The five-day course delivered five modules that provided participants from CLMV with food safety risks and standards, as well as strategies for participatory planning, design, monitoring and evaluating training programs for safer food.
Included in the modules were structured learning visits to familiarize the participants with complex food safety concepts and issues and to learn best practices they can incorporate in developing food safety courses. At the end of the course, trainees presented their proposed action plans which are expected to promote more localized training programs in CLMV.
PROSAFE is a five-year project supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP) to build regional and local competence and provide support services to local government, private sector, and academic institutes to address the food safety issues in CLMV. The project hopes to strengthen the collaboration among key food safety actors and put in place integrated mechanisms leading toward significant changes in food safety perception and practices in the region.