STDF Togo: Training for DPV inspectors on implementing official controls
- Posted by: Sandra Borma
- Category: News, Togo
Inspectors of Togo’s Plant Protection Directorate (DPV) took part in training on implementing official controls during November 2021.
This distance learning via the COLEACP e-Learning Platform, part of the Project for the Strengthening of the National Phytosanitary Control and Certification System for Fruits and Vegetables in Togo, aimed at reinforcing the capacity of 20 DPV inspectors to carry out official control activities of plants and other regulated products. The aim was to train participants to the procedures and instructions established in conformity with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and the phytosanitary requirements of importing countries.
Participants strengthened their understanding of the importance of ISPMs and their application in relation to the requirements of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for contracting parties. Topics covered included the regulatory context and the evolution of EU phytosanitary legislation in plant health, in relation to EU Regulation 2016/2031 and its implications. Participants discussed the importance and requirements for documentation, traceability and reporting of official control activities and their results. Through practical exercises, they experienced how to execute sampling plans, and to properly fill in additional declarations on phytosanitary certificates.
This activity was organised within the framework of the Project for the Strengthening of the National Phytosanitary Control and Certification System for Fruits and Vegetables in Togo, funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by COLEACP.