This resource presents a guide to understanding the principal requirements of surveillance programmes for national plant protection organizations (NPPOs). This resource aims to provide information to support the surveillance activities that NPPOs need to undertake as part of national phytosanitary systems and as obligations under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The guide therefore addresses aspects of policy and management, which together should outline the rationale for the establishment of a national plant pest surveillance programme. In order to be successful, a programme needs to be underpinned by legislation, effective coordination, management, communication and training.
Author(s): International Plant Protection Convention
Published: March 1, 2018
Date added: March 21, 2019