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Vegetable Protection

Among its main functions are to advise the General Manager in the formulation, preparation and implementation of policies, plans, programs, projects, measures and procedures to protect plant health, to protect the rights of breeders of new plant varieties, to verify production quality, commercialization and safe use of seeds and agricultural inputs, to tending towards safety in primary production of plant products.

Therefore, leads the development of plans, programs and projects paths to fulfill the objectives of the Institute in terms of improvement of the phytosanitary status of the plant production, by developing campaigns for the control and eradication of pests official control.

Sets, in line with international standards adopted by Colombia, the pests of economic, social and official quarantine control and mandatory reporting and registration importance. Administers programs to control and eradicate pest of economic, social and quarantine concern, strategies for the development of joint activities with the private sector and other authorities for the enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary measures issued by the Deputy Manager and Plant Health Regulation in plant protection.

The Deputy Manager of Agricultural Protection and Regulation of Colombian Agricultural Institute works to ensure the country's agricultural health, reducing the risk of introduction, establishment and spread of pests, diseases and weeds, plant to ensure quality and safety of products of plant origin.

At the time, establish and maintain free and low pest prevalence official control areas; determines the phytosanitary status of the country and coordinates plant health programs that have the elements to achieve the recognition of free and low-prevalence areas, through the establishment of impact indicators and improvement status.
The assistant manager executes and oversees surveillance activities so that an updated and timely decision-making system is maintained. Directs and coordinates the technical control of agricultural inputs and the production and release of seeds, as well as conducting preventive actions together with producers, exporters, importers and other authorities, to protect crop production, pest and disease affecting or likely to affect plant species in the country.

It also supports the assistant manager of sanitary and phitosanitary regulation in the process of issuing and distributing sanitary and phytosanitary measures necessary, in order to protect and improve the productivity of the agricultural sector. Train on the processes in the second instance and prepares the relevant acts to sanction process in plant protection later in the first instance, the Sectional Manager for the decision of the General Manager.

Also, the Deputy Manager coordinates with other departments of the Institute, its remit and participates in the implementation.

Also, the Deputy Manager coordinates with other departments of the Institute, its remit and participates in the implementation, development and maintenance of the System Quality Management and Internal Control Standard Model.

• Control and eradication of pests
• Agricultural Epidemiology

• Biosecurity: Living modified organisms
• Seed certification
• Control of seed marketing
• PBR varieties
• Agronomic Evaluation Tests
• Plant Genetic Resources

• Fertilizers and Agricultural Bio-supplies
• Chemical Pesticides
• Agricultural Safety

Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario - ICA

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