The first Africa Regional Priority Setting Workshop will be a FREE online meeting organized by the Minor Use Foundation. The purpose of the inception workshop on July 27 is to explain the process and is essential for participation in the priority workshop on November 2, 2022. Please see timeline below.
We encourage participation by plant pathologists, entomologists, specialty crop growers, grower groups, governments, universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations and those familiar with pest management problems in Africa. The overall goal is to develop a list of top pest management priorities for the region and will be a great opportunity to develop a network of stakeholders with common goals. There is no charge for registration or participating.
This will be a stakeholder-driven, collaborative process to identify specialty crop/pest combinations that are problematic for the region that do not have effective solutions or do not have CODEX MRLs. The Minor Use Foundation will act as the moderator and facilitator and the workshop participants will make decisions on the top priorities to progress in in the region.
Participants will go through a process of nominating known crop/pest combinations and submitting new priorities to develop a targeted list to further refine. Participants will then submit their top five priorities based on the targeted list. The Minor Use Foundation will facilitate the data collection process and integrate the inputs of participants for discussion during the workshop.
If you want more information please contact Stella Simiyu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
October 24, 2022
Deadline for receiving industry input on solutions for ranked priorities
November 2, 2022
2:00 – 5:00 PM EAT Nairobi time
Africa Regional Priority Setting Workshop
Translation to French will be available.
December 2, 2022
Top priorities announced