July 2015-March 2018
- To verifiably apply both standards in the ASEAN region, particularly in the production of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables
Integrated Public-Private Partnerships
With the help of our Partners, SAFT has been able to establish 8 integrated Public-Private Partnerships (iPPP) in 5 of our focus countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and the Philippines. Through these partnerships, SAFT assists companies in certifying their fruits and vegetables with selected standards for good agricultural practices (GAP) and organic agriculture. The iPPPs also incorporate measures to fill the different gaps in each country, including creating market access, strengthening cluster networks and raising consumer awareness. Furthermore, each iPPP company will act as a best practice, which showcase their experiences with GAP and organic certification, in order to make this process more tangible and approachable to other fruit and vegetable suppliers.
This activity illustrates the importance of cooperation between the public and private sectors in achieving development goals, and contributes directly to our overall objective to increase the implementation of food standards across ASEAN.