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    Nugata Consults joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 2022 food safety day with the theme “safer food better health”. Unsafe food causes illness and economic burdens in terms of hospital bills and lack of productivity due to ill health amongst other problems. The question is “Do we realize that we all have a role to play in keeping food safe for better health?” Food safety is everybody’s business so whether we operate
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      We are excited for our MD who is part of the result-oriented CARI-GIZ driven team that worked to establish the Competitive African Rice Platform (CARP) in Nigeria and the chairperson of the Markets, Trade and SRP Standards Technical Committee. We were informed that it was a great feat to have progressed with speed to establish and inaugurate the CARP board in less than one year after the 1st national working group consultation on sustainable
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    This information has been issued by the Fit For Market SPS programme, A COLEACP programme, funded by the EU and the OACPS. The EU has introduced new legislation to amend plant health rules covering False Codling Moth (FCM, Thaumatotibia leucotreta). The new draft regulation has been submitted to the WTO for a feedback period, and will be applied from 11th April 2022.   FCM is listed as a priority pest under EU plant health regulations ((EU) 2019/1702). Unfortunately, as this pest
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      About one-third of food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted every year according to FAO. Food loss occurs on the farm before food reaches the consumer while food waste occurs at the retail and consumer end of the food chain. The part of food that is lost from harvest up to, but not including, the retail level is called food loss. The part wasted at the consumer or retail level is referred to as
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      Nugata Consults Limited presented a paper on “Developing Quality Certification for Non-Oil Export” at the recently concluded Course 11 of the Fidelity Bank EMP at the Lagos Business School. The Fidelity Bank Export Management Programme (EMP) is designed and delivered by the Lagos Business School (LBS) Operations Management Faculty to provide exporters/export-related businesses, regulators, policy makers and financiers with the practical knowledge and business management skills to effectively compete in the global market. The
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    We, in Nugata Consults Limited, a GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer Company in tandem with GLOBALG.A.P. in Germany held the first in our series of Virtual Training on GLOBALG.A.P. Requirements, Compliance Criteria  and  Certification on 30th & 31st October 2020. In attendance were farmer/farmer groups 4%; agribusinesses  6%; transport/logistics companies 8%; consultants 4%;  and regulatory bodies 83% (NAQS,  NAFDAC,  SON, ARCN) which is an indication that GLOBALGAP certification is on the front burner for Nigeria. We
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      The SOP training on 12th September 2020 was aimed at strengthening the food safety management system and assisting operators in the food value chain to meet international standards and statutory, regulatory and customer requirements. Participants were from various fields of operations namely: agribusiness entrepreneurs (24.2%), processing (21.2%), manufacturing (21.2%), farming (15.2%), consulting (6.1%) and others (12.1%) out of which 20% had no knowledge of developing SOPs. A food safety system is sustained by the
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      We organized our first virtual training at Nugata Consults Limited on the 11th of July 2020. We would usually organize physical training but had to explore the virtual option as a result of the realities of a Covid-19 pandemic and post-pandemic world. Translating engagement and interaction from physical to virtual was a huge concern but it turned out to be an unnecessary one as the session went very well. The participants were very interactive
  • FOOD SMEs-BEYOND-THE-COVID-19-PANDEMIC
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    As SMEs grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear, which is that there is now a new normal and ways of doing business have to change!  The new normal includes working from home, e-commerce and increased use of the virtual space for obtaining information and attending meetings, webinars and conferences. The COVID-19 lockdown led to disruptions in the food supply chain which left processors struggling to get raw materials to continue production and