Vision and mission

STDF vision

Improved sanitary and phytosanitary capacity in developing countries supports sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction, food security and environmental protection.

STDF mission

The STDF is a global partnership that supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international sanitary and phytosanitary standards, guidelines and recommendations as a means to improve their human, animal and plant health status and ability to gain and maintain access to markets.

STDF mandate

- Increase awareness, mobilize resources, strengthen collaboration, identify and disseminate good practice;
- Provide support and funding for the development and implementation of projects that promote compliance with international SPS requirements.

The STDF is committed to the Paris Principles on Aid Effectiveness and to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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