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:
UNIDO Cairo Regional Office
2 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo