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Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice KENYA – GAP Addressing Quality and Safety Standards of Kenyan Production.

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1 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice KENYA – GAP Addressing Quality and Safety Standards of Kenyan Production

2 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice FPEAK: Introduction FPEAK : Priorities are – Lobbying for favorable trading environment. – Market and technical information dissemination – Providing a focal point for the horticulture industry in Kenya. – Compliance to International Standards

3 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice History of KenyaGAP 1997 First version of FPEAK Code of Practice nd Revised version of the Code 2004 FPEAK code of practice evolved into First draft of Kenya Gap February 2005, National EurepGap Technical working group. September 2005 Industry validation of: – Kenya-GAP/EurepGap Interpretation guidelines for smallholders – QMS guideline. October 2005, KenyaGAP sent for benchmarking to EurepGap August 2007 KenyaGAP benchmarked to EurepGAP

4 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice KenyaGAP: Objectives Environmental Protection Food safety Product traceability Welfare, Occupational health and Safety of workers

5 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice Essentials of KenyaGAP Emphasis on Food safety and Traceability Customized to Kenyan conditions - National interpretation guidelines included Inclusive: Large and small-scale growers Flower and Vegetable Scopes Risk-based GAP application Includes “what” and “how” information QMS template included Adaptable to other countries

6 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice KenyaGAP Benefits Minimises costs through: Risk assessment approach to soil and water analysis Regional mapping Benchmarked to international standards Local expertise and CBs available Consultative in Design and development

7 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice Challenges Large numbers to certify Group organization Costs and funding Market prices Maintenance and sustainability

8 Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice Looking Forward All growers will have the opportunity to be certified against Kenya – GAP The Standard document will be publicly available Only approved bodies will be able to award certification against Kenya-GAP The document will be available online FPEAK will embark on training growers on the requirements of the standard through the uses of approved trainers


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