Technical Working Group Meeting (4 March 2022)

A subgroup of the Technical Working Group (TWG), formed of 3 TWG members, were assigned existing biopesticide regulation/guideline documents to review and note the ‘strengths’ and ‘gaps’ of each. The purpose of the exercise was to identify points that should be included in the yet-to-be-drafted regional SADC biopesticide regulations. The findings of the reviews were presented at this TWG meeting, following which the TWG voted on how best to proceed towards developing harmonised regulations for the SADC region: e.g. adopt the South African biopesticide regulations or create a hybrid of the SA regulations and East African Community (EAC) biopesticide guidelines. From here, a set of guidelines will be drafted for the region.