Strengthening phytosanitary compliance to boost seed trade in the Asia Pacific

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Strengthening phytosanitary compliance to boost seed trade in the Asia Pacific

This project aims to increase seed trade and market access for the Asia-Pacific region by increasing the capacity of national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to meet relevant phytosanitary standards. The project proposal has five main expected results. First, to identify NPPOs' specific needs related to existing infrastructure and capabilities. Second, to create and maintain a portal of regional phytosanitary certification requirements for seed exports/imports, accessible by NPPOs and the private sector. Third, to build NPPOs' knowledge of relevant International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Fourth, to facilitate implementation of the ePhyto solution in the region. Finally, to strengthen public-public and public-private partnerships. The project will involve seven countries, of which four are least developed countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal), two are lower middle-income countries (Philippines, Viet Nam) and one is an upper middle-income country (Thailand).

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Reference Number 
STDF/PG/755
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
1,131,637
STDF Contribution (US$)  
899,335
Beneficiaries 
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Nepal
Philippines
Thailand
Viet Nam.
Implementing Entities 
Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
Partners 
1) Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA)
2) the International Seed Federation (ISF)
3) the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
4) CropLife Asia
5) Biosecurity Plant Division of the Department of Agriculture
Water and the Environment
Australia
6) Animal and Plant Health Directorate of the Ministry for Primary Industries
New Zealand
7) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).