Marwan Hatem for Export, dba Bacchus, is a company that produces table grapes. Much of the product is exported, mainly to Europe. The company is discussing with its current buyers to increase table grape exports. Bacchus is also negotiating with a buyer in Serbia to purchase various fruits.
Once the client is Global GAP and FSSC 22000 certified they will increase their sales of table grapes for export to GCC countries. The current lack of Global GAP and FSSC certifications remain the main barriers for the collective grape shipment to enter Europe.
LED will hire a consultant to assist Bacchus to implement the requirements of Global GAP and FSSC 22000 on Marwan Hatem lands and the 15 grapes farmers lands. With LED’s support, the company expects to increase its sales and generate 11 new jobs by 2020.