ProFound consultant Kasper Kerver prepared ten Ethiopian entrepreneurs for their exports to international markets. He coached honey, pulses and seeds producers on quality and Food Safety Management and what international buyers expect from them.
During the training, Kasper Kerver explained international buyers’ specific requirements for high quality products and Food Safety Management. The participants exercised with HACCP planning and received recommendations on their options for certification.
Food Safety Management is a critical bottleneck to export honey, pulses and seeds to international markets. Many Ethiopian producers understand that international buyers want ‘high quality’ products, but don’t know exactly what they mean by that.
The training was part of the 5-year ASPIRE and C4C programmes to develop capacities of unions and private companies. With our partners, we are following up on the training with these unions and companies to prepare them for export. When they are ready, we will bring successful producers and their high quality products to international markets.