International Food Safety Training Program for Plant and Animal Products

Unsafe food threatens public health and undermines food security at local, regional and global levels. We worked with our partners to support global food security strategy through  knowledge access and targeted training.


Modern and reliable food safety systems are becoming a mandatory prerequisite for a country’s access to global markets. However, many developing countries’ exporters struggle to maintain compatible systems along global supply chains. To reduce these challenges, the CET partnered with USAID, Feed the Future, USDA, and the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in the UK to develop an international training program on key plant and animal health topics. 


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Participants complete engaging interactive web-based modules, and apply the modules’ concepts to real-world agricultural trade activities during in-person or online workshops. The program effectively teaches how to incorporate and use science-based risk analysis concepts and tools for analyzing, establishing quarantine, and controlling pests and disease.

An additional benefit of this training is that participants will be prepared to deliver future trainings themselves, thus disseminating knowledge to prevent SPS/food safety problems and minimize risks of animal and food crop disease.

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"Government officials who are benefiting from the training have reported that they are already applying their increased knowledge of trade rules on-the-job."

— Kelly Skupnik, USDA

"The USDA SPS Distance Learning Training Course has significantly improved Pakistan’s ability to have trade dialogues based on science, not politics."

— David Williams, Agricultural Attaché in Islamabad, Pakistan

Modules Available

Languages Supported

Countries Served

SPS Plant and Animal Health Courses Information Pack

Pakistan SPS Distance Learning Program USAID Report

SPS Distance Learning Program Report

SPS Distance Learning Program  Grant Summary Report

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