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Agricultural Health and Food Safety Program (AHFS)

Project Name: 
Agricultural Health and Food Safety Program (AHFS)
General Purpose
Promote a productive, profitable and competitive agricultural sector that provides safe food to local, regional and global markets through the application of appropriate sanitary and phytosanitary standards.
Specific Objectives
  1. Promote capacity building for the effective implementation of the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the active participation of the member countries in international forums specializing in animal and plant health standards and their use.
  2. Help the governments modernize their agricultural health and food safety services, so they possess the expertise necessary to meet market requirements and users’ needs, and to properly protect human, animal and plant health.
  3. Support the efforts of the member countries to deal with emerging issues and agricultural health and food safety emergencies, and support the development of technical capabilities in plant and animal health, and food safety.
Project Leader: 
Robert Gaynor Ahern
Ir Arriba