Tomato and Mango Value Chain Project

Improving consumer awareness and access to certified safe tomato and mango products in Bangladesh

Food safety in the Bangladeshi fruit and vegetable sector is an area of increasing concern. The consumers have lost confidence in locally produced foodstuffs. The current intense political and consumer pressure on the horticultural industry has urged the sector to adhere to food safety levels. With the legal framework for food safety in place and a strong market demand for sustainable and safe produce, there is now a conducive environment for change.

The project seeks to contribute to greater consumer confidence in domestically produced processed horticultural products, reduced food safety incidences in the domestically processed horticultural products, and inclusive business development in the fruit and vegetable processing industry. At the end of the four-year project at least 50% of the domestically processed tomato and mango products marketed and consumed in Bangladesh will be certified safe.

Duration: 1/2016 - 12/2019

Total budget: Eur 1,999,811 (EU Contribution: 90%)

Contact

Mr. Mahbub Ullah
SNV Netherlands
House No. 11 (2nd Floor), Road No. 72 Gulshan-2
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

mullah@snvworld.org

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
As the lead partner, SNV is responsible for the overall project management and implementation.
Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB)
CAB represents the interest of project beneficiaries and contributes in consumer awareness campaign.
Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills Foundation (CEAFS) Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills Foundation (CEAFS)
CEAFS represents the food processing industry. CEAFS contributes in capacity building activities, certification and communication of sustainable results.
Lessons learned after first year

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