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The start of Shwapno’s Export with G.A.P. Certified Crops

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 17th May, 2022 05:53:37 PM
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Bangladesh’s No. 1 retail chain Shwapno, has started its export journey.

The export journey started on March 31 this year. The first consignment consisted of pointed gourds, lady fingers, green mangoes, potatoes, bitter gourd and 26 other items of vegetables and fruits, which were exported from Shwapno to Hong Kong market. Last Sunday, May 15 the second export took place.  Along with these items, Shwapno GLOBAL G.A.P. Certified Bottle Gourds were also exported.

Shwapno’s export initiative advisor and team leader Saiful Alam said: “Shwapno has started exporting from March 31. The shipment which reached Hong Kong on Sunday includes GLOBAL G.A.P. Certified Bottle Gourds. Even though other items were exported before, we have included mangoes in our export category this time. Last Sunday, we exported 100kgs of ‘Gonbindhobhog’ variety of mangoes to Hong Kong from some selected orchards in Satkhira. We did it with the help of Solidaridad Network Asia.

Shwapno’s Head of Business (Protein & Perishable) Md. Mahadi Faisal said, ``Shwapno is the first retail member of GLOBAL G.A.P. in South East Asia. USAID’s feed the future program has fully supported us in this journey of ensuring safe food for global consumers. Now onwards, Shwapno will be exporting seven types of products to various countries including United Arab Emirates, Australia, USA and UK.”