Plant protection profiles
Asia-Pacific countries

2nd edition


Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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FAO 2009
ISBN 978-92-5-106336-1

For copies please write to:
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One of the key objectives of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) is to promote information exchange among its members and other countries in the region. The Commission recognizes the importance of efficient and transparent exchange of critical information as a means to improve regional cooperation and development. The first edition of plant protection profiles which was published in March 2007 has played an instrumental role in promoting such exchange. The profiles provide key information in an organized and structured manner so that it can be easily understood and updated. Before the publication of the profiles, there was no database or country profiles for plant protection. Although there was some country phytosanitary information available on the International Phytosanitary Portal, it focused on certain areas of phytosanitary measures. There was no unified source of information for other plant protection areas such as pest and pesticide management, or the control of pest outbreaks. This second edition includes not only updated information for each country but also more profiles with contributions from 19 member countries of APPPC as well as another country from the region, namely Japan. It is hoped that the country plant protection profiles will not only help policy-makers formulate more effective strategies and policies for pest and pesticide management, but also assist in regional harmonization and closer cooperation among the countries in this region.