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1 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 400 | Washington DC | Tel: +1 (202) | Fax: +1 (202) | Dolley Madison Blvd. Suite 4C | McLean VA | Tel: +1 (703) Penthouse Edificio Murano Center | 14 Calle 3-51 Zona 10 | Guatemala City, Guatemala | Tel: (502) | Fax: (502) Good Practices in SPS Technical Cooperation: Improving Market Access for Central America Jason Hafemeister 6 October 2008

2 2 Agenda 4 9 Pages 6 Projects Reviewed Pest Management - Highlights Institutional Strengthening - Highlights Good Practices: Design Good Practices: Implementation 11 12

3 3 Central America

4 4 Projects Reviewed Peppers and Tomatoes Mitigating Measures Training in CAFTA-DR countries nominated by the United States SPS Training in Costa Rica and Guatemala nominated by Canada Laboratory Improvement in Central America nominated by the FAO Establishing and Strengthening Codex Committees in Central America nominated by the FAO Control of Broca de Café pest in Panama and Costa Rica (FAO TCP project) nominated by Costa Rica Establishment of Fruit Fly Free Areas in Central America (who was the donor here?) nominated by Costa Rica Papaya Export Promotion in Guatemala nominated by Taiwan Residue Testing in Panama nominated by Taiwan Project Nominated for the Review

5 5 Projects Reviewed Types of Projects Pest Management Tomato and Pepper Papaya Fruit Fly Free Broca de Café Institutional Strengthening BSE Certification Food Safety Laboratories CODEX Committees Pesticide Residue Testing

6 6 Pest Management Highlights from Pest Management Assistance Programs CAFTA - DR Pepper and Tomato Exploiting changing policy environment Focused on discrete objectives Grass-roots implementation Collaborative approach Regional Approach Private sector linkage Guatemala Papaya Area of donor expertise Collaboration with local growers and government Field level training Assistance with certification Investment in physical infrastructure

7 7 Pest Management Example: CAFTA-DR Pepper and Tomato Results Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (USDA website) Peppers: , , , , Tomatoes: , , , , , ,

8 8 Pest Management Highlights from Pest Management Assistance Programs Fruit Fly Free Zones Pilot project Multi-sector and multi-institutional Private sector participation Regional Approach Success with bugs, but … Control of Broca de Café pest Area of donor expertise Collaboration with local growers and government Field level training Assistance with certification Investment in physical infrastructure Success with bugs, but hard to measure

9 9 Institutional Strengthening Highlights from Institutional Strengthening Programs Food Safety Laboratory Strengthening Identified by recipients through regional network Networking Training the trainer Regional approach Laboratory certification CODEX Commission Strengthening Area of donor expertise Networking Training the trainer Regional approach National committees established

10 10 Institutional Strengthening Highlights from Institutional Strengthening Programs BSE diagnostics and certification BSE certification and export promotion OIE risk determination Use of independent contractor Exchange with government officials Pesticide residue testing Pilot project Domestic and export benefits New technology Implemented at grass roots level

11 11 Good Practices Good Practices: Design Clear and measurable objectives, tangible results Collaboration with recipients, donors, and private sector Use of independent contractor Build on previous work Needs assessments linked to import requirements Regional approach to develop externalities Outside expertise

12 12 Good Practices Good Practices: Implementation Expert trainers Field level work and practical knowledge Regional approach for efficiency and externality Leveraging training (train-the-trainer) Timely implementation Work for private sector and importing government Intermediate steps and capacity constraints Note market and regulatory demands


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