GlobalGAP certification for demonstration greenhouse in Myanmar

The demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar is now awarded by the GlobalGAP certification for Crops for Processing (CfP).

Demonstration greenhouse
Since 2015 a Dutch consortium consisting of Larive International (together with its Myanmar-based affiliate Thura Swiss), Rijk Zwaan, Koppert, Priva, VEK and Delphy invested in strengthening the horticultural sector in Myanmar. Together they have set up a demonstration greenhouse of 3,000 m² in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar, to demonstrate best practices in the field of horticulture. Vegetable farmers from Southern Shan State are being trained by Dutch horticulture experts to improve their practices.


The demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar

Products from the greenhouse are supplied to leading retail chains such as City Mart and Metro, including bell peppers, tomatoes and various types of lettuce and herbs. The demonstration greenhouse shows international best practices in the field of horticulture and acts as training location. Furthermore, the consortium works closely together with local public agencies and private associations, including the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association and the State Agriculture School in Heho, to transfer knowledge within the sector.


Greenhouse Checklist Protocol at the demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar

The consortium Greenhouse was supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and developed a partnership within the framework of the develoPPP.de program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


Products of the demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar

Fresco is certified with the GlobalGAP Crops for Processing Standard (CfP). This is a standard for crops that are grown to be used for further processing. The CfP Standard covers crops that are slated to be frozen, juiced, used to make pre-cooked meals, and used for animal feed, among other types of processing.


The demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar

Obtaining the certificate means that Fresco meets the requirements of GlobalGAP established requirements in the field of hygiene, health, safety, quality control, processing and storage areas, and crop protection.


The demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar

Matthias Brienen, Director of Larive International: “Being awarded the GlobalGAP certification is a big achievement for Fresco Myanmar and will definitely support the company with further developing its business. Implementing higher standards is key for the Myanmar horticulture sector to unlocking access to higher value-added markets and attract (foreign) investments”.


Aerial view of the demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar
 

Matthias Brienen (Larive International). Wouter Jurgens (Dutch Ambassador) and Paolo Cerati (Fresco Myanmar Co.Ltd) at the opening ceremony of the demonstration greenhouse on 2 May 2018

For more information:
Larive International
www.larive.com

Matthias Brienen
matthias.brienen@larive.com


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