Mapping South-South Cooperation in the Arab States

Arab States

Agro-Industries Centre of Excellence with E-learning Portal

Thursday, 25 June 2015 08:44 Written by 
  • Location(s): Egypt
  • Type(s): Centre of Excellence
  • Theme(s): Agriculture , Education, IT/ICT, Technology
  • SDG(s): 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations of Agro Solutions: Egypt
  • Types of Agro Solutions: Centre of Excellence
  • Themes in Agro Solutions: Agriculture , Education, IT/ICT, Technology
  • SDGs in Agro Solutions: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations in the Arab States: Egypt
  • Types in the Arab States: Centre of Excellence
  • Themes in the Arab States: Agriculture , Education, IT/ICT, Technology
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

On-Demand Support Facility: Egypt

Geographic focus: Arab and African countries are the primary geographical focus. However, technical services are provided to other partner countries around the globe.
Thematic focus areas/sectors/practices supported by the mechanism:
Technical services on:
     a) Post-harvest handling and processing of agricultural crops.
     b) Quality and food safety management systems. 
     c) Food Traceability.

Steps/stages in practical application of the 
     a) Agreement on scope of assistance.
     b) Provision of services.
     c) Assisted E-Learning : with assistance from national experts, e-learning courses for partner countries.
     d) On-site technical assistance; conduct technical missions to other countries in order to provide support in traceability, supply chain management and related matters.
     e) Study tours for delegations to Egypt; delegates from other developing countries can be exposed to Egyptian experience in the design, the establishment and operation of traceability systems at national, farm and food processor levels, as well as various aspects of agro-industrial development and  compliance to international quality and safety standard.

Results to Date:
     a) ETRACE provided technical assistance/advisory services to 14 countries on traceability and related issues. 
     b) Study tours to Egypt from the following countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, China, Moldova, Vietnam, South Africa, Philippines, Tanzania, Ghana.
     c) Technical Missions by ETRACE to the following countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Ghana, India, Vietnam, Moldova, South Africa. Piloting GFSI Basic Level in Egypt and India with Metro Group.
     d) E-learning Portal developed and managed by ETRACE: Two e-courses on Traceability and Fundamentals of Quality and Food Safety. 
     e) ETRACE formalized as a Technology Centre affiliated to Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade.

Most Recent Annual Budget (USD):100,000

Total Budget (USD):300,000

Focal Point and Contact:
Alaa Fahmy
UNIDO Cairo Regional Office
2 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo
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