So what's the problem?
In Africa, technical and organisational capacity is a key issue for National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs). A capacity building strategy for plant protection is planned at a global level, but is of particular importance for Africa, where phytosanitary capacity deficits are most severe. Development of the global strategy by the International Plant Protection Convention/ Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (IPPC/CPM) needs to ensure that full consideration is given to the needs of Africa. CABI is partnering the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council (IAPSC) of the African Union to enable Africa to fully participate in the development of the IPPC/CPM strategy, rather than being the recipient of a strategy developed elsewhere.
What is this project doing?
CABI is assisting the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council to develop and launch a phytosanitary capacity building strategy for Africa. The strategy is being developed through consultative activities, including workshops.
Results so far
A planning workshop was held, and a subsequent country consultation carried out in Kenya. A consultant has been hired to complete the work by the end of 2010.
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