Preliminary ranking results including information on potential solutions are available.
LAC Regional Priority Setting Workshop
September 26, 2022
The first Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Priority Setting Workshop will be a FREE online meeting organized by the Minor Use Foundation in cooperation with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
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 LAC. 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 Verónica Picado at email@example.com or Adriana Castañeda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates and Deadlines Leading Up to the Workshop
May 17, 2022
12:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Click here for a recording and presentations from the Inception Workshop.
June 22, 2022
Deadline extended to June 22 for nominating priorities
June 29, 2022
Updated priority spreadsheet ready and rankings requested from participants
July 26, 2022
Deadline for receiving crop/pest priority rankings
August 8, 2022
September 16, 2022
Deadline for receiving industry input on solutions for ranked priorities
September 26, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 PM EDT
October 24, 2022
Top priorities announced