The 2022 Africa Regional Priority Setting Workshop was held November 2, 2022 with an overall goal to develop a list of top pest management priorities for the Africa region. Workshop participants provided critical input to help make decisions on the top priorities to progress in in the region.
Africa Fruit and Nut Priorities
Africa Agronomic, Vegetable and Herb Priorities
If you missed the Workshop, you can view the recording on our YouTube channel or in the video player below.
Priority Setting Workshop Agenda
|Time||Agenda||Slides – English||Slides – French|
|14:05-14:15||Introduction & Welcome Remarks – Geoffrey Onen, Assistant Commissioner, Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory Uganda – Moderator|
|14:15-14:25||Welcome to the Africa Regional Priority Setting Workshop – Dirk Drost, Chairman, Minor Use Foundation||Drost Slides English||Drost Slides French|
|14:25-14:45||Priorities from the Global Minor Use Priority
Setting Workshop, Progress to date, and the
African Regional Workshop Process|
Michael Braverman, Board Member, Minor Use Foundation
|Braverman Slides English||Braverman Slides French|
|14:45-15:00||Questions and Answers|
|15:00-15:40||Prioritization of Fruit and Nut Crops – Paul Osei-Fosu, Chief Scientific Officer, Head, Food and Agriculture Department, Ghana Standards Authority|
|15:50-16:30||Prioritization of Agronomic, Vegetable and Herb Crops – Paul Osei-Fosu, Chief Scientific Officer, Head, Food and Agriculture Department, Ghana Standards Authority|
|16:30-16:45||Discussion and refinement of Priorities – Paul Osei-Fosu, Chief Scientific Officer, Head, Food and Agriculture Department, Ghana Standards Authority|
|16:45-17:00||Summary and Next steps – Dirk Drost, Chairman, Minor Use Foundation||Drost Slides English|
Prior to the Workshop, participants went through a process of nominating priorities of interest from a list of more than 3,500 crop/pest combinations and submitted new priorities to develop a targeted list for further refinement. Participants then submitted their top five priorities based on the targeted list. The Minor Use Foundation tallied scores based on how priorities were ranked and the number of countries ranking the crop/pest combination to present a preliminary ranking for Workshop participants to discuss.
During the Workshop participants systematically progressed through the ranked priorities and provided critical input to further refine the crop/pest combinations and identify top priorities for the region.
After the Workshop, the Foundation conducted follow up data collection and analysis to further understand company support, cooperators and capacity prior to announcing the results of the Workshop. As additional information becomes available, the list of priorities may be adjusted.
Important Dates and Deadlines Leading Up to the Workshop
July 27, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 PM EAT Nairobi time
August 22, 2022
Deadline for nominating priorities
August 29, 2022
Updated priority spreadsheet ready and rankings requested from participants
September 19, 2022
Deadline for receiving crop/pest priority rankings
September 26, 2022
Ranking results sent to participants
View Preliminary Fruit & Nut Rankings
October 24, 2022
Deadline for receiving industry input on solutions for ranked priorities