The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR stop in Tanzania is organized in partnership with the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) and the Finnish Agri-agency for Food and Forest Development (FFD).

TAHA is a member-driven organization that addresses quality, compliance, and productivity challenges among smallholders to improve regional and international market access. Major focus areas include guiding producers to better understand and comply with standards for food safety, environmental sustainability, and traceability, as well as forming strategic partnerships that improve access to resources, enhance supply chains, and address key issues facing the sector.

FFD is a non-profit organization that enables agricultural development in developing countries and emerging markets. With a focus on supporting food security and employment opportunities for the growing global population, the organization seeks to aid producers with knowledge and capital. FFD operates at the crossroads of food, water, and energy, improving the productive and more sustainable use of natural resources by smallholders.

FFD commented on the event: “We have collaborated with TAHA to systematically develop the horticulture industry in Tanzania. We’re proud to have succeeded in the promotion of good agricultural practices and value chain development that have boosted production. Building on this, we’re supporting TAHA and Tanzanian farmers to tap the growing export market by improving their organizational capacity and smallholder farmers’ readiness for GLOBALG.A.P. certification. The TOUR 2022 Tanzania comes at an opportune time to support this.”

The impressive growth of the horticultural sector of Tanzania – 11% annually – is driven by the export of fruit and vegetable produce across the globe. With key markets in the EU, UK, and Asia, increased awareness and knowledge of European market requirements on standard compliance has made a significant contribution to progress in recent years.

The number of GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers per product has grown from 24 in 2018 to 40 in 2020, and there are now 32 different products originating from the certified production processes of more than 2000 smallholder farms. The increase of standard experts in Tanzania has also risen from one in 2019 to 10 in 2021, supporting the increasing adoption of GLOBALG.A.P. standards in the country.

The 2022 TOUR stop will bring together a broad range of producers, retailers, buyer representatives, technology companies, distribution chains, consultants, certification bodies, as well as the National Technical Working Group Tanzania. Key topics will include:

  • Assessing good agricultural practices in a global context, and how to orient supply chains towards safety and sustainability
  • Analyzing the challenges and trends of GLOBALG.A.P. certification in Tanzania and across the East Africa region
  • Exploring opportunities for farmers, traders, and exporters in servicing both domestic and international markets
  • Amplifying consumer awareness of food safety, regulatory and public health issues, as well as how stakeholders can contribute to a safer food environment in Tanzania
  • Improving local, regional, and international collaboration initiatives on food quality and safety, assurance standards, and regulatory policy frameworks

The three-day event will feature exhibitions, panel discussions, and a full-day field visit.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Date: 28–30 November 2022

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Venue: St. Carolus Tengeru

Language: English/Swahili

Fee: on site participation only: 45 USD or 100,000 TZS (excluding accommodation)
         virtual participation only: free of charge

Registration opening date: 19 October 2022

Registration closing date (on site participation): 21 November 2022

Registration closing date (virtual participation): 28 November 2022

 

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