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Etrace History

Background

 Our history goes back to 2004 with the launching of the four year project: “Traceability of Agro- Industrial Products for the European Market”, also known as Egyptian Traceability Centre for Agro-Industrial Exports (Etrace).
The project was a joint program between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Italian Cooperation in Egypt, funded through the Italian Egyptian Debt for Development Swap Program.

Project Aim

The aim of the project was to work on improving the capability of Egyptian farmers, growers, pack houses and exporters along the food value chain.  It also aimed at enhancing competitiveness, exports, product quality and safety and national image in order to support the Egyptian agro-industry to stand at a position to match the European and international food quality, safety and traceability standards, ensuring that products are safe for consumption and do not encounter barriers to trade.

Project Services

Etrace project provided technical and financial assistance to farms, exporters and other operators in the agro-industrial sector in their efforts to align their systems with the requirements set by the importing countries to avoid the existence of trade barriers. Traceability allows importers and authorities to trace all the steps taken during the preparation and distribution of food products, particularly in the case of health emergencies that require recall. This functions as a risk management system that ensures transparency, improves supply-chain management and allows smooth and cost-effective exchanges of information.
Technical and financial assistance were provided within the scope of UNIDO/Etrace project.
Financial assistance was provided to Egyptian operators in the agro-business supply chain in the form of a traceability grant. The main purpose is to ensure that these enterprises can access, on a cost-sharing basis, required technology and know-how. A proposal of the financial component was developed; 87 companies were financially approved to start implementation, 82 companies signed contracts with approved suppliers with a total value of EGP 25 million (approx. Euro 3.5 million). All the beneficiaries received the hardware and software in addition to training and technical assistance on implementation.
The technical assistance and training programs covered traceability concepts, Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices, food safety and quality management systems, product quality specifications, post harvest operations and pesticide knowledge management capacity building. A large number of agro-industrial exporters benefited from this assistance and were able to develop their systems and operations to cope with export market requirements. In addition, the project provided technical assistance to public institutions such as the General Organization for Export and Import Control, the extension department of the Ministry of Agriculture. The project provided also a number of trainings and technical activities to agribusiness associations of small farmers and operators.

Project Impact

The project proved that it achieved the set goals and objectives as shown in the aspects below:
• Self-maintained traceability systems are in place at the majority of Egyptian exporters and producers, and are continuously inspected by the recently established traceability department of the General Organization of Export and Import Control (GOEIC);
• Continuous increase in the Egyptian horticultural export figures in the last three years;
• Egyptian exporters are able to face tough competition and to avoid the risk of losing market shares, and thus maintaining and increasing their revenues and labor force;
• Increasing awareness on quality standards, best practices and traceability increased at small farmers’ and grass root level
• Egyptian government is fully aware of traceability issues and technical barriers to trade reflected in their support to the National Traceability System implemented at GOEIC;
• Technical assistance on traceability provided to other developing countries such as Tanzania, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Moldova; other countries such as Ecuador, the Philippines and South Africa have requested assistance to replicate the Egyptian Etrace model. An Italian-funded project (started in August 2009) is supporting the continuation of this south-south cooperation function.

Project Achievements 2004-2008

 

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