Supporting SPS compliance to boost regional trade
The purpose of the PPG is to prepare a project to support food safety capacity building so that food enterprises can export their fresh and processed fruits, berries and vegetables to regional markets (particularly Russia and Kazakhstan). The resulting project will provide help to implement international standards (Codex), food safety and quality regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as ISO 22000, GAPs, GMPs, HACCP, etc. The national economy is substantially based on agriculture, which is not very developed but represents the leading sector of employment with an important percentage of women. The project to be developed may be eligible for funding from the STDF, as well as other donors.