IPPC Capacity building strategy

Building National Phytosanitary Capacity

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures at its third session (CPM-3) tasked the Secretariat with developing a common strategy for contracting parties and its partners to build national phytosanitary capacity. In 2008 an open ended working group met to develop the strategy. At that workshop the following definition of phytosanitary capacity was agreed, "The ability of individuals, organizations and systems of a country to perform functions effectively and sustainably in order to protect plants and plant products from pests and to facilitate trade, in accordance with the IPPC".

The output of the workshop was a concept paper on national phytosanitary capacity and a draft framework and operational plan. CPM-4 considered the output of the workshop and proposed that it be further developed. The Secretariat then convened a smaller open ended working group in December 2009 to finalize the operational plan. The workshop produced a detailed operational plan and work programmes.

The publications listed below summarizes the latest version of the outputs of the two workshops and revisions to the strategy. A strategic framework for building national phytosanitary capacity is presented in draft form.

Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
IPPC National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy En Es Fr 28 Jan 2013

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