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Land O’Lakes, Parmeeda to increase country's agro quality

  • Published at 09:45 pm June 19th, 2019
Land O’Lakes, Parmeeda Enterprise to increase country's agro quality
Land O’Lakes and Parmeeda Enterprise officials exchange agreement documents at the former's office in Dhaka on Tuesday Courtesy

As per the agreement, Land O’Lakes will mobilize volunteers to provide specialized technical assistances to increase agro-food processing quality

Land O’Lakes International Development has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Parmeeda Enterprise, in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Md Maksudur Rahman, country director of Land O’Lakes International Development and Abu Darda, executive director of Parmeeda Enterprise signed the MoU, said a press release.

As per the agreement, Land O’Lakes will mobilize volunteers to provide specialized technical assistances to increase agro-food processing quality, profitability and to enhance application of food safety practices and systems and Parmeeda Enterprise will adopt the volunteer recommendations accordingly.

Land O’Lakes International Development, being funded by USAID, is implementing Farmer to Farmer Food Safety and Quality (F2F FSQ) program to address the important issues of food safety and quality with highly qualified volunteers.

Volunteers assist and train others on good agricultural and manufacturing practices to improve the local food safety protocols and quality assurance systems from “field to fork.”

To overcome arising food safety problems, the Bangladesh F2F FSQ country project is leveraging Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Markets Program as a tool to Land O' Lakes' implementation.

GFSI work with food industry key players to attain continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the globe.

Parmeeda Enterprise has been registered with Joint Stock Company in the year of 2017 with a goal to be the largest safe food provider in Bangladesh and eventually market to other countries applicable with standardized and certified perishables as a whole or processed.

It is a for profit private organization selling safe agricultural commodities especially food including vegetables, local fruits (Mango, litchi, papaya, banana, pineapple, guava, etc), fish, brown rice, brown flour, cooking oil, etc, maintaining supply chain directly linked with producers in different parts of the growing regions in Bangladesh.