Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 07:53

Local horticulture exporter gets global certification for standards!!

(Source:The NewTimes)

Local horticulture exporter, Nature Fresh Foods export has received the global certification for meeting agricultural best practices and standards.

With GLOBAL G.A.P certification, the firm will now find it easier to export its produce across the world without any limitations. The GLOBAL G.A.P stamp of standards is global acknowledgement that Nature Fresh Foods meets Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), which gives the exporter an easy entry into new market and increases competitiveness.

It becomes the second Rwandan horticulture firm to receive the certification after Garden Fresh.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 January 2018 at 09:36

Launching Rainforest Alliance Certification PT BIOCert Indonesia  

PT BIOCert Indonesia merupakan adalah lembaga inspeksi dan sertifikasi pertanian dan perkebunan organik serta produksi yang ramah lingkungan dan bertanggungjawab secara sosial. BIOCert merupakan anggota dari Cert All (Certification Alliance), yaitu aliansi lembaga sertifikasi pangan organik di Asia Pasifik untuk memberikan layanan inspeksi dan sertifikasi organik untuk pasar nasional, ASEAN, Uni Eropa, Swiss, Amerika Serikat dan Kanada. BIOCert memberikan layanan sertifikasi untuk standar organik SNI, organik EU, organik COR-NOP, sertifikasi UTZ, verifikasi C.A.F.E Practice, dan verifikasi 4C.

Dalam rangka meningkatkan pelayanannya kepada klien, BIOCert Indonesia terus-menerus memperbaiki kualitas layanan serta lingkup layanan yang dimilikinya. Berbagai upaya untuk dapat menyediakan ragam skema layanan sertifikasi di "satu meja" terus dilakukan untuk memastikan kemudahan dan kepuasan klien dalam memperoleh layan

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 September 2017 at 09:27

Organic Certification Workshop for Horticulture Value Chain in Rwanda

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 February 2016 at 08:47

Shaping Sustainable Markets

Courtesy of Emma Blackmore - IIED , Delia Grace - IIED and Silvia Alonso - ILRI

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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Training on Quality Certification of Animal Feed Standards

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  19 May 2015, All Day Event
  Addis Ababa, Dreamliner Hotel

Awareness Creation Training on Quality Certification of Animal Feed Standards

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 :

Animal Feed:

· 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

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