Capacity development is driven by countries, consistent with national priorities and the local context, and anchored in national systems and local expertise.
|The national phytosanitary capacity of a contracting party is defined as "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".
Developing the phytosanitary capacity of IPPC contracting parties allows them to successfully implement the IPPC convention, International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Recommendations. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) provides oversight to the IPPC Secretariat's capacity development activities.
|Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluations
The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) process brings together national stakeholders to help countries identify strengths and weaknesses in their phytosanitary systems. Countries can use this process to develop their own national phytosanitary capacity development strategies.
|Guide, training materials and other resources
Topic covered include market access, NPPO operations, import verification, export certification, plant pest surveillance, plant diagnostics, pest risk analysis and more.
|IPPC Regional Workshops
Seven IPPC Regional Workshops are organized annually to analyze and prepare comments on draft ISPMs, exchange experiences and ideas at the regional level, and build phytosanitary capacity.
|Capacity development projects
Many phytosanitary capacity development activities are delivered through projects such as:
The IPPC Secretariat collaborates with educational institutions to deliver plant health courses.
|CPM-14||Keynote Address on Plant Health and Capacity Development by the EC Director-General for Health and Food Safety||> Video|
|CPM-14||Special Topic Session on Capacity Development and Plant Health||> Presentation
|CPM-14||Side Session on Capacity Development and Plant Health||> Presentation
|IPPC Seminar||on Capacity Development and Plant Health||> Posted below|
|The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation: the right tool to strengthen NPPOs and to get access to financial resources||En||16 Oct 2019|
|Driving better SPS decision-making: STDF’s evidence-based approach||En||16 Oct 2019|
|Using the STDF's P-IMA framework to identify and prioritise keys Phytosanitary investments||En||16 Oct 2019|