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The second Meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on Phytosanitary Capacity Development took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 23-27th of May 2011. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) had together with each FAO region delegates participating (unfortunately except Africa). Two observers representing the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture(IICA) participated in the meeting.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Expert Working Group on Phytosanitary Capacity Development was created to review and refine the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Operational Plan and to assist the Secretariat with developing national phytosanitary capacity.
The Expert Working Group(EWG) in Phytosanitary Capacity Development was kindly invited to the Offical opening of the Ambient and Cold Storage Facilities at the Agricultural Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica. established in Sangster International Airport. The complex functions as a phytosanitary inspection, certification and treatment facility complemented by cargo handling capabilities.
The keynote speaker for this occasion was Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Â Jamaica. Â On the panel, IPPC Secretariat was represented by Ms. Ana Peralta who introduced the work of the EWG and highly expressed the appreciation from the group for the ...