Strengthening International Food Safety Standards in Agricultural Value Chains - Trainings

Strengthening International Food Safety Standards in Agricultural Value Chains - TrainingsCompliance with international food safety standards requires investments in the development of capacity, institutionalization of regulations, upgrades to infrastructure facilities, accreditation of laboratories, coordination between government ministries (i.e., agriculture, environment, health, trade, customs, and border-crossing entities), and procedures and incentive structures to develop the private sector. The international trade in food products is regulated with ever more stringent requirements. The Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan was looking to improve its food safety standards in order to comply with international food safety standards and requirements. The impact of this project was aligned with improved public health and facilitation of trade in agro-food products. The outcome envisaged to be stronger institutional systems for the operationalization of international food safety standards.

Key project information

  • Country:

    Azerbaijan

  • Financing/Donor:

    Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Client/Project Beneficiary:

    Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

  • Project Size:

    Small (<$50k)

  • Contractor type:

    Subcontractor

  • Contract period:

    March 2017 - May 2017

Assignments delivered by Prima

  • Development and delivery of a range of training materials. The training materials consisted of a delegate workbook with copies of on-linetraining slides, interactive sections, and self evaluation material. There was also a ‘Tutors Notes’ workbook. The interactive material included case studies and inspection scenario planning. These were well chosen to reflect the most likely situations that officers will encounter and covered a good range of premises typically inspected in the border counties.
  • Train the Trainer Workshop was successfully conducted to enhance the training capacities of professionals from industry enabling knowledge dissemination to food processors in SME’s in Food sector
  • Training of Internal Quality Auditors from the Pilot Group of SMEs. The training includes requirements of the ISO 22000:2005 and local standards, key concepts and conducting of audit, audit reporting, audit preparation, audit methodology, audit techniques, auditor competency, auditing skills.

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