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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Agriculture Ministry to impose GLOBALGAP on guava and tomato exports

The Agriculture Ministry is gearing up to impose Global Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBALGAP) on tomato and guava exports as of next season, an unnamed ministry official tells Al Mal. The ministry had announced last month that it would be implementing the internationally recognized farming production standards on its upcoming strawberry, pepper, and grape harvests after a number of Arab countries issued temporary bans on importing Egyptian produce on grounds of them containing alarming levels of pesticides. The Export Development Authority had also rolled out a five-year development strategy for exports that will put in place stricter quality control rules and procedures, as well as heavier punishments for violations.

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