Strengthening compliance with food safety requirements in horticulture value chains (EBRD-74946)

Countries
  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Dec 19, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 12, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the EBRD and FAO now intend to collaborate to deepen technical assistance in the Egyptian agribusiness sector by strengthening compliance with food safety requirements in horticulture value chains in Egypt. There are two key objectives to the assignment:

  1. develop and disseminate detailed training materials explaining the new food safety regulations, their implementation, and impact on processors' ability to export; and
  2. provide training, capacity-building and targeted technical support to facilitate compliance with the new food safety standards and adoption of best practices by private sector companies for up to five crops to be determined during the inception phase. The main beneficiaries of the assignment will be private sector companies, and the EBRD will work closely with the National Food Safety Authority in implementation. The proposed assignment builds on successful EBRD-FAO engagement in the Egyptian agribusiness sector. This assignment will build on past work by the EBRD and FAO in Ukraine on mitigating risks related to food safety through promoting market-driven food quality assurance mechanisms and voluntary and self-regulated quality assurance schemes at association level, leading to improved food safety practices and animal health.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Contact Information

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