USAID/Sweden FARMA II continued the collaboration with the BiH Plant Health Administration and the Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) from Brno. On September 21-22, 2016 a workshop on "The Methodology for Official Control of Planting Material" was held in Vlašić, under the guidance of the Czech phytosanitary and quality control inspectors.
The workshop was attended by phytosanitary and quality inspectors and BiH institutions involved in official control of plant material, members of the BiH group for development of the methodology.
Comments and suggestions related to the second draft of the methodology, received from the BiH members of the group, have been discussed with the Czech experts and incorporated in the final draft of the methodology for official control for fruit plant material. The methodology has been developed according to EU requirements and will be used by BiH inspectors in their daily work as a useful tool during the controls.
It is expected that the final methodology will be published by the end of 2016.