• By The Financial District

Norway, Germany To Fund Work For Safe Food In Poor Nations

A Norwegian agency has pledged almost $2.75 million to support food safety in developing countries, Food Safety News reported.


Photo Insert: The money will be used to improve the capacity of developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) to comply with international food safety standards and increase their access to global and regional markets.



The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funding covers 2021 to 2023 and is for the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). Norad is part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The STDF is managed by the World Trade Organization (WTO).



The money will be used to improve the capacity of developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) to comply with international food safety standards and increase their access to global and regional markets by supporting the development and implementation of projects around safe trade.


WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the money will support countries in implementing sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards, including using science-based approaches to protect plant, animal, and human health.


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“These efforts strengthen the safety and stability of a developing country’s food supply, so thousands of farmers can sell goods in new markets, improving livelihoods.”


The STDF was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), World Bank Group, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the WTO.



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