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FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND HERBS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2019
This years Conference and Exhibition will take place on the 25th -27th September 2019 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi. The Theme for this years event is “Enhancing market access through aggregation, food safety and compliance to standards in fruits, vegetables and herbs”
Registration is ongoing at: http://fruitvegherbskenya.co.ke/register/
Objectives of the Conference
The main objective of the conference is to bring together stakeholders (both public and private) in the fruit, vegetables and herbs subsector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the subsector with greater emphasis of promoting competitiveness of Kenya’s fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs through greater adoption of business models that will support compliance to standards and regulations and market requirements.
Specific objectives of the conference are:
To create consumer awareness on food safety standards and regulations
To identify gaps and factors that hinder smallholder farmers to comply to standards and market requirements
To mainstream counties in championing compliance to industry standards and market requirements
To identify and address the gaps that hinder market access for fruits and vegetables both local and international.
The Sub-themes of the Conference are as follows:
Policy and Regulatory Frameworks supporting the sector
Consumption, Food Quality, Safety and Standards
Smallholder Aggregation and Agro-processing
Innovation, technology and sustainability
Market Access – advocacy and promotion strategies
Value chain financing and inclusion
Devolution – impact, opportunities and challenges for various value chains