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EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC
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EMRC - Henry Njalla Quan CDC

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  • 1. FOOD QUALITY, STANDARDS AND TRACEABILITY BYHENRY NJALLA QUAN GENERAL MANAGERCAMEROON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • 2. PRESENTATION OVERVIEW Introduction Food Quality Concerns Food Standards and Regulations Traceability Issues Difficulties of Implementing Food Quality, Standards and Traceability in African Way Forward Conclusions Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 3. INTRODUCTION Proliferation in Food Concerns Terminology o Quality-Assurance o Standards-Product integrity o Traceability-Tracking Food Safety across the Food Production Chain Events Leading to Increasing Interest on Food Safety (bird flu, mad cow disease, foot & mouth disease...) Global Concerns – International Trade and Health issues Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 4. FOOD QUALITYMeaning is Dynamic but should include“ musts” and “wants”• The Need for Food Quality Concerns Reduced Penalty Risk, Risk of Food Safety, Bad Reputation & Operating Costs• Quality Assurance and Certification Schemes (QAS) put in place, play significant role Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 5. FOOD STANDARDS Entails Meeting Minimum Quality Norms Programmed Inspections Carried Out to Ensure Standards are Respected Also Provide Advice and Investigate Complains There are Today as Many Food Standards Boards as there are QAS Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 6. FOOD TRACEABILITYThe ability to track any food for consumption andinputs through the production process• Induces Improve Management, Saftey & Quality Awareness and Assurance Systems• Actual Need for Traceability within the Agricultural Industry in Africa• Process of Implementation of Traceability Measures• Traceability tools and labels• Combats counterfeiting Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 7. DIFFICULTIES OF IMPLEMENTING VARIOUS PRACTICES AND POLICIES IN AFRICA1. Africa Still Faces Food Insecurity (Aggravated By Poverty) and Emphasis are More on What to Eat2. Quality Assurance, Standardization and Traceability are Complex3. Costs Associated with Various Practices and Policies are Enormous4. Too Many Similar Certification Requirements Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 8. DIFFICULTIES OF IMPLEMENTING VARIOUS PRACTICES AND POLICIES IN AFRICA - 25. Too Many Agencies Working in Parallel6. National Laws not in Harmony With some of the Requirements7. Illiteracy and Low Education Levels are still an Issue8. Low Level of Technology in Africa9. Local/Rural Market Problems, etc. Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 9. THE WAY FORWARD• Rapid Access to Information• Awareness Creation• Improving on the Ability to Trace Forward And Backward• A Gradual Process• Role of Government Agencies• Adopting Polluters Pay Philosophy of Environmentalists• Partnership and Networking• Developing and implementing Local Norms Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 10. CONCLUSION• Like Globalization, Food Quality, Standards and Traceability Exist and Africans have no Option.• The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) should Intensify Efforts in this Direction to Ensure a Concerted Action in our Favour.• Businesses in Africa must Concert Regularly and more Frequently to Address Issues of Quality Standards and Traceability in the Food Production Chain .• Food For Thought : Land availability & Management Banana Rubber Palm Oil AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.
  • 11. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION PRESENTED BY HENRY NJALLA QUAN GENERAL MANAGER CAMEROON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOTA – LIMBE, CAMEROONTEL : 00 237 77701903 / 00 237 3333 2251FAX : 00 237 3333 2680EMAIL : njallaquanh@cdc-cameroon.com AgriBusiness Forum 2010 | 3 – 6 October 2010 | Kampala, Uganda.

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