RCDA has conducted training on food safety and quality standards in the city of Khoni
22.12.2017

Within the EU funded project “Civic Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), partner of Czech NGO “People in Need” has held scheduled training in Khoni,17-20 December, for Civil Society Organizations and LAG’s from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Imereti region, on the topic: Food safety and quality standards.

The training module aimed to increase participants’ awareness in the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement with the EU in terms of food safety and quality standards, to enable them to further share knowledge and information to interested farmers, farmers groups and cooperatives, small farmers and general public. Topics, such as food safety requirements for the placement of products produced in Georgia to the EU market, the difference between the current and previously existing food safety systems, creating a clear understanding of good manufacturing practices, good hygiene practices, food safety management systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system (HACCP) and other important issues had been discussed at the training.

This project is funded by the EU and is part of the EU assistance to the Government of Georgia in the implementation of DCFTA, which will support Georgia’s integration into the EU market. The project is implemented by the Czech NGO "People in Need" (PIN) with its partner organizations: Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), PMC Research Center and Association "Atinati." The Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Regional Development (GAARD) supports the efforts of civil society by means of product-specific agricultural forums at regional and national levels and enable regional SCOs engaged in agriculture and rural development access these platforms. 

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