August 5th – 16th, 2013



The Regional Training on Plant Quarantine Principles and Procedures was a collaborative effort amongst UWI,USDA-APHIS GCSI,OECS,IICA,FAO,CARDI, CARICOM, CABI,Ministries of Agriculture of Jamaica and Trinidad. Twenty (20) participants from fifteen (15) Caribbean countries attended. Course changes resulted in inclusion of several new topics to the curriculum, such as:

  • Personal etiquette and behavior within an official environment
  • Fumigation practical exercise at UWI
  • Standard operational procedures and manuals
  • Mollusk lab
  • PRAs
  • Determining the sample size (added to the commodity lab)
  • Class sessions to work on final project, meet with instructors and advisors
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