ASSIST Asia Projects

PRO-FIT

Promoting Food Industry Competitiveness Training Program

MSMEs constitute the backbone of the economy, playing a major role in the country's growth and development, and are crucial for the development of the private sector. The MSMEs in the Philippine food sector have great potential. Up to 42% of manufacturing value added is achieved in the food industry.

Nevertheless, local MSMEs in food production and processing have a very small presence in the Philippine market. The majority of the food products that are available within Philippine retail chains are produced in neighbouring Asian countries.

This project aims at introducing a variety of qualication courses on food safety regulations and standards in order to enhance the capacity of local MSMEs in the food and beverage industry and make them more compatible with the local and foreign markets. Co-financed by Sequa and BMZ, PRO-FIT is implemented by ASSIST, AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation (AFOS), TUV Rheinland and UP Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI).

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