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Place your farm on Google maps.

posted Feb 8, 2010, 10:04 AM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Aug 31, 2011, 10:35 AM ]

SHIGAM INC now offers free online tools helping farmers to establish a better link to the world and improve communication with the fresh produce markets.

Here is how you can add a farm to the Shigam / Google Agri maps;

There are two options;

1. Simply make scan or drawing showing the location on any type of map and fax or email it to us.
2. Look for the coordinates on Google earth and send them by email together with your contact information.

Our email – admin@shigam.com

Our fax: number: +1.305.397.2383

To see all available locations go to the Map Page

Farmers or marketers - can add pictures and produce forecasts for better results with potential buyers. (updates can be sent by fax or email)

 

To get more information on free online marketing tools and options, please send us an email

A. Choen
admin@shigam.com

Growing export-ready agribusiness in Guyana

posted Dec 19, 2009, 4:35 AM by Shigam Agri

See article from the Carana site -> 
Growing export-ready agribusiness in Guyana

Quality Management System in Agriculture - GTIS Offers free course in Guyana.

posted Oct 19, 2009, 11:20 AM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Feb 10, 2010, 5:47 PM ]

In continues efforts to improve the export of fresh produce from Guyana, The "GTIS" program (USAID) is inviting Israeli experts to train farmers and stakeholders in the agri-business to join free training for quality management (Global Gap) for the agriculture industry.


COURSE closed

For more info please contact info@shigam.com 



course by:

STATE OF ISRAEL

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

COURSE PROGRAM

 

Objectives:

The course objectives are:

R To train the participants in the various aspects of new international quality-    

     Management standard

R To learn new approaches of cost-effectiveness in agriculture production

R To study the process of implementing quality-management standards, and the ways  

     To benefit from it in the agricultural market.

R To discuss with different industries & agencies managers how to implement the international quality management standards

 

Day 1 -  7/12/09

A - Q.M. System in Agriculture 

Main topics:

1)         History Subjects in Management.

2)         First Basic Subjects Management.

3)         The attitude to Quality product.

4)         Quality definitions.

5)         Principles of Quality management.

6)         Q.M. in Agriculture – Main Principles.

7)         Quallity Requirenments from Growers.

8)         Quality components in Agriculture.

9)         Application of Quality Standards.

 

B - Basic Principles ISO 9001-2008

Main topics:

1)         ISO 9001-2008 Quality System.

2)         Quality Requirements From Growers.

3)         Market Requirements.

4)         ISO 9001-2008 (4 Chapters).

5)         Documentation Of Quality System.

 

 

Day 2 – 8/12/09

 

A - Quality Management - 8 principles – ISO 9001:2008  :

1)         Customer focus (expectation loyalty).

2)         Leadership (motivation, goals, objectives).

3)         Involvement of workers (contribution, experience, knowledge).

4)         Process Approach.

5)         System Approach.

6)         Continual improvement.

7)         Factual approach (measurement).

8)         Suppliers management.

 

 

B - ISO 9000 Components in a farm

Main topics:

1)         I.S.O 9000 – components in a farm.

2)         Regulatory requirement (Growers & Products).

3)         Growing Protocol Content.

4)         Management Responsibility (farm).

5)         Customer focus – contract review.

6)         Customers satisfaction monitoring measured as follwing:

7)         Market Requirements (Q.M) - (grower & product)

 

C - Implementation process in a farm

Main topics:

1)         Quality & Excellence implementation process.

2)         Stages in implementation of Quality procedures.

3)         I.S.O 9000 – Implementation Process.

4)         Human Resources management.

5)         Infrastructure management.

6)         Information management.

7)         Organizational control layout.

8)         Efficiency – effectivensess.

 

 

Day 3 – 9/12/09

 

A - D.V.D – Q.M in Agriculture.

B - Q.M in Agriculture (main principles).

C - Tools application:

            1)  Quality process – flow chart.

2)  Guidance for writing procedures.

3)  Components of the prodedure.

4)  Improvement team methodology.

 

 

Day 4 – 10/12/09

 

A – GlobalGap-EurepGap

Main topics:

1)         What is GlobalGap-EurepGap

2)         Main points in GlobalGap-EurepGap

3)         Chains

4)         Distribution of questions in the questionnaire

5)         GlobalGap –EurepGap Contents.

6)         GlobalGap -EurepGap – demand structure.

GAP'S main principle's.

 

B – GlobalGap-Eurepgap Details

Main topics:

1)         Contents GlobalGap-Eurepgap Details

2)         Market Requirements

3)         Quality Requirements

4)         Site History & Site Management

5)         Soil & Substrate Management

6)         Fertilizes usage

7)         Crop protection

8)         Irrigation

9)         Post Harvest Treatments

10)       Pesticide storage

11)       Packing Home Surroundings

12)       Hygiene

13)       Varieties & Rootstocks

14)       Work Health, Safety & Welfares.

 

C - D.V.D – Safety In Agriculture.

 

Day 5– 11/12/09

 

A - B.R.C Combind with HACCP

            1)  B.R.C – British Retail Consortium

            2)  Development hazard control system with the B.R.C requirement.

            3)  B.R.C standard components

            4)  HACCP System

            5)  HACCP Principle

            6)  HACCP Rationale

            7)  Applying Haccp system in packing house

            8)  Planning Practicing Hazard (in Haccp)

            9)  Approaches for risk severity factory

            10) HACCP Rationale

            11) Calculating the risk level 

           

B – I.S.O 14001

 Main topics:

1)         Environmental management system.

2)         Process.

3)         Main Components – Management System.

4)         Environmental aspects.

5)         Toxic chemicals management method.

6)         EMS-Environmental Measurement System.

7)         Environment Management. 

 

C – I.S.O 17025

 

 

Summery :

A – farmer standardization process.

B -  Quality management in Israeli Agriculture - main staps (Agriculture ministry & Growers

        & Organization).

C – Development pg Quality systems as a way of implementing the policy of the ministry of

       agriculture – steps in development (1999-2009).

D – A Decade of Quality Activities (1999-2009).

 

 

 

Days 6– 14-18/12/09

 

These subjects will be presented in outline form at each farm:

A - Q.M. System in Agriculture 

1)         History Subjects in Management.

2)         First Basic Subjects Management.

3)         The attitude to Quality product.

4)         Quality definitions.

5)         Principles of Quality management.

6)         Q.M. in Agriculture – Main Principles.

7)         Quallity Requirenments from Growers.

8)         Quality components in Agriculture.

9)         Application of Quality Standards.

 

B - Basic Principles ISO 9001-2008

6)         ISO 9001-2008 Quality System.

7)         Quality Requirements From Growers.

8)         Market Requirements.

9)         ISO 9001-2008 (4 Chapters).

10)       Documentation Of Quality System.

 

C - Quality Management - 8 principles – ISO 9001:2008  :

9)         Customer focus (expectation loyalty).

10)       Leadership (motivation, goals, objectives).

11)       Involvement of workers (contribution, experience, knowledge).

12)       Process Approach.

13)       System Approach.

14)       Continual improvement.

15)       Factual approach (measurement).

16)       Suppliers management.

 

D - ISO 9000 Components in a farm

8)         I.S.O 9000 – components in a farm.

9)         Regulatory requirement (Growers & Products).

10)       Growing Protocol Content.

11)       Management Responsibility (farm).

12)       Customer focus – contract review.

13)       Customers satisfaction monitoring measured as follwing:

14)       Market Requirements (Q.M) - (grower & product)

 

E - Implementation process in a farm

1)         Quality & Excellence implementation process.

2)         Stages in implementation of Quality procedures.

3)         I.S.O 9000 – Implementation Process.

4)         Human Resources management.

5)         Infrastructure management.

6)         Information management.

7)         Organizational control layout.

8)         Efficiency – effectivensess.

 

 

These subjects will be presented inoutline form at each packing-house:

A - Q.M. System in Agriculture 

1)         History Subjects in Management.

2)         First Basic Subjects Management.

3)         The attitude to Quality product.

4)         Quality definitions.

5)         Principles of Quality management.

6)         Q.M. in Agriculture – Main Principles.

7)         Quallity Requirenments from Growers.

8)         Quality components in Agriculture.

9)         Application of Quality Standards.

 

B - Basic Principles ISO 9001-2008

11)       ISO 9001-2008 Quality System.

12)       Quality Requirements From Growers.

13)       Market Requirements.

14)       ISO 9001-2008 (4 Chapters).

15)       Documentation Of Quality System.

 

C - Quality Management - 8 principles – ISO 9001:2008  :

17)       Customer focus (expectation loyalty).

18)       Leadership (motivation, goals, objectives).

19)       Involvement of workers (contribution, experience, knowledge).

20)       Process Approach.

21)       System Approach.

22)       Continual improvement.

23)       Factual approach (measurement).

24)       Suppliers management.

 

D - D.V.D – Q.M in Agriculture.

 

E - Q.M in Agriculture (main principles).

 

F - Tools application:

            1)  Quality process – flow chart.

2)  Guidance for writing procedures.

3)  Components of the prodedure.

4)  Improvement team methodology.

 

G - B.R.C Combind with HACCP

            1)  B.R.C – British Retail Consortium

            2)  Development hazard control system with the B.R.C requirement.

            3)  B.R.C standard components

            4)  HACCP System

            5)  HACCP Principle

            6)  HACCP Rationale

            7)  Applying Haccp system in packing house

            8)  Planning Practicing Hazard (in Haccp)

            9)  Approaches for risk severity factory

            10) HACCP Rationale

            11) Calculating the risk level

 

H – I.S.O 14001

1)         Environmental management system.

2)         Process.

3)         Main Components – Management System.

4)         Environmental aspects.

5)         Toxic chemicals management method.

6)         EMS-Environmental Measurement System.

7)         Environment Management. 

 

COURSE   PROGRAM

Mr Yechiel Raz                                  
Mrs Nina Lehmann
Deputy Director – General     Director
Quality Management                
Overseas Training Programmes                                                           
& Research - CINADCO

fertigation By Amiad Filters Israel

posted Oct 3, 2009, 5:38 AM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Oct 3, 2009, 12:36 PM ]


In the late 1970's, a new concept materialized To serve the international farming community: fertigation. A natural step forward in agricultural technique, fertigation (from the words fertilizer and irrigation) is an effective method of applying chemicals and fertilizers To crops via the existing irrigation system. The need For fertigation derives from the fact that traditional methods of fertilization are only partially effective and leave a lot To be desired.... Read more at the site Knowledgebase pages - click here for link.

New activities in Guyana

posted Jul 4, 2009, 11:08 AM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Jul 13, 2009, 8:34 AM ]

Read more on our Press release / News page

Guyana continues to attract investors - Israeli company to invest in agri venture

posted Jul 4, 2009 2:53 PM by Admin site   [ updated Jul 6, 2009 7:20 PM ]

Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud tours the Dora, Soesdyke site (GINA photo )

 



Guyana has over US$1.5 billion of opportunities present in seven areas in the agricultural sector and Shigam Inc, an investment company has decided to invest in the sector.

The Israeli company has begun clearing 200 acres of land at Dora, Soesdyke that has been earmarked for the cultivation of papaw and pineapples among other crops. Cultivation is expected to commence next month.

Director of the company, Liran Peretz, who hails from Israel, informed members of the media yesterday that ‘Guyana is the alternative due to availability of water year round’. Guyana is considered economical and viable due to its vast land, fertile soil and year round availability of water.

Shigam Inc according to its business profile has more than 30 years of experience supplying markets and supporting other farmers around the world.

Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud, during a visit to the area yesterday said the partnership has a ‘two-wind strategy; promoting and accelerating diversity and secondly a company with a market to allow Guyana to enter markets we were not able to enter before’.

The company is linking with other Guyanese farmers to export fruits and vegetables based on the market requirement and demands.

Satellite farms - agricultural food production areas that operate just within the periphery of an urban setup - will sell their produce to Shigam Inc which will in turn export them to their markets in Europe and the United States.  (GINA)
Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud tours the Dora, Soesdyke site (GINA photo)

 http://www.guyanachronicle.com/ARCHIVES/archive%2021-06-09.html#Anchor--------------56663


ePack fresh produce Management system now distributed by Shigam

posted Mar 12, 2009, 11:10 PM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Jul 6, 2009, 2:58 PM ]

Shigam now offers ePack’s Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management system.
Using the system will eneble these capabilities below and much more;

 
Farm Care Management / Packinghouse Management  / Sales Management / Accounting Services

 

Contact us for more info à info@shigam.com

Welcome to the new SHIGAM site.

posted Sep 13, 2008, 12:10 PM by Shigam Agri   [ updated Jul 6, 2009, 2:58 PM ]

We thank you for your visit.
Please don’t forget to register and get accessed to all site documents.
We are looking forward to see you again,
SHIGAM Team ! 

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