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Registration Strategies module updated

21/07/2017

The Registration Strategies module in the Toolkit provides guidance to pesticide registrars about the overall approaches that a registration authority can take to evaluate and authorize pesticides. In many low and middle income countries, registration authorities have very limited human and financial resources. They need to find the best way to use their resources and make optimal use of existing data and registration reviews.
Different strategies are discussed in this module, such as registration by analogy, registration based on equivalence, registration based on local evaluations, and various ways on how to rationalize resources. The updated module provides more advice, in particular, about the latter topic and shows how a national registration strategy can be progressively developed choosing from different building blocks, based on local priorities and technical capacity.