Animal and Plant Health Regulatory Directorate (APHRD), MoA, Ethiopia

APHRD of the MoA will be the national institute in charge of the execution of the

Project. Some of the duties and responsibilities of the directorate regarding agricultural inputs are the following:

  • Evaluation and registration of agricultural pesticides (chemical pesticides and bio-pesticides) and preparation of a list of registered pesticides to be published and disseminated through web site to users.
  • Evaluate the competence of business persons/organizations that are engaged in import, export of agricultural inputs and products as well as those involved in the business of production and distribution of inputs
  • Conduct quality inspection on agricultural inputs, production facilities and on their stores and issue a competence certificate for those who have fulfilled the requirements to insure quality agricultural inputs.