CAREC Training on Establishing Pest Free Areas

Enhancing sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) is essential to achieve food security and expand agri-trade in CAREC countries. On 8-10 June 2021, a training on establishing pest free areas was jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity in Central Asia, and European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. The training is part of a series of activities under the Fergana Valley pilot initiative which supports implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Similar to 2019–2020 trainings on pest risk analysis and surveillance, field visits and practical exercises were conducted to demonstrate pest management conditions. Around 70 specialists from the National Plant Protection Organizations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated. EAPF Director Emma Fan underscored the importance of regional cooperation in effective risk management and promoting safe trade.

(Top left to right) Mr. Sabit Narbayev, C5+1 Initiative Lead, U.S. Agency for International Development Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity in Central Asia; Ms. Emma Fan, Director, EAPF, East Asia Department, ADB; and Dr. Andrei Orlinski, Scientific Officer, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) jointly delivered opening remarks.

The event was supported by KSTA 9500: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade, co-funded by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund and People’s Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund.

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Useful links

CAREC Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Week – Fergana Valley Stakeholders’ Conference: Enhancing Trade Opportunities through Phytosanitary Measures in Central Asia (20 April 2021)

CAREC Policy Dialogue on Regional Pest Surveillance Program  (25-27 March 2019)

ADB. 2019. Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in CAREC: An Assessment and the Way Forward. Manila


Key Documents



Presentations – Day 1

Establishment of Pest Free Areas Provisions in ISPM 4 | РУССКИЙ

Initiation of Pest Free Areas | РУССКИЙ

EPPO Standards on Establishing Pest Free Areas-РУССКИЙ

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Framework for Pest Free Areas-РУССКИЙ


Presentations – Day 2

Development of a Pest Free Area Program | РУССКИЙ

Establishment of Pest Free Areas | РУССКИЙ


Presentations – Day 3

Country Experiences in Establishing Pest Free Areas | РУССКИЙ

Market Access and Phytosanitary Certification | РУССКИЙ

Maintenance of Pest Free Areas (Perspective of Biological Control in Central Asia in Maintaining Pest Free Areas and Areas of Low Pest Prevalence)-РУССКИЙ

Technical Dossier, Content and Necessary Information-РУССКИЙ