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What is Calidena?

Calidena is a participatory approach developed and applied by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) to stimulate quality in value chains. Its toolset can be used in projects that intend to strengthen the user orientation of the national QI, and in value chain initiatives that aim at closing quality-related gaps. It seeks to systematically and sustainably support the improvement of the QI in developing countries and emerging economies by addressing quality aspects along an exemplary value chain. The goal of the process is to directly address these quality topics through relevant QI services. The process is structured into three phases: Preparation, a participatory workshop and follow-up. The whole Calidena process should be limited to 18 months.

What does Calidena offer?

At the beginning of a Calidena process, value chain stakeholders identify quality requirements and services to access promising markets. A jointly developed action plan aims to strengthen the Quality Infrastructure (QI) as well as the value chain itself. The plan is implemented by interested parties and moderated by the host and co-host organization and it is supported by PTB.

The following can be achieved with Calidena:

  • Dissemination of a quality culture among enterprises and consumers
  • Increase in demand for QI services by stakeholders from the value chain and improving existing QI services or even creating new ones
  • Enabling of access to new markets and clients by meeting higher quality standards
  • Upgrading of national value creation and productivity through improved resource efficiency and product quality
  • Contribution to enhanced environmental protection and social welfare

Calidena Processes

The name Calidena is a combination from the Spanish words for chain (of value), “cadena”, and quality, “calidad”. From this can be derived that Calidena has its roots in PTB’s cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean, where the first Calidena processes were implemented in the context of agro-processing value chains. Today, we can look back on extensive experience in all regions of the world and far beyond rural value chains. 

Applicability of Calidena

Since 2007, PTB and other international development organisations use Calidena in projects that aim to strengthen the user orientation of the QI, and/or in value chain initiatives that seek to address gaps in quality services. Calidena is applicable to export and domestic value chains. A specific focus of previous applications is the agro-processing sector. However, there are also diverse experiences in manufacturing, renewable energies and waste management.

Calidena is licensed under Creative Commons, i.e. the use of the method is free and open to everyone. However, all users are expected to inform PTB at the beginning and end of the process and at one least one recognized facilitator (see below) should accompany the process. Recent experiences have proven that key Calidena events can also be implemented successfully in online/hybrid formats. For further information, please see our knowledge base or contact us via email.

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Framework conditions

Before starting a Calidena process, it is crucial to clarify the objectives and motivations of the various stakeholder groups involved and to verify framework conditions for the process.

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Framework conditions

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Kick-off Workshop

The kick-off workshop is a condensed, guided and participatory process in which several purposes can be achieved:

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Kick-off Workshop

The costs of a Calidena process include

•    the training of facilitators
•    training of other key persons
•    consultancy costs for preparation
•    workshop moderator
•    follow-up by local facilitators
•    travel costs
•    logistics
•    material
•    resources to fund small projects during the implementation
The overall costs of a full Calidena process in a country are estimated at between 25,000 and 40,000 Euros. For a detailed calculation of a specific process, a template can be downloaded.

Calidena – a participatory process

Calidena is geared towards the initiation of a collaborative and systematic process of the national QI development and the creation of an enabling environment for doing business. It brings together different stakeholders along the value chain, such as producers, buyers, private and public business support organizations as well as other government representatives and Quality Infrastructure (QI) service providers. By promoting a continuous dialogue between users and suppliers, their mutual understanding is improved, and targeted action can be taken on both sides to close existing gaps. In the long-term, improved quality services enable the private sector to better comply with national and international quality requirements, to improve its competitiveness in domestic and foreign markets, to enhance its performance with a view to business, environmental and social indicators, as well as to foster the broader development of the country or region.

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Calidena Processes Worldwide

Calidena Mango

Ghana exports fresh and processed mango products and generates more than 100 million euros annually.

Medicinal and Aromatic plants (MAPs)

MAPs are major export items of Nepal.

Projekt Region/Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Value Chain: Marmalade Jelly
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Julie-Ann Laudat
Coaching: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Host: Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS)
Co-Host: Private sector
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Dominica
Value Chain: Hot pepper sauce
Start: 2014
End: 2015
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Julie-Ann Laudat
Coaching: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Host: Dominica Bureau of Standards (DOBS)
Co-Host: Division of Agriculture, Private Sector
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Jamaica
Value Chain: Black castor oil
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Sabine Greiner
Facilitator: Patrick Buchanan Annees Kasanredjo
Coaching: Jenna Wijngaarde Alexis Valqui
Host: Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)
Co-Host: Jamaica Castor Indstry Association (JCIA) and Jamaica Promotions Association (JAMPRO)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Bahamas
Value Chain: Cascarilla
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Sabine Greiner
Facilitator: Edison Summer Shivdi Singh
Coaching: Julie-Ann Laudat Alexis Valqui
Host: Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ)
Co-Host: Bahamas Development Bank (BDB), Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Bahamas Chamber of Commerce (BCCEC)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Belize
Value Chain: Shrimp
Start: 2015
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Hermon Edmonson
Coaching: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Host: Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS)
Co-Host: Belize Shrimp Growers Association (BSGA), Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA),
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: Compete Caribbean (DFID, USAID)

Projekt Region/Country: Belize
Value Chain: Fuels and LPG
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Sabine Greiner
Facilitator: Fay Smith Herbert Haylock
Coaching: Beatriz Paniagua Alexis Valqui
Host: Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Dominica
Value Chain: Cocoa
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Sabine Greiner
Facilitator: Ian Lambert
Coaching: Alexis Valqui
Host: Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA)
Co-Host: DBOS
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Dominican Republic
Value Chain: Honey
Start: 2015
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Mauricio Chacón
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad (INDOCAL)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Agricultura, Cluster Apícola Dominicano
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Dominican Republic
Value Chain: Coconut milk
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Sabine Greiner
Facilitator: Agnes Cishek
Coaching: Mauricio Chacón Alexis Valqui
Host: Consorcio Cítrico Dominicano (CCD)
Co-Host: INDOCAL
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Grenada
Value Chain: Nutmeg
Start: 2013
End: 2015
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS)
Co-Host: Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: St. Lucia
Value Chain: Seaweed
Start: 2015
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Julie-Ann Laudat
Coaching: -
Host: St. Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS)
Co-Host: Praslin Seamoss Farmers Association (PSFA)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Suriname
Value Chain: Yard long bean
Start: 2015
End: 2015
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Jenna Wijngaarde Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Surinaams Standaarden Bureau (SSB)
Co-Host: Association of Exporters of Agricultural Products in Suriname (VEAPS)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Value Chain: Chicken meat
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Yannicka Brown Sterling Thompson
Coaching: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Host: Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS)
Co-Host: Poultry Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT), Ministry of Agriculture
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Costa Rica
Value Chain: Liquid gas cylinder
Start: 2014
End: 2015
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Central America
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Beatriz Paniagua Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Consejo Nacional para la Calidad (CONAC), Laboratorio Costarricense de Metrología (LACOMET, now LCM), Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO), Entidad Costarricense de Acreditación (ECA)
Co-Host: Camara de Industrias de Costa Rica (CICR)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Costa Rica
Value Chain: Detergents
Start: 2018
End: 2019
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Latin America and the Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Franziska Kamm
Facilitator: Beatriz Paniagua
Coaching: -
Host: Laboratorio Costarricense de Metrología (LACOMET, now LCM)
Co-Host: Ministries, Private Sector
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: El Salvador
Value Chain: Honey
Start: 2012
End: 2013
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Central America
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Mauricio Chacón Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Ministerio de Economía (MINEC)
Co-Host: Centro de Investigaciones de Metrologia (CIM), Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), private sector
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Guatemala
Value Chain: Honey
Start: 2012
End: 2012
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Central America
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Haydée Ayerdi
Coaching: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Host: Ministerio de Economía (MINECO)
Co-Host: Asociaci´n de Exportadores de Guatemala (AGEXPORT), Comité de Miel
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Honduras
Value Chain: Fresh water and wastewater
Start: 2014
End: 2014
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Central America
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Mauricio Chacón
Coaching: -
Host: Sistema Nacional de Calidad (SNC)
Co-Host: Ente Regulador de los Servicios de Agua y Saneamiento (ERSAPS)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Panama
Value Chain: Beef
Start: 2013
End: 2014
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Central America
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Haydée Ayerdi
Coaching: -
Host: Centro Nacional de Metrología de Panamá (CENAMEP)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (MICI), Dirección Nacional de Industrias y Desarrollo Empresarial (DINADE)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Mexico
Value Chain: Solar thermal energy
Start: 2018
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Caroline Jansen
Facilitator: Mahdha Flores Alexis Valqui
Coaching: -
Host: Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)
Co-Host: Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Mexico
Value Chain: Photovoltaic energy
Start: 2019
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Caroline Jansen
Facilitator: Mahdha Flores Alexis Valqui
Coaching: -
Host: Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)
Co-Host: Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Ecuador
Value Chain: Organic coffee
Start: 2009
End: 2010
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Beatriz Paniagua
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Ecuador
Value Chain: Jeans
Start: 2012
End: 2013
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Mauro Rivadeneira Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca (MIPRO), Asociación de Confeccionistas Textiles (ACONTEX)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Ecuador
Value Chain: E-Waste
Start: 2019
End: 2020
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Latin America and the Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Ulf Seiler
Facilitator: Mauro Rivadeneira Alexis Valqui
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN), Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca (MPCEIP)
Co-Host: Vertmonde
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Ecuador
Value Chain: Refrigerators
Start: 2019
End: 2020
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Latin America and the Caribbean
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Franziska Kamm
Facilitator: Mauro Rivadeneira
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN), Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca (MPCEIP)
Co-Host: ALBE
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Colombia
Value Chain: Chocolate
Start: 2009
End: 2010
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Colombia
Value Chain: Textile for children
Start: 2012
End: 2012
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Santiago Salguero Beatriz Paniagua Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Superintendencia de Indústria y Comercio (SIC), Instituto Nacional de Metrología (INM), Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC), Organismo Nacional de Acreditación (ONAC)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo (MinCIT), ICONTEC
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Bolivia
Value Chain: Palm heart
Start: 2010
End: 2011
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Boliviano de Normalizacióny y Calidad (IBNORCA), Instituto Boliviano de Metrloogía (IBMETRO)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Desarrollo Productivo y Economía Plural
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Bolivia
Value Chain: Camelid wool
Start: 2011
End: 2012
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Boliviano de Normalizacióny y Calidad (IBNORCA), Instituto Boliviano de Metrloogía (IBMETRO)
Co-Host: Ministerio de Desarrollo Productivo y Economía Plural
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Peru
Value Chain: Chocolate
Start: 2009
End: 2010
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Manuela Behrendt
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Prodiedad Intelectual (INDECOPI; now Instituto Nacional de Calidad, INACAL)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Sacha Inchi oil

Projekt Region/Country: Peru
Value Chain: Sacha Inchi oil
Start: 2012
End: 2014
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Andes
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carl Felix Wolff
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Prodiedad Intelectual (INDECOPI; now Instituto Nacional de Calidad, INACAL)
Co-Host: PromPerú, private sector (Mesa Técnica de Sacha Inchi San Martín)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Peru
Value Chain: Brazil nut
Start: 2018
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Jonathan Krull
Facilitator: Alexis Valqui
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Nacional de Calidad (INACAL)
Co-Host: CITE Productivo Madre de Dios
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Peru
Value Chain: Tara
Start: 2018
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Jonathan Krull
Facilitator: Alexis Valqui
Coaching: -
Host: Instituto Nacional de Calidad (INACAL)
Co-Host: Gobiernos Regionales de Ayacucho y Cajamarca
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Projekt Region/Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Corn and rice
Start: 2013
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carola Heider
Facilitator: Niels Ferdinand
Coaching: -
Host: Ghana Standards Authority (GSA)
Co-Host: Ghana Grains Council, Plant Protection & Regulatory Service Directorate (PPRSD)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Processed mango
Start: 2017
End: 2018
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carola Heider
Facilitator: Katharina Telfser Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Ghana Standards Authority (GSA)
Co-Host: initially: Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE), later: Volta and Dange-West Farmers Association
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Cashew
Start: 2018
End: 2019
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Carola Heider
Facilitator: Richard Nyumuah Katharina Telfser
Coaching: -
Host: Ghana Standards Authority (GSA)
Co-Host: African Cashew Alliance (ACA), Competitive Cashew Initative (ComCashew)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Benin
Value Chain: Soy
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Laura Häußler
Facilitator: Katharina Telfser
Coaching: -
Host: Agence Nationale de Normaliation (ANM), Labratoire Central de Contrôle de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (LCSSA)
Co-Host: Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Semences du Bénin (FNPS)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Ethiopia
Value Chain: Wheat
Start: 2018
End: 2019
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed
Contact: Jonathan Krull
Facilitator: Katharina Telfser
Coaching: -
Host: Ethiopian Standards Agency (ESA)
Co-Host: Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Ethiopian Millers Association (EMA)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Kenya, Burundi, Tansania
Value Chain: Leather
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: East Africa
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Tobias Diergardt
Facilitator: Beatrice Mwasi Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: National Standards Bodies of the EAC Member Countries
Co-Host: EAC Secretariat
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Ruanda, South Sudan, Uganda
Value Chain: Fruit juice
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: East Africa
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Tobias Diergardt
Facilitator: Canisius Karuranga Peter Businda Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: National Standards Bodies of the EAC Member Countries
Co-Host: EAC Secretariat
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Georgia, Azerbaijan
Value Chain: Hazelnut
Start: 2012
End: 2013
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: Caucasus
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Corinna Weigelt
Facilitator: Christian Göthner Ulrich Harmes Liedtke
Coaching: -
Host: Georgian Standards & Metrology (GEOSTM)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Kyrgyzstan
Value Chain: Dried fruits and Nuts
Start: 2019
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Corinna Weigelt
Facilitator: Beatriz Paniagua
Coaching: -
Host: Ministry of Economy, Center for Standardization and Metrology (CSM), Kyrgyz Center of Accreditation (KCA)
Co-Host: Union of Entrepreneurs of Kyrgyzstan, Ministry of Agriculture
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Nepal
Value Chain: Essential oils
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Uwe Miesner
Facilitator: Ulrich Harmes-Liedke
Coaching: -
Host: Department of Plant Ressources (DPR)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Nepal
Value Chain: Milk
Start: 2018
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Uwe Miesner
Facilitator: Christian Schoen
Coaching: -
Host: Department of Food Technology & Quality Control (DFTQC)
Co-Host: Diary Industries Association (DIA)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Myanmar
Value Chain: Sesame
Start: 2018
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Marjam Mayer
Facilitator: Christian Schoen
Coaching: -
Host: Department of Research and Innovation (DRI)
Co-Host: -
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Myanmar
Value Chain: Mud crab
Start: 2020
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Marjam Mayer
Facilitator: Christian Schoen
Coaching: -
Host: Department of Research and Innovation (DRI)
Co-Host: Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Cambodia
Value Chain: Cassava starch
Start: 2019
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: preparatory phase
Contact: Cora Roos
Facilitator: Katharina Telfser
Coaching: -
Host: -
Co-Host: National Metrlogy Center (NMC), Institute of Standards (ISC), Industrial Laboratory Center of Cambodia (ILCC), Department of Accreditation (DA)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Vietnam
Value Chain: Dragon fruit
Start: 2019
End: ongoing
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: ASEAN
Current Status: follow-up phase
Contact: Uwe Miesner
Facilitator: Christian Schoen
Coaching: -
Host: Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ)
Co-Host: Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science (VAAS), AGROTRADE Vietnam
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: GIZ

Projekt Region/Country: Philippines
Value Chain: Dried mangos
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Part of (Sub)Regional Project: n/a
Current Status: closed | handed over to local partner
Contact: Stefanie Reichertz
Facilitator: Alex Inklaar
Coaching: -
Host: Philippine Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality (PhilMSTQ)
Co-Host: Food Processors and Exporters Cooperation (PhilFoodEx)
Implementing agency: PTB
Development partners: -

Calidena Mango

Ghana exports fresh and processed mango products and generates more than 100 million euros annually.


Medicinal and Aromatic plants (MAPs)

MAPs are major export items of Nepal.


Marmalade Jelly

Hot pepper sauce

Black castor oil

Cascarilla

Shrimp

Fuels and LPG

Cocoa

Honey

Coconut milk

Nutmeg

Seaweed

Yard long bean

Chicken meat

Liquid gas cylinder

Detergents

Honey

Honey

Fresh water and wastewater

Beef

Solar thermal energy

Photovoltaic energy

Organic coffee

Jeans

E-Waste

Refrigerators

Chocolate

Textile for children

Palm heart

Camelid wool

Chocolate

Sacha Inchi oil

Brazil nut

Tara

Corn and rice

Processed mango

Cashew

Soy

Wheat

Leather

Fruit juice

Hazelnut

Dried fruits and Nuts

Essential oils

Milk

Sesame

Mud crab

Cassava starch

Dragon fruit

Dried mangos

What requirements must a Calidena facilitator meet?

Calidena facilitators are persons with the following characteristics:

Organisations interested to work with the Calidena approach can rely on a network of trained and experienced Calidena facilitators. Calidena Facilitators are persons with the following characteristics:

  • Experience with working in groups and facilitation techniques
  • Basic knowledge of QI and the private sector
  • Personal initiative, proactiveness and flexibility
  • Experience with analyses and writing analytical reports

The training of a Calidena facilitator consists of a three-day basic training. Afterwards, the candidate must prepare at least one feasibility study and accompany two Calidena processes under the supervision of an experienced Calidena facilitator.

To maintain the status as Calidena facilitator recognized by PTB, at least one process should be accompanied every two years and at least one Calidena training or Community of Practice meeting should be attended every two years.

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Calidena is an artificial word made up of two Spanish words. The word for quality 'calidad' and the word for chain, 'cadena'. Reinhard Schiel invented it many years ago to create a term for a comprehensive system for analysing and improving value…

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