Q-Point

An independent Dutch consultancy firm, specialized in project and value chain management, food safety and quality systems in the agro & food sector.

Q-Point is an independent Dutch consultancy firm working for the Dutch and international public and private sector. Q-Point is specialized in consultancy projects for agro-food businesses (from producer to retailer), donors and public institutions in various agro and food markets.

Q-Point has a broad experience in food safety (HACCP, BRC, IFS, GlobalG.A.P. GMP, ISO 22000), traceability, integrated quality management (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 26000), value chain management & analysis and market/business development (e.g. development, coordination and project management of international value chain projects).

Since 2003 Q-Point is active in certification, quality management and value and supply chain projects with retailers, processors and farmers, focusing on cooperation and communication (data collection and data exchange) of chain partners and development of guides to good hygiene practices.

Over the past few years, Q-Point has been leading in a large number of projects financed by RVO (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs), EP-Nuffic and IFC with a focus on institutional development of governmental organizations such as Ministries, Inspection Bodies and NGOs in the agro-food and water management sector.

Since 2009 Q-Point is involved in 22 relevant projects in East Africa in the EP-Nuffic NICHE, TMT, WB/IFC and RVO K2K programs.

Q-Point has extensive experience in working with consortium constructions and leading multidisciplinary international teams of experts including local expertise and has expertise in applicable methodologies for collecting quantitative and qualitative data in the agro food sector in the Netherlands, EMEA and Asia, in managing combined expertise of Dutch (Q-Point) and local experts.

  • Agro-food
  • advice
  • chain management
  • quality
  • certification