At the conclusion of project (R8271) a management system was created but changes to EUREPGAP and experience with farmers in Zambia suggested the need for improvements. A refined cost effective modular management and control system for EUREPGAP compliant production and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables was developed, that includes a quality management system, quality manual, farmer manual, training and training material package, on-farm advice package, farmer profiling package, essential infrastructure package, system for risk assessment, farm inspection and internal auditing package, traceability and record keeping package and a system for division of management responsibility between farm, produce handling sites and PMO office.
Graffham, A.; Humphries, G.; Ssango, F.; Legge, A. Management and control - essential features for continued access by small-scale growers to EU fresh produce markets. Project Final Report. (2006) 76 pp.