GLOBALGAP Steps up activities to help Smallholders: New Smallholder Ambassador and Observer for Africa
February 8, 2009 |
GLOBALGAP is committed to understanding the differences in small holder agriculture and reflecting these into the interpretation and application of the standard. With grateful support of DFID and GTZ the Africa Observer project was started in 2007 to provide more opportunities for smallholder representation in the standard setting process. In 2009 the project widens with practical evaluation of tools and global best practice to facilitate standard implementation by small holders worldwide.
For 2009 there is continued support from DFID / GLOBALGAP, and also a new Smallholder ambassador. GLOBALGAP welcomes Dr Stephen Mbithi to the role of Africa Observer which he will perform in addition to his position of Chief Executive of FPEAK, the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya , based in Nairobi.