Worldwide, the demand for certified organic products is increasing. The aim of our OFA project is to support smallholder farmers and wild plant collectors in Zimbabwe by offering practice-oriented qualification programmes leading to external certification of organic products for the export market. Those trainings are accompanied by the introduction of a traceability system to follow the movement of a food product through specified stages of production, processing, and distribution as a requirement for food safety. Our partners now conduct preparatory trainings as a precondition for certification, which will allow smallholder farmers and wild plant collectors to be integrated in the export market.
How do we intend to achieve our goals?