On Wednesday, 4th of November 2020, the ELSOFP team launched its online Trading Info Platform, in the presence of its BIOs, members, experts and the media. The meeting brought together 60 representatives, allowing to present the online trading platform in an interactive manner. The event was greatly received across Central Asian countries, with the central media of Uzbekistan even covering the event!
The portal www.rural-cluster.org allows the quick access to standards, advice and export opportunities of high-quality agricultural products by manufacturers from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is particularly designed for farmers, exporters and all interested parties involved in the production, trade, and management of sustainable natural resources. The platform is free of charge, offers real consultations, support, and training materials on time and any time!
To ensure trade operations between CA and Europe the platform includes information on international standards, GI, export, and other useful materials. It contains a vast product choice for traders, information for requested traceability by EU purchasers, the option to form groups for organic certification and get interesting offers and opportunities from producers, find farmers and NTFP producers and connect with them on-line.
All the materials produced during the ELSOFP Project are also accessible in a user-friendly manner/language via the on-line platform. All materials can be downloaded in an adapted to user needs “packages” formed by users themselves (“shopping-basket” principle), therefore avoiding bulky chapters/documents but forming “manuals” reflecting only topics/questions necessary to each individual.
Feel free to visit the site: https://www.rural-cluster.org/ and let us know what you think in the comment box!