To do so, we create strategic development plans outlining the status of the fruit and vegetable market in a country and explain how to overcome the challenges that will be faced in order to reach a predefined target exporting goal. This can involve working with farmers, exporters, importers, Trade Support Institutions, and policy makers, providing training and advice.
Our aim is to support the entire chain from producer to logistics and distribution to the trade facilitators whom work around the clock to ensure the trade process continues. The core belief which underpins our strategy is one of ensuring that every element in the chain is not only educated but proficient in their position to succeed.
The CRT create detailed strategic plans that advise how best to develop and improve a country’s fruits and vegetables sector. Strategies are designed based on current and future market potential and have three main objectives:
- To enable the sector to become a more significant contributor to a country’s economy by better capitalizing on existing and future market opportunities as well as attracting direct investment;
- To train and hence enable value chain actors to address the main issues and challenges faced by the sector in order to respond to market requirements;
- To engage and mobilise TSIs and policy makers, as well as other assistance partners, in order to support the implementation of the strategy.
In this sector we carry out training programs for farmers, buyers and government officials alike. We train farmers on how to better run their production and post-production processes. Buyers are informed of how to meet regulatory requirements and made aware of the latest market trends. Officials are trained on how to work with and respond to farmers, businesses and exporters queries regarding compliance with market and buyer requirement standards as well as how to keep abreast of the latest technological advances. The training also involves giving participants the skills with which to train their contemporaries.For more details about our training programmes in the fruit and vegetables sector, please look at the accreditation section in the main manu above. For details about a specific training project, please contact us.
The CRT maintains contact with a small group of international fruits and vegetable experts – some of them having been associated with the CRT for a period of time and whom are still available to provide services. If you are a trader or a business contact us about making use of our network in order to assist you with development of your business model and trading operations