Participation of the TBT Programme at the ARSO 21st General Assembly

Posted on: September 17, 2015

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The TBT Programme participated in the 21st General Assembly of the African Organization for Standardisation (ARSO), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 10-14, 2015.

The latest ARSO  General Assembly focussed on the promotion of sustainable agriculture and food security in Africa. In that context, the TBT Programme was invited to deliver a presentation on the “The Role of Standards in promoting sustainable Agriculture and food security in Africa”. *

Over 80 officials from African regional and national standardisation organisations participated in this high-ranking event. With a significant number of participants also being direct stakeholders of the TBT Programme, the ARSO General Assembly provide a platform for the exploration of deeper professional collaboration. The TBT Programme’s attendance at the Addis meeting also allowed for the entity to develop a deeper understanding of ARSO stakeholders’ TBT needs and concerns.

* Download the summary of the Opening Address of Ms Irina Kireeva, here

* Download the full article on The Role of Standards in Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, by Ms Irina Kireeva, here

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