Good farming practices to boost exports

STAFF REPORT LHR: The National Technical Working Group (NTWG) on Fruit and Vegetable Pakistan has initiated implementation of Good Agriculture Practices (Global Gap), the worldwide standards.

The group facilitated by Agribusiness Support Fund Lahore (ASF) consists of experts and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, says a press releases.

The NTWG (FandV) of Pakistan is a platform to harmonise certification activities in Pakistan and create a direct link between the country and Global Gap Secretariat Germany.

ASF, not for profit organisation, is engaged in the development of agribusiness sector and an active member of Global Gap Germany since 2007.

The Global Gap Germany awarded ASF with the status of host for three national technical working groups: fruit and vegetables, livestock and aquaculture, said the press release.

Representatives from the fields of certification, agribusiness, government agencies, and other experienced stakeholders are part of these working groups, it added.

The ASF with the support of USAID-Pakistan organised the 4th meeting of NTWG (FandV) Pakistan in Lahore. Thirteen members participated in the meeting.

ASFs focal person for NTWGs Tahir Mahmood briefed the participants about the work on interpretation – which had already been completed.

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