Second Training on Quality management and certification of fresh fruits and vegtables, 20th to 24th July, 2016 at KEPHIS Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya

The Training of Trainers on Quality Management for Certification of Fruits and Vegetables that was held from 20th July to 24th July 2015, at KEPHIS. Participants were drawn from the entire horticulture export sector comprising of regulators (KEPHIS, HCD, and PCPB), technical service providers (KARLO, MOALF), business member organizations (FPEAK, AAK) and exporters.
The horticulture sub sector is the most important in the agricultural sector. However, horticulture exports have been experiencing major challenges due to inability to meet SPS requirements resulting into interceptions due to exceedances of in MRLS, presence of harmful organisms and documentation related issues. The TOT workshop was therefore designed to address these challenges. The workshop will equip and enhance capabilities of trainers to effectively train stakeholders to understand market requirements, implementation and conformity to standards, pest identification and management of MRLS in ensuring food safety. It will also develop a pool of skilled professionals with ability to deliver hands on workshops to groups of private sector operators. The training was sponsored by Standard Market Access Program (SMAP) which is funded by the EU, UNIDO component.