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.
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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CAREC Policy Dialogue on Regional Pest Surveillance Program (25-27 March 2019)
Presentations – Day 1
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Presentations – Day 3