is organized to the private sector Companies who are involved in related business and able to decided to proceed on process of qualit... Read more