Filling the Grower Tool Box: Developing Strategies for Specialty Crops and Minor Use Programs and Harmonization
October 1-4, 2017
Program of Events*
October 1 – Day 1
The Third Global Minor Use Summit (GMUS-3) will begin with a buffet lunch and words of welcome from governmental representatives. This will be followed by updates on activities since the 2012 Second Global Minor Use Summit (GMUS-2), where presentations will cover progress of the GMUS-2 five-Year Work Plan and other key initiatives. Changes to the regulatory landscape across global regions will also be discussed.
Speakers will provide information on capacity building projects and ongoing global minor use activities and collaborations through Codex and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
October 2 – Day 2
Two themes will be the focus of activities and discussion by participants.
The morning theme, Policies that Support Minor Uses, will look at topics such as International Harmonization, One submission approach, and Use of Data – Crop Groups, extrapolation and field data exchangeability.
The afternoon’s theme of Capacity Building will be discussed. This theme delves into the development of dedicated minor use programs and technical and cooperative areas, which may aid capacity development and support emerging minor use program. Each session will include formal presentations followed by breakout session discussions.
October 3 – Day 3
Morning discussions will look at a third theme, Minor Use Challenges for Growers and Industry. Presentations will include perspectives from the point of view of growers, CropLife International, and the biocontrol industry.
The second half of the day will be comprised of presentations and refinement of breakout group recommendations, with the goal to identify key actions and develop a new Work Plan that will guide future cooperation and coordination of Minor Use activities following GMUS-3.
October 4 – Day 4
This day will start with a recap of Summit conclusions and recommendations, and a presentation and final agreement of the new Work Plan. The remainder of the day will be devoted to the Second Global Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop with the goal of discussing current priorities and establishing new Minor Use priorities for future work.
*Please note: plans are still evolving for program content to reflect the needs of all countries and stakeholders. Visit the Global Minor Use Portal often for the most up to date information about the Summit.
The Summit Organizing Committee is made up of members representing countries or organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Visit the Global Minor Use Portal for complete list of members.
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 4A5
For those interested in seeing Canadian horticultural production, an optional field tour will be offered on October 5th, 2017 for an additional fee. Therefore, please reserve your hotel accommodations accordingly.
The meeting will be held under one roof at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
A limited number of rooms have been secured and reservations can be made online.
You can now register for the Third Global Minor Use Summit.
For additional information, please contact:
Shirley Archambault at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-613-759-7714.