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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
from Avocado Producers in Tanzania
to implement Global Good Agricultural Practices (GlobalG.A.P.) and quality improvement
Market Access Upgrade Programme for the East African Community
Expressions of interest are invited from Tanzanian avocado producers linked to avocado exporters who wish to receive technical assistance in applying Good Agricultural Practices according to the requirements of Global G.A.P standard and quality improvement. Applications are requested from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) intending to certify existing farmers’ groups with whom they are currently working with in order to export their produce.
Project: The International Trade Centre is implementing “Market Access Upgrade Programme” (MARKUP), which aims to contribute to the economic development of the East African Community partner countries by improving market access to European Union (EU) and the East African region. Financed by the EU, the project supports agro-industrial crop and horticultural sectors, including avocado, in the five EAC partner countries including Tanzania.
Technical assistance scope: Producers and exporters in the avocado sector are being assisted to improve their access to the EU market by meeting the Global G.A.P. standard. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) implemented by producers improve safety of the avocado produce as also through quality improvement measures. Certification against the GlobalG.A.P. standard will help Tanzanian avocado producers to meet the most commonly requested requirement of buyers and the standard requirement of supermarkets in Europe, where avocado has been a growing market for several years. Improved operations and certification will strengthen their international competitiveness of Tanzanian producers.
In the above context, up to 10 selected farmers‘ groups linked to exporters in Tanzania will receive direct and hands-on help to ready them for certification to the Global G.A.P standard. The avocado exporters linked to the certified farmers ‘groups will moreover get the opportunity to improve quality, and meet buyers at an international fresh produce trade fair.
An expert assigned to each farmer group enterprise will help to implement action plans for compliance with the requirements of the Global G.A.P. standard through a first assessment, report identifying specific actions, setting in place the processes, documentation and measures to operationalize the practices. The expert will also provide the required guidance and advice in implementing the actions. All participating enterprises will also build their awareness and knowledge on GAP by participating in training.
To qualify for above-mentioned support to implement Global G.A.P., the enterprises must meet the following criteria:
Process, Application Procedure and Timing:
The selection of enterprises will be done by ITC experts, in two stages.
(If your company has limited access to the internet, then please submit the application in Annex.)
a) discuss further any particular clarifications needed
b) validate the information in the submitted questionnaire before final selection, and
c) when convinced of the feasibility, will undertake the preliminary assessment against the requirements of Global G.A.P. or its add-on Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) (March/April 2019)
Following selection, the enterprise will receive the programme schedule for interventions consisting of:
Address for correspondence:
Name: Ms Hema Menon
Trade Training Officer
Export Quality Management
International Trade Centre
Project Officer MARKUP
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Tel. +41 22 730.01.63