GLOBALG.A.P. remote training for Kenyan MSMEs
- Posted by: Sandra Borma
- Category: Kenya, News
Through the NExT Kenya programme, COLEACP has been providing training for Kenyan companies on the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard (Modalities and Checklists).
By the end of 2021, about 16 Kenyan participants from nine horticultural companies had successfully completed the training.
A representative of one participating company, Elmas Greens Limited, says:
“The company situation has changed and the GlobalG.A.P. standard is a gateway to the EU market, hence training on GlobalG.A.P. standards is under way for more staff involved in food safety.”
Over several years, COLEACP has been working with Kenyan companies that produce and export fresh fruit and vegetables to European markets to develop and implement food safety management systems.
Many efforts have been undertaken by participating companies to set up comprehensive quality management systems in order to meet changing market requirements. Some have been working with their outgrowers to implement the GLOBALG.A.P. standard for the first time; others have been extending their reach to include an additional number of external producers under their certification scheme. Today, some of these companies want to refresh their knowledge of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard, strengthening their capacities on the principles, regulations, checklist, and compliance criteria linked to GLOBALG.A.P. version 5.2.
This activity is implemented by COLEACP and supported by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.