Resource for NPPOs: Phytosanitary awareness and R-SAT

Dr Chagema Kedera, NExT Kenya Programme Coordinator, presented a webinar organised by CABI on “Phytosanitary Awareness: IPPC contracting parties’ obligations and phytosanitary measures for market access” to over 70 participants.

The presentation covers the obligations of contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC); the functions of National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs); International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs); and the IPPC Market Access Guide.

You can view the webinar here:

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The video also explains COLEACP’s Rapid SPS Assessment Tool (R-SAT), developed through the Fit For Maket SPS programme, which helps to quickly assess the design and planning of SPS activities. Ensuring SPS compliance in a continually evolving context requires rapid identification of needs. R-SAT facilitates the timely development of a national priority action plan to strengthen SPS systems that is firmly based on a common strategic vision, agreed by all stakeholders.

The webinar was part of a series organised by CABI and commissioned by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of the EU-funded Support Towards the Operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (STOSAR) project. The series aims to build the capacity of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States in the application of SPS measures.

This presentation was supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union; and by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.