UNIDO and FSSC supporting the improvement of Food Safety in Ethiopia

In 2022, UNIDO and Foundation FSSC organized a Training of Trainers for food safety experts in Ethiopia. Marc Cwikowski went on behalf of the foundation to address the critical elements of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS).

The training focused on the hygienic production and processing of safe and quality moringa (M. Stenopetala and M. oleifera) products. This activity seeks to contribute to the work done with Moringa value chain producers’ cooperatives, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, and institutions.

It is supported by a project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) that UNIDO has been implementing in Ethiopia for the last three years, which aims to improve rural livelihoods by supporting the development of the moringa value chain in Ethiopia.

The 5-day hybrid event included a field visit to observe the moringa supply chain and the potential application of the knowledge gained during the training.

In total, 22 participants from different institutions, government agencies, universities, and food manufacturing companies were involved. The participants are now ready to train local support institutes and selected cooperative members in the moringa supply chain to ensure that moringa products produced in the cooperatives meet food safety requirements.

Making an Impact

Last year, UNIDO and Foundation FSSC signed a strategic partnership to promote food safety from farm to fork. Thanks to the contribution of FSSC, UNIDO will continue to provide training activities, equipment, and tools needed to reduce the socio-economic impact of foodborne diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

FSSC will continue to donate funds and provide knowledge resources to support Food Safety capacity building for local production and consumption in those countries. Giving back is a key element to achieving FSSC’s vision of creating a better world, and the partnership with UNIDO forms an integral part of FSSC’s giving-back strategy.

You can read the original UNIDO article via the link: http://ow.ly/LCaV50MvUsJ