Trade and Private Sector Development
EU - Project: Support for Trade & Economic Capacity Building

Trade and Private Sector Development

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu

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One day workshop in Pokhara for coffee processors on 'Implementing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) & GHP (Good Hygiene Practise) in Coffee Processing in Nepal', in Pokhara

November 29, 2018 25

The National Tea and Coffee Development Board (NTCDB ) in cooperation with the Department of Food Technology & Quality Control (DFTQC) and the support of the EU Trade & Private Sector Development (TPSD) Project successfully completed a one day workshop in Pokhara for coffee processors on ‘Implementing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) & GHP (Good Hygiene Practise) in Coffee Processing in Nepal’. The objective is to build the capacity of the pulping centre operators to improve the processing methods and procedures to before the processing begins this harvesting period. Number of participants from coffee co-operatives or private sector processors were follows: Kaski-5, Syangja-2, Parbat-3, Palpa-4, Gulmi-4, Tanahun-2, Lamjung-3, Gorkha-2. This included 5 women. In addition attendees included 5 persons, including one women from NTCDB, 5 persons from National Coffee Producers Association (NCAP), 2 persons from the GNI and ICCO projects. The workshop was well received by all participants.



The workshop was opened by: - Mr. Sheshkanta Gautam, Executive Director, NTCDB; and - Mr. Colm Halloran, Key Advisor EU TPSD Project



Value sector development is of strategic importance to Nepal. Improving the capacity of Nepal’s rural coffee farmers and processors to expand production and implement GHP & GMP in line with international best practise will improve the competitiveness of the sector. This strengthens the potential of the sector to provide a stable source of farming income to combat rural poverty.