The Netherlands has taken the initiative for a Partnership on Market Access through meeting quality standards for food and agricultural products, for which a number of countries showed interest, among them countries in East Africa and Indonesia and Malaysia. With the respective governments of Zambia, Uganda en Tanzania it has been agreed to start a partnership on Horticulture, whereby first priority will be given to phytosanitary issues. Since bilateral development relations with Kenya were restored during the later part of 2003, it has been proposed recently to extend the WSSD partnership to this country. The main objective of the partnership initiative is to improve access of horticultural products to the markets of Europe and other industrialized countries by enhancing cooperation in the field of quality standards in relation to food safety, the environment and phytosanitary issues. This with the general aim to contribute to increased global competitiveness of farmers, food processors, retailers and traders in developing countries. The co-operation will effectively address poverty in developing countries, sustainable production and consumer concerns.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- horticultural crops
- fruit crops
- marketing channels
- export promotion