ITC SheTrades Empowering Women in the AfCFTA: Awareness training on key certifications

Date : 18 July 2024

Time : 8AM (EST)


Awareness training on key certifications relevant to agro-food processing (HACCP, ISO, Halal, Organic, Fair Trade etc)


  • Introduction to Certification: Understanding the significance of certifications in agro-food processing.
  • The importance of obtaining relevant labels & certifications for your products • Global Market Access: How certifications contribute to gaining access to international markets and improving competitiveness.
  • What are the steps to be granted a certification and the different variable: standards, evaluation, price, timeline
  • An overview of the main certifications and their specificities using Standards Map:
  • ISO Standards: An exploration of ISO certifications, focusing on their role in quality management and international standards.
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Organic Certification
  • Fair Trade Certification: Overview of fair-trade principles and the impact on ethical and sustainable agro-food practices.
  • Halal, Kosher
  • Other relevant certifications
  • Q&A


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The online training programme, co-designed with ITC experts from the Sector and Economic Competitiveness and Trade and Market Intelligence sections, will be implemented in collaboration with private sector partners.


The programme aims to:

  • Assess the women-led businesses’ readiness to export to under the AfCFTA;
  • Increase their knowledge of export requirements, procedures, and solutions;
  • Increase their capacity to develop an export strategy;
  • Enhance their capacity for production, processing, promotion, marketing, and value chain development under the AfCFTA.


Jul 18 2024


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM