Highlights of the Activities of VMAP directorates of @NafdacAgency during the year 2014; #Capacity Development:

The activities of the VMAP Directorate during the year 2014 includes;

  • Issuance of import permits for bulk pesticides and Agrochemicals, Samples for Field Trials, feed concentrates/supplements/additives/premixes, fish meals and pet food and inspection of facilities
  • Development and review of relevant regulations, guidelines, SOPs, application forms and protocols.
  • Conduction of outreaches to farmers, manufacturers, importers, distributors and Agric extension workers has also been carried out.

The Directorate in the period under review attended/participated the under listed Trainings/workshops/Seminars/conferences:

  • Workshop on the report of clinical trial of Malaria RTS vaccine and capacity building lecture on GSK vaccine production on 21st January, 2014.
  • The 3rd Conference on Pests Management at Wad Medani, Sudan on 3rd – 6th February, 2014.
  • Biostatistics workshop organized by PRS and R&R directorates from 6th – 7th March, 2014.
  • Workshop for stakeholders on Chemical Regulations and Management in Nigeria organized by CER Directorate on 18th March, 2014.
  • Health Canada-NAFDAC mentorship training Workshop from 24th – 28th March, 2014.
  • Workshop on Data Quality & Finalization of 2014 work plan organized by PR & S in Abuja on 14th to 16th April 2014.
  • BTSF workshop on RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed) and TRACES in West Africa organized by European Union at Dakar Senegal on 21st to 25th April 2014.
  • Workshop on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point organized by the United State Development Agriculture (USDA) at Golden Tulip, Festac Lagos on 30th April to 2nd May 2014.
  • Compliance Training programme organised for NAFDAC Officers by Code of Conduct Bureau on 15th May, 2014.
  • Training Workshop on ‘Proposal Writing, Grants, Contracts, Database Management, Project Administration and Intellectual Property (IP)’ at IITA Ibadan on the 14th – 16th May, 2014.
  • CRO (PAD) represented the Director (VMAP) at a training workshop on Safe and Effective use of Herbicides, organized by IITA under the project ‘Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria’ on the 23rd – 24th May, 2014. She delivered a 10 minutes presentation on the Safe and Effective use of Herbicides, Regulatory Perspective.
  • Capacity Building Nutrition Workshop For Regulators organized by Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FSAN) Directorate in collaboration with Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA), at NECA House plot A2, Hakeem Balogun street, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja , Lagos on 30th and 31st May 2014.
  • A One-Week training titled “Animal Feed and Feed Additives: Quality, Safety & Regulations” held at Sheraton Deira, Dubai UAE on 2nd – 6th of June, 2014.
  • In-house capacity training organised by Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in collaboration with PRS Directorate, NAFDAC titled “Regulatory Capacity Building Workshop for Inspections” at Oshodi Auditorium on 25th June 2014.
  • An Awareness/Sensitization workshop on Safe and Responsible use of veterinary medicines, Pesticides and Animal Feeds was organised for Stakeholders in the South West Zone at Ibadan Civic Centre, 816 Agodi GRA, Idi Ape-Iwo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State on 26th June 2014.
  • A 3- day training on “Public Financial Management And Internally Generated Revenue for NAFDAC” organised by Directorate of Finance and Account NAFDAC in collaboration with Afridev Konsult held at De-Palm Hotel, Ajao Estate, Lagos on 25th-27th June, 2014.
  • Awareness/ Sensitization workshop on Agrochemical and Animal Health Local products at Oko- oba Agege on the 10th of July, 2014.
  • In-house capacity building on Biotechnology (Biosimilars) organised by R&R Directorate on 13th August, 2014.
  • Self Strategic Performance Improvement Management Workshop in Nassarawa State on the 8th – 11th September, 2014.
  • Self Strategic Performance Improvement Management Workshop in Nassarawa State on the 8th – 10th October, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) workshop on Safe and Responsible Use and Disposal of Pesticides held in Gombe, Gombe State on the 14th of October, 2014.
  • An Awareness/Sensitization workshop on Safe and Responsible use of veterinary medicines, Pesticides and Animal Feeds was organised for Stakeholders in the North West Zone (Kaduna) on the 16th October, 2014.
  • Awareness/Sensitization workshop for farmers, Agrochemical Dealers and Stakeholders on Safe & Responsible Use and Disposal of pesticide sponsored by West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme, on 23rd October, 2014 at Oshogbo, Osun State. The Directorate presented a paper titled ‘Disposal of expired pesticides and containers’.
  • Institutionalisation of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of small holder farmers in the Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) on 27th October, 2014
  • Quality Management System on 27th October, 2014.
  • Ethics and Compliance workshop on 30th and 31st October 2014 at NAFDAC seminar room Abuja.
  • Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria on 3rd November, 2014.
  • In-house Capacity Building on Global Best Practice in the Regulation of Cosmetics organise by R&R Directorate on 1st December, 2014.
  • One-Day Sensitization Workshop/Go-Live On E-Payment Solution Optimisation By Interswitch Limited held at D Palm Hotel, Ajao Estate Isolo, Lagos on 17th December, 2014.
  • The Standard and Regulations committee meeting on the 13th and 15th of January, 2014.
  • Steering Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting for COMPRO II Project held in Ghana between 20th and 23rd
  • The meeting reviewed the progress made thus far and developed research proposals for PhD students interested in carrying out studies relevant to the of the programme.
  • The meeting also adopted the action plan for 2014
  • The 7th International Feed Regulators meeting in Atlanta, USA from 27th – 28th January, 2014.
  • The Standards Regulations Committee meeting on the 31st March, 2014.
  • Follow up meeting on COMPRO II for the implementation of the action plan, 2nd – 4th April, 2014.
  • Standards Regulations Committee meeting for the review of bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticide regulations on the 7th April, 2014.
  • Annual general meeting of Croplife Nigeria to discuss the role of VMAP and areas of collaboration on 17th April, 2014.
  • NAFDAC WAAPP-Nigeria committee meeting on 15th and 23rd April, 2014.
  • Meeting with Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) at NIOMR office Vitoria Island, Lagos on 29th of April, 2014.
  • National CODEX committee meeting on Pesticide residue on 29th April, 2014
  • Meeting with the DG IITA on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institutes on the 15th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) for standards of Bio- Fertilizer and Bio- Pesticides on the 16th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Candel Nigeria Limited Company, a representative of Croplife Nigeria for stakeholder inputs to the Protocol for Field trial evaluation on the 16th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institutes with the Director of IAR & T Ibadan, Oyo- State on the 30th of May, 2014.
  • Established contact with NIHORT Ibadan, Oyo- State on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institute on the 30th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative at Oko-Oba, Lagos on 11th June, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) meeting held in the conference room at Oshodi on 1st, 4th 8th and 11th of July, 2014.
  • Meeting on the review of Pesticide Protocol at Lagos State Agricultural Development Agency, Oko Oba on 15th July, 2014
  • Meeting with the representatives of Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Pesticide, Bio-pesticide, Bio-fertilizer’s guidelines and Registration forms on the 16th July, 2014
  • Collaboration meeting at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 17th July, 2014
  • Meeting with the representatives of Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Dossier format for Pesticide registration on the 18th July, 2014.
  • Meeting with the representatives of Regulation and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Dossier format for Bio-Pesticide and Bio-Fertilizer on the 1st August, 2014.
  • Clinical trial, Regulation and Guideline review meeting organized by R&R Directorate of NAFDAC and WHO on 11th August, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAPP) Meeting held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on 26th August, 2014.
  • 8th WesNiagri Summit Exhibition at the Conference Hall, University of Ibadan, Oyo State on the 28th of August, 2014
  • Consultative meeting on the Standardization of Brewer’s Waste, Pasta and Confectionery rejects used as animal feed held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on 18th of September, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) meeting held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on the 25th of September, 2014.
  • Nigeria COMPRO II team meeting at the IITA Guest house, Ikeja Lagos on 17th -20th November, 2014.
  • National Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) annual Convention in Kaduna on 24th -28th November, 2014.
  • 8th Poultry India Summit held on 25th – 28th November, 2014.
  • Stakeholders meeting on the draft of Fertilizer, Bio-fertilizer and Bio-pesticides regulation meeting on the 2nd – 3rd December, 2014.
  • Meeting with R&R on the ongoing review of Dossier format, Registration Form and Guideline for registration of Bio-pesticide, Bio-Fertilizer and Fertilizer on the 11th of December, 2014.
  • Last Quarter 2014 Meeting of National Advisory Committee on Vaccine and Biologics on 16th December, 2014.
  • COMPRO II Project regional harmonization meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 15th – 16th December, 2014.
  • Meeting to review the Dossier format, Registration Form and Guideline for registration of Bio-pesticide and Bio-Fertilizer in comparison with documents from Kenya, India and European Union on the 28th and 29th of December, 2014.
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