New coordinated research plans in phytosanitary irradiation
The first Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) of the new IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) D61026 on Novel Irradiation Technology for Phytosanitary Treatment of Food Commodities and Promotion of Trade was held from 22 to 29 March 2022 as a virtual meeting.
The RCM was attended by thirty representatives from thirteen countries (Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Pakistan, USA and Vietnam), two international organizations (IAEA and FAO) and the iia (PsIP). The meeting was chaired by Guy Hallman (USA) and Peter Leach (Australia) was the rapporteur.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and agree on individual and overall work plans and possibilities of collaboration.
A report of the meeting can be read at iia’s Phytosanitary Irradiation Platform (PsIP) website.