January 2022 Chain of Custody certification mandatory for packers and traders GLOBALG.A.P. products
By 1 January 2022, all companies wishing to continue trading or packaging GLOBALG. A.P. products must be certified for the Chain of Custody Standard (CoC).
Third newsletter NICHE-KEN-212
The third newsletter NICHE-KEN-212 is out! Read the views of two Pwani University professors, the gender champion, an intern at the university and a PhD student on the importance of the project and the progress made so far.
Update Capacity Building Food Nutrition Ethiopia – NICHE-ETH-179
We have published our second newsletter about the Nuffic-project NICHE-ETH-179, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the newsletter yo will find the progress and the actions taken so far, told by the Dean of Hawassa University, an assistant professor of the associated College of Agriculture and one of our involved consultants agribusiness.
New report study Zimbabwean fruit and vegetable sector
In 2019, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO ) commissioned Q-Point to conduct a study on the Zimbabwean fruit and vegetable sector. This scoping study provides an overview of the current state of the sector.
Capacity development Zimbabwean fruit and vegetable farmers (OKP-TMT.18.00296 ZIM)
Q-Point has conducted a tailor-made training programme (TMT) in Zimbabwe on GLOBALG.A.P. implementation in Zimbabwe last year, designed for the farmers’ organisation Sisonke Ag-Fresh (SAF) and part of the Orange Knowledge Programme, funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.
Wrap-up project TMT value chains Chinhoyi University Zimbabwe
We are happy to update you on the tailor-made training (OKP-TMT.18/00051) project at Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT, click here for the website) in Zimbabwe, as part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (more info here), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.
Successful tailor-made training ISPG Mozambique on value chain, value addition and innovation and entrepreneurship
For ISPG (Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaza) click here for the ISPG website, Q‑Point tendered for a tailor-made training (TMT) aimed at strengthening entrepreneurship and applying a multi-disciplinary approach to boost food security, production and inclusive value chain development in the Gaza province in Mozambique.
Good results Orange Knowledge project Philippines GMP+
During a seminar in the Philippines where my students performed the task I normally perform, I (Victor Volkers) experienced one of the most happy moments as an internationally operating consultant. With enormous enthusiasm and creativity the students organised the seminar for their colleagues in the Philippine feed industry.
Graduation Vedaste Ndungutse project NICHE-RWA-185
We are proud to announce that Vedaste Ndungutse, a beneficiary of one of our Nuffic projects in Rwanda, has successfully graduated from Egerton University as a Doctor in Philosophy in Food Science. Vedaste was awarded the chancellors excellence award for his thesis titled: Psycho-chemical-qualities of selected potato [Solanum tuberosum L.] cultivars and their suitability for products diversification in Rwanda.
Training food safety for owners fishing boats Suriname
Over the past year, Q-Point has provided support to the small-scale fisheries sector in Suriname (project name OKP-TMT.18/00015) on the topics of value chain management, product development and value addition, through the Orange Knowledge Programme (funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by Nuffic).