CAVAC joins hands with Khmer Enterprise to support Agri-food SMEs

AUSTRALIA – Australia has launched a programme to support agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to upgrade food safety standards and quality management systems. The programme was created through a partnership between the Cambodia-Australia Agriculture Value Chain (CAVAC) and Khmer Enterprise, an entrepreneurship promotion unit within the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The agreement on cooperation was signed by representatives of the Australian embassy, Khmer Enterprise and CAVAC. CAVAC and Khmer Enterprise are running a grants scheme to encourage investment in improved manufacturing standards in the agri-food industry. Cambodia produces…

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Sectoral Council on Agriculture, Food Security in Africa calls for harmonized policies

AFRICA – The Sectoral Council on Agriculture and Food Security (SCAFS), has called for the urgent need for the region to implement harmonized policies, and to operationalize regional instruments, in order to guarantee sustainable agricultural production, trade in commodities and to attain sustainable regional food and nutrition security. It had earlier in 2019 given a nod to harmonized procedures for conducting Pest Risk Analysis (PRAs) for maize, beans and rice. Subsequently, development of harmonized Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for inspection of the cereals were required to operationalize the PRAs.  In…

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Kenya’s agro-business firm Kakuzi PLC secures GLOBALG.A. P

KENYA – Kakuzi PLC, a listed Kenyan agricultural company, has received an unconditional renewal of the GLOBALG.A. P (Good Agricultural Practices) which is a globally recognized agricultural food quality certification. As part of the integrated agro-business firm’s quality assurance endeavors, it has been granted the GLOBALG.A.P. version 5.2 certificate subsequent to a recent audit of its production and processing procedures. GLOBALG.A. P is a global organization that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. The certification is widely accepted as the world’s leading standard for…

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