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Memorandum of understanding between the Food Industry Association of Guangdong and the Agrifood Cluste-ER of Emilia-Romagna

The Memorandum of understanding between the Food Industry Association of Guangdong and the Agrifood Cluste-ER of Emilia-Romagna Region was signed at the opening of the joint seminar "Food security in the new silk road" organized on the 20 November in Canton. The agreement follows the institutional agreement signed by the Emilia-Romagna Region during the institutional mission of the Regional Government in May 2015.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) represents a concrete output of the institutional agreement signed in 2015 and is born to strengthen co-operation in regulation, innovation and training in food safety and identify the possibility of exchanging knowledge and transferring technologies between stakeholders. The thematic areas of collaboration are:
  • Food security and traceability in agriculture and primary production
  • Food safety and traceability in processes, products and nutrition
Among the collaboration activities the agreement foreseen joint research project, the sharing of information and study visits.

The agreement was signed as a closed-door meeting in Guangzhou during the official visit of the Emilia-Romagna institutional delegation. During the workshop, representatives of governments, researchers and professionals from both sides met and identified specific security issues.

For the Emilia-Romagna Region the agreement was signed by Professor Arnaldo Dossena, President of Regional AgriFood Clust-ER and for the Chinese counterpart by Mr ZHANG Junxiu, President of Food Industry Association del Guangdong.

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