CANDY II

Integrated Approach towards Promoting Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and Honey Processing SMEs

 

> 2011-2012
> “Central Asia Invest II”

 

From 2011 to 2012, Hilfswerk International implemented the project CANDY II (“Integrated Approach towards Promoting Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and Honey Processing SMEs”) in cooperation with AFVE, ASTI, NASMB, NAP, Tadbirkor Ayol, TES, TUIE and WIFI. The project was funded by the European Union within the framework of the program “Central Asia Invest II”.
The aim of the was to comprehensively develop the processing sector in Central Asia by strengthening the capacity of specialized intermediary business organizations to improve the quality of services offered by SMEs and to promote the regional integration of Central Asia into the international market.

In the framework of the project, several standards and educational materials were developed together with the project partners:

  • Guidelines for import and export procedures for fresh and processed products
  • A brief information brochure on access to regional and European markets
  • Guidelines for market structures and product line management for food processing SMEs
  • Standards for products of food processing SMEs
  • A feasibility study of the possibilities of growing organic products
  • An information brochure on support centers and forwarding companies in the Sughd Region carrying a quality mark
  • Curriculums and materials for food safety managers
  • A GLOBALG.A.P. manual for farmers growing apricots, plums, grapes and nuts

Within the framework of the project, practical standards of food safety and quality for target products were introduced. The standards are based on GLOBALG.A.P., HACCP and ISO 22000 to protect consumers and promote high-quality products, opening more profitable markets for regional, national and international processors of dried fruit, nuts and honey.
The project promotes close cooperation between trade representatives of the European Union and Central Asia, as the food processing industry is one of the most important sectors in Central Asia and has a high potential for employment in rural areas.

 

Target region:
> Sughd Region of Tajikistan
> Batken and Osh Regions of Kyrgyzstan

 

Further network establishment:
> Uzbekistan
> Kazakhstan
> Turkmenistan

 

Target group:
> SME sector
> Agricultural suppliers
> Clients
> Professional associations
> Farmers’ unions
> Associations of processors and sellers

Publications

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Leaflet

 

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for access to custom union

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for distribution channels

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for export

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for food promotion with travel agencies

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for food quality center

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Guidelines for food security with GLOBALG.A.P.

 

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Manual of apricots

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Manual of export

 

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of CANDY II

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of delivery and payment conditions

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of marketing and distribution

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of resources and forecasting

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of strategies and logistics

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of transport and logistics

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Presentation of warehouses and packaging

 

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Report on import-export

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Report on global market integration conference

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Report on problems in agricultural production

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Report on sales management

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Report on Sughd food cluster

 

РУС  ENG  ТОҶ  КЫР          Feasibility study on organic production

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Since 2008, Hilfswerk International enables support, promotion and economic development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) processing fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts and honey within the framework of the project series named CANDY (Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and HoneY processing SMEs). After three successful projects (CANDY I-III, 2008-2015), the project CANDY IV (2017-2019) focused on specialized and comprehensive services for export-oriented SMEs. Since the beginning of 2020, we continue with the project CANDY V. All projects are funded by the European Union within the framework of the program “Central Asia Invest”.

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