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Ms. Andile Mbhele

Programme Specialist



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Brief Biography
Andile supports the implementation of activities of the IPPC-FAO-China South-South Cooperation project, “Strengthening the capacity of developing contracting parties to implement the International Plant Protection Convention and its standards.” Andile has extensive experience in national phytosanitary processes, having worked for 12 years as a quarantine specialist and as a scientist in production at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development of South Africa. She also worked as a quality assurance officer at the Perishable Product Export Control Board (PPECB) of South Africa and as a Senior Programme Officer for Ex-Situ Conservation at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia. Andile has a master’s degree in plant quarantine and agricultural ecological health from China Agricultural University in Beijing and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural management from Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. She has international training on Integrated Pest Management from IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Trilateral and has conducted research on Fall Armyworm management strategies under the Norman Borlaug Fellowship Programme in the United States. Andile is a South African national.