The Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) is the approach developed by an FAO team for classifying country progress in FMD risk management. In this approach there are criteria for describing the FMD risk management position of countries that are not-free of FMD. It has lead to a tool that can be applied to measure (and communicate) country progress within regional roadmaps, and aims at starting countries along a pathway of activities from measuring risk to risk management, covering the stages before they could apply for recognition of disease freedom.
The Progressive Control Pathway recognises that differences in risk of infection occur between (and within) infected countries, that countries are at different stages in managing the risk of infection. The PCP applies a risk reduction approach in which each Member State is encouraged to develop national risk reduction strategies that are supportive to the regional effort.
RISK REDUCTION APPROACH
also in AGA Web site