SHAFFE is a voluntary country membership based organization.

The members of SHAFFE are the focus and core of its activity, hence their predominant role within SHAFFE’s structure.

The organization has an Executive Committee, consisting of current and past Presidents, current Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, which meets regularly to support the role of the Secretary General and the development of the entities projects.

SHAFFE is presided by a President, Vice President, Secretary General and a dedicated team specialized in the areas of Plant Health, Market Access, Sustainability, Health and Nutrition, Data and Project Management and Food Safety.

The SHAFFE secretariat was established in Brussels, Belgium to ensure closer proximity to Northern Hemisphere markets, key policy decision making bodies and generate important synergies and cost savings through the joint coordination of a team of dedicated professionals that manage the day to day operations of various interrelated trade entities, including Freshfel Europe, WAPA and the World Citrus Organization, amongst others.