AU-IAPSC hosts 13th Steering Committee
African Union Inter-African Phytosanitary Council (AU-IAPSC) 13th Steering Committee took off on Monday, virtually, bringing together members of the Steering Committee and other regional partners including Member States, to deliberate on plant health issues around
AU-IAPSC coordinated the virtual meeting from its base in Yaounde, Cameroon. The meeting also adopted the AU-IAPSC’s recommendations from the 12th Steering Committee, all of which bordered on the need to embrace a concerted approach to addressing plant health challenges within the region.
The meeting is also particularly dominated by discussions surrounding Covid-19, with a focus on how AU-IAPSC, Member States and all stakeholders can create collective and viable solutions to ensure that mitigation strategies are not only results-based but relevant to the contexts of various member states.
Member States through National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPO’s) are also sharing various lessons, challenges and best practices as a way of knowledge sharing and soliciting feedback, in the quest to bring plant protection matters to the fore, for actionable results towards food safety in Africa.