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KENYA – GAP Addressing Quality and Safety Standards of Kenyan Production. FPEAK: Introduction. FPEAK : Priorities are – Lobbying for favorable trading environment. – Market and technical information dissemination – Providing a focal point for the horticulture industry in Kenya.

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KENYA – GAP

Addressing Quality and Safety Standards of Kenyan Production

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

fpeak introduction
FPEAK: Introduction
  • FPEAK : Priorities are

– Lobbying for favorable trading environment.

– Market and technical information

dissemination

– Providing a focal point for the horticulture

industry in Kenya.

– Compliance to International Standards

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

history of kenyagap
History of KenyaGAP
  • 1997 First version of FPEAK Code of Practice
  • 1999 2nd Revised version of the Code
  • 2004 FPEAK code of practice evolved into
  • First draft of Kenya Gap
  • February 2005, National EurepGap Technical working group .
  • September 2005 Industry validation of:
  • – Kenya-GAP/EurepGap Interpretation guidelines for smallholders
  • – QMS guideline.
  • October 2005, KenyaGAP sent for benchmarking to EurepGap
  • August 2007 KenyaGAP benchmarked to EurepGAP

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

kenyagap objectives
KenyaGAP: Objectives
  • Environmental Protection
  • 􀀁 Food safety
  • 􀀁 Product traceability
  • 􀀁 Welfare, Occupational health and Safety of workers

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

essentials of kenyagap
Essentials of KenyaGAP
  • Emphasis on Food safety and Traceability
  • 􀀁 Customized to Kenyan conditions - National interpretation guidelines included
  • 􀀁 Inclusive: Large and small-scale growers
  • 􀀁 Flower and Vegetable Scopes
  • 􀀁 Risk-based GAP application
  • 􀀁 Includes “what” and “how” information
  • 􀀁 QMS template included
  • 􀀁 Adaptable to other countries

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

kenyagap benefits
KenyaGAP Benefits

Minimises costs through:

  • 􀀁 Risk assessment approach to soil and water analysis
  • 􀀁 Regional mapping
  • 􀀁 Benchmarked to international standards
  • 􀀁 Local expertise and CBs available
  • 􀀁 Consultative in Design and development

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

challenges
Challenges
  • 􀀁 Large numbers to certify
  • 􀀁 Group organization
  • 􀀁 Costs and funding
  • 􀀁 Market prices
  • 􀀁 Maintenance and sustainability

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice

looking forward
Looking Forward
  • All growers will have the opportunity to be certified against Kenya – GAP
  • The Standard document will be publicly available
  • Only approved bodies will be able to award certification against Kenya-GAP
  • The document will be available online
  • FPEAK will embark on training growers on the requirements of the standard through the uses of approved trainers

Making Kenyan Horticulture the Global Choice