Highlights - APPPC regional workshop on surveillance information management, 2-7 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date
09 Jun 2014
<p>The APPPC regional workshop on surveillance information management was convened last week from 2-6 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with Australian pest surveillance experts and Malaysia&#39;s Department of Agriculture.</p><p>The objective is to promote the capacity of the National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in implementation of ISPM6 through strengthening regional surveillance capabilities by providing training and support to ensure plant pest data integrity, consistency and currency across APPPC member countries.</p><p>Thirty two participants from 22 countries in the region participated in the workshop. Plant health surveillance experts from Australian Department of Agriculture shared their expertise by facilitation of the introduction and demonstration with a hand-carrying device for surveillance data collection and management. During the workshop, the Surveillance Information Management Systems were introduced. Extensive practical exercise on surveillance data management was organized.</p><p>APPPC takes a leading role in the development of capacity of member countries in pest surveillance in recent years by treating the pest surveillance as one of the focus areas of APPPC work plan. Pest surveillance is important to the plant quarantine sector as it is the essential basis for preparation of the country&#39;s regulatory pest list and for pest risk analysis (PRA) by NPPO.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>