South African based agricultural trade consultancy firm specializing in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) services. The firm was established in January 2011 and provides expert scientific and technical services and training to local, regional and international clients across the agricultural value chain. It specializes in food safety, quality management and plant health services relating to national and international trade in agricultural products.
Management team with more than 90 years combined sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) experience in working with public and private sector clients in Africa and abroad.
Turnkey solutions for clients with a proven track record of successfully completed regional & international SPS projects.
Professional relevance and knowledge growth in a rapidly expanding industry.
Long term and sustainable solutions that supports capacity building and development in agricultural trade.
Phytosanitary relates to plant health and especially within the context of international trade. Plants and plant products pose potential pathways for the distribution of important agricultural pests and diseases. By developing and implementing plant health measures to agricultural products we ensure that trade remains safe and sustainable.
Public concerns about food safety and quality is important as consumers must be able to trust the safety and quality of the food products they buy. Producers, suppliers and manufacturers of food products must be able to deliver food products that meet the requirements of their market and comply with international and national standards. Importers of food products must be able to rely on their suppliers that the food they ordered will be in accordance with their specifications. Voluntary standards of developed markets and large retailers pose compliance challenges for new entrants and suppliers from many developing and least developed countries. PhytoSolutions experts assist client to develop and implement compliant food safety and quality management systems.
Global agricultural trade is affected by various factors including economic growth, income, population, market demands, exchange rates, macro policy environments and trade protectionist strategies. Sanitary and phytosanitary requirements may constitute a non-tariff or technical barrier to trade where sanitary and phytosanitary capacity is lacking. By addressing these capacity constraints and developing turn-key SPS solutions trade barriers are removed and safe and sustainable agricultural trade is achieved.Read More