By Roger Aghan, April 3 2023, The GLOBAL G.A.P TOUR is surely the ideal place to realize how well to propel your operations to the next suitable level.
The just completed Tour that took place at Safari Park Hotel from March 28-30 revealed the importance of the organization’s pursuit to ensure; producers, farmer and export associations, national and international food retailers, supermarkets and buyer representatives, governmental bodies, development aid organizations, and trade unions understand the significance of certification standards.
Managing director of GLOBAL G.A.P, Kristen Moeller reiterated that it was crucial for East African countries to explore better markets and expand their export capability. However, he insisted that this could only be done by attaining certain relevant certification standards.
In attendance was the Principal Secretary, State Department for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation in Kenya, Harry Kimtai.
PS Harry Kimtai urged smallholder farmers along with key players in the agriculture sector to pursue better certification standards to help them attain export goals.
He responded to journalists from different media houses concerning GMOs and whether they could in any way affect exportation.
In a press briefing on March 29, PS Harry considered further research critical to GMOs and the adoption of such technology.
Consequently, the chief executive officer of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA), Dr. Roy Mugiira had a chance to shed light on the issue of GMOs stating that there is a need to embrace the technologies that help curb food insecurity. GMO use is one such critical move to counteract food insecurity.
The essence of GMOs may be undermined by the lack of adequate knowledge concerning the technology. However, Dr. Roy Mugiira addressed the March 28-30 conference at Safari Park helping most participants understand the importance of adopting the technology.