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JIFSAN Highlighted in USAID-USDA PAPA Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards
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University of Maryland and The Food and Drug Administration teamed up to create the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN).  JIFSAN's risk analysis in food safety training programs and good agricultural practices programs are highlighted in the recently released USAID-USDA summary of SPS training programs in Central America 2005-2011

The USAID-USDA PAPA Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Project provided assistance to improve the public sector Sanitary and Phytosanitary infrastructure (systems and personnel) and harmonize agricultural statistics (production and prices) in Central America through a Government-to-Government program of programmatic and technical advice. The project assisted developing policy reforms, conducted short- term agricultural enabling environment training,  developed assessments. The program was launched in 2004 and was completed in March 2011.

You can find the scope of the project at http://www.caftadr.net/papa-scope.html

You can find the list of final reports at http://www.caftadr.net/papa-final.html

Individual Reports are listed below:

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

CAFTA-DR PAPA Part 1

CAFTA-DR PAPA Part 2

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

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