Ethiopia: Unveiling of COLEACP Rapid SPS Assessment tool for the Ethiopian NPPO

A meeting was held on 15 September 2021 with the Ethiopian National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO), the national focal point and the COLEACP team to introduce COLEACP’s Rapid SPS Assessment (R-SAT) tool. The R-SAT tool was developed by COLEACP to support relevant authorities, in consultation with key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, to assess the status and functioning of SPS systems. Bringing together the public and private sectors will allow the development of a priority action plan based on a common strategic vision.

COLEACP will work with Ethiopia in carrying out some priority actions, mainly related to capacity building and technical partnerships. The objective is to develop a pathway for strengthening national SPS systems in Ethiopia and ensure their alignment with international standards and regulations.
The tool is generally applied to one or two priority value chains but can provide results to be implemented in other sectors.

This activity is 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.

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