UNIDO and the METRO Group, one of the world’s largest retailing companies, cooperate on combating hunger in developing countries and economies in transition. The focus of the cooperation is to develop better food standards and to combat hunger.
UNIDO and METRO are already working together in Egypt to upgrade suppliers in food safety issues, thus allowing them to comply with international quality standards under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme. The project will also enable farmers and small and medium-size food processors to market their products nationally and in a further step at the international level. Further joint projects are planned for Kazakhstan, Pakistan and India.
Cooperation between UNIDO and METRO Group is open for other partners to join. The existing projects are to be continued unchanged.