National SPS planning
The project aimed to develop a methodology to identify SPS challenges in the agricultural sector and to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the range of capacity building options open to developing countries. This framework was applied to Peru and Uganda to support the development of their national SPS action plans.
Developing and least developed countries face a number of SPS challenges to export agro-food products. To unlock export opportunities, the project built a tool for developing countries to use in SPS capacity building planning.
Alongside the cost-benefit methodology, other methods such as cost-effectiveness or multiple criteria decision analysis should be explored. In the case of Peru, the cost-benefit analysis was recommended as a way to prioritize between products for example, rather than between SPS capacity building investments.