The Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) in the Mekong region welcomed over a hundred guests to CEO Forums held for the SAFE Cambodia Project last July 12-15, 2011 in Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Structured Program to Achieve Food Safety Excellence in Cambodia (SAFE Cambodia) is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative supported by TUV Rheinland and DEG. It seeks to instill mass awareness on international food safety and cleanliness standards amongst local SMEs operating in the agriculture and fishery industry.
Covering enterprises and villages with family-size businesses and fishery entrepreneurs, the project will also promote understanding and catalyze the implementation of the basic requirements of international management standards and regulations such as ISO 22000, HACCP and UNEP Resource Efficiency Model.
The target SMEs will be introduced to the international supply chain model, the expectations of international buyers and the importance of improving the safety, hygiene and resource efficiency practices to protect the health of the local community and boost exports of agriculture and fishery products.
By participating in this PPP project, SMEs will be able to share their knowledge and create a valuable network to guarantee long-term success.
ASSIST Projects and Grants Management Director Sathappan Sathappan represented ASSIST.#