Building institutional Capacity to make Pakistani products market competitive.

KARACHI -- Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP) conducted trainings for the Sindh Food Authority officials on the safety standards of meat in Karachi and Hyderabad from 30 November till 5 December 2020. Funded by the European Union Delegation in Pakistan, and implemented by the International Trade Centre, GRASP is a sixyear project working to improve the small and medium enterprises in Sindh and Balochistan, ultimately creating jobs and reducing poverty. It is important for Pakistani produce to be clean, packaged properly, and be up to date with the market standards as national and international trade is promoted. The Sindh Food Authority officials were trained in international best practises, licencing, compliance, and food surveillance among other topics.

Secretary Food Mr. Haleem Shaikh expressed his appreciation for European Union and ITC for the capacity building support for Sindh Food Authority. He said that ''this is a wonderful initiative taken by GRASP in Sindh. It marks the beginning of a new era of enhancing and strengthening SFA staff capacity in professional performance and execution of their duties, followed by an overall institutional capacity assessment of SFA, also supported by GRASP''. Mr...

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