GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2017 Egypt!

Thanks to the large number of participants, great sponsors for funding the event, and Blue Moon’s organizational efforts, the GLOBALG.A.P. Tour Stop in Luxor, Egypt, was a great success. Roughly 140 stakeholders in the fruit and vegetable value chain came from 7 different nations to the Jolie Ville Kings Island hotel in Luxor, to participate in the event and listen to an influential global panel of speakers, representatives of small producer organizations, farming and exporting companies, GLOBALG.A.P. certification bodies, international sustainable development organizations, as well as representatives of the Egyptian government (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade).

The participants shared their insights regarding the implementation of good agricultural practices around the world in view of the UN sustainable development goals, as well as the challenges they face and success stories.

The program design resulted in productive discussions and new partnerships for sustainable agriculture development in Egypt. The GLOBALG.A.P. Tour Stop was organized by Blue Moon LLC - GLOBALG.A.P. farm assurer and founder / host of the GLOBALG.A.P. National Technical Working Group in Egypt for fruit and vegetables (established in 2009). The sessions were moderated by Mrs. Manal Saleh, General Manager of Blue Moon LLC., and the panel was joined by Mrs. Elmé Coetzer, GLOBALG.A.P. Vice President - Chief Standards Officer, and Mr. Andras Fekete, GLOBALG.A.P. Vice President - Chief Integrity Officer.

On the first day of the Tour, participants planted an evergreen Ficus Benjamina at Jolie Ville Luxor to celebrate the event and confirm their commitment to promote sustainability. Mr. Mohamed Badr, Governor of Luxor, invited Blue Moon LLC and GLOBALG.A.P. representatives as well as other stakeholders to a meeting in his office on December 5, 2017 to share the governorate’s vision and efforts for sustainable development in Luxor. He also participated in the field visit to Esna Agriculture Technical School and the small growers’ sun-drying facility and packing house in Esna on December 6, 2017.

The tour ended on December 6, 2017 with a field visit to the small growers in Esna and their sun-drying facility and packing house – all of which were part of the USAID-funded premium project for Egyptian small growers.


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Program and Photos of the TOUR Stop Egypt!



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