The strategic sector cooperation with Kenya

The Strategic sector cooperation (SSC) entails government to government cooperation, in which the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration functions as the Danish partner authority in different SSC projects in e.g., Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The SSC project in Kenya has, over the course of six years, provided clear guidelines to the Kenyan authorities on the necessary collaboration among various central authorities involved in food safety aiming to modernize Kenya's control system.

This is based on risk assessments and effective control measures to ensure that the responsibility for food safety is placed on food businesses. The agenda is also important for Danish green solutions and the Danish food cluster.

Quality assurance

In 2024, the SSC project entered the final three-year phase. The collaboration will continuously focus on quality assurance of the national control plan, drawing inspiration from the multi-annual national control plans under the EU framework (MANCP: Multi Annual National Control Plans).

In addition to work related to quality assurance of the national control plan, the project provides support for the establishment of a central coordinating authority to ensure cross-cutting coordination and uniformity of food safety control in Kenya.

Food loss reduction

Following the three-year extension of the project, greater emphasis will be placed on reducing food loss through food safety and quality control, as well as strengthening food, feed, veterinary, and plant health control.

High food safety standards and quality in green value chains will simultaneously enhance the export potential for Kenyan foods.