BALTISTAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION, SKARDU
TIME/DATE:16th Oct – 25th Oct, 2012.
TRAINING:GLOBAL GAP (Group Certification, F&V, QMS)
TIME/DATE:16th Oct – 25th Oct, 2012.
STAR FARM TEAM:
Muhammad Irfan      Specialist Quality Management in Food & Agriculture, GLOBAL GAP, IFS (Star Farm)
Muhammad Ali        Specialist QMS & GLOBAL GAP (Star Farm)
FROM AKRSP TEAM:
Mr Jaffar Ali Shigri, Training Coordinator
Miss Zahra Batool, Training Coordinator
Training
Implementation of Training (Phase-I) 
Based on the proposal to AKRSP, from Oct 16th to 25th, Star Farm consultants’ team started the Phase-I project. The main objective of phase-I was to determine the status of the Baltistan farmers of apple growers farm base under the aspect of sustainability, certification with focus on quality and food safety management system, environmental, occupational safety and social aspects and market linkages.The activities in Phase-I include training of farms base, visits to packing units, assessment of growers, and product handling workshop. The standard is referred to GLOBAL GAP and defined in proposal and the situation of system integration is focused and highlighted in Phase-I investigation and implementation.Generally, the quality management system foundation is not in a good order, the environmental and occupational management are found partly implemented but need be improved by a systematic method. On the farm base, more work needs to be done to establish a good foundation. No doubt Gilgit Baltistan Province has a lot of unexplored potential.
Apple Training
Global GAP training
Training About Apple Production Technology Training About Global GAP Standards
Situation Before and After Training
Practices Before Training Solutions Implimented After Training
AppleHarvestingBeforeTraining
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New Harvesting Methods After  Training
Harvesting Harvesting
Fruit Storage Before Training
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Storage of Apple After Training
Storage and Handling Storage and Handling
No Packing Before Training
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Proposed Packaging After Training
No Packaging New Packaging