3rd edition of plant protection profiles from Asia-Pacific countries (2009-2010)

Publication date
29 Jul 2011
<p>This 3rd edition of plant protection profiles from Asia-Pacific countries (2009-2010) provides the most current information about the organization and execution of plant protection functions in the 19 member countries of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) and Japan. The publication serves as one of the main platforms for information exchange in line with one of the key objectives of the Commission. Since publication of the previous edition in 2009, several countries have made significant progress in all areas of plant protection including plant quarantine, surveillance and pest outbreak management, pest management, as well as pesticide management. In addition to the updated profiles of 14 countries and analysis of the 26th session country reports, this edition features the analyses and summaries of country responses to four questionnaires. The questionnaire related to selected International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) identified key factors that contributed or hindered their implementation. The other three questionnaires related to pesticide management were aimed at determining the current status of compliance with the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.</p>