Fresh Studio presents developments in food safety standards and the role of supermarkets in Asia

HCMC – The 9th and 10th of October 2013, the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) will organize a business roundtable for firms in the agribusiness sector. Fresh Studio is invited to speak.

The business roundtable focusses on opportunities for firms who are interested to build sustainable supply chains with smallholder farmers.

During the roundtable agribusinesses firms, financial institutions, training practitioners, donors and other experts will share and discuss their experiences with innovative business models which promote sustainability and food security.

Fresh Studio’s managing director, Siebe van Wijk will give a presentation about the latest developments in food standards in Vietnam and the role of supermarkets.

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The role of companies in poverty alleviation

HANOI – During the 10th anniversary of the PSOM progam, Minister Koenders for Development Cooperation gave a speech titled: “The role of companies in poverty alleviation”.

During this speech Minister Koenders stated that he was one of the biggest fans of the PSOM program, as he had observed all over the world the enormous impact it had on poverty alleviation. One of the successful PSOM project examples he mentioned was the vegetable value chain project of Metro Cash & Carry International Holding bv and METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam Ltd. The minister stated: “There is a wonderful project in Vietnam that is training local farmers and enabling them to supply supermarkets by setting up a distribution chain. As a result, farmers’ profit margins are higher”.

This project was designed and implemented in Dalat by a team of METRO and Fresh Studio. We are honored that out of the 500 launched PSOM projects, that our project was one of the highlighted examples.

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