EPC Instructive Training Workshop on Product Development held in Mombasa
The Export Promotion Council conducted two days Instructive Training workshop on Product Development for enterprises adding value to agricultural, livestock and light manufactured products in Mombasa on April 21 to 22, 2016. Twenty two enterprises from Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Nairobi Counties participated in the workshop.
The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the country’s competitiveness of export products through quality mango product development and value addition to help enlarge the supply base of export products. This is aimed at assisting new enterprises and groups from the identified Counties to develop new products that are demand driven and market led.
The programme also aims at introducing the culture of best practice in export business and product development at the county level. More specifically, the exercise is aimed at assisting selected enterprise and groups to improve the quality mango in kenya of their products, quality of packaging, expand the product range, meet regional and international standards as well as market preferences so that international market linkages can be facilitated by the EPC.
The exercise is a fully integrated programme that will support the identified enterprises and producer groups with production and supply capability in undertaking value addition activities by tapping into the expertise offered by EPC’s partners on the programme i.e. KIRDI, KEBS AND THE School of Art and Design at University of Nairobi who are partnering with the EPC in this initiative.
During the workshop in Mombasa, participants whose enterprises were from the agricultural and textiles & accessories sectors engaged with KIRDI and KEBS experts both at plenary and one on one basis for technical advice.mango
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