• Institutional and Administrative capacity of the veterinary services are strengthened.
International standards require an effective and efficient veterinary service for the protection of animal health and public health. The Ministry of Agriculture is in charge of the elaboration and the supervision of the implementation of the animal health and veterinary public health legislation. In order to fulfil the tasks foreseen under its mandate, the Ministry of Agriculture shall receive further support to build the necessary capacity in terms of reorganization and establishment of all the functions necessary to the proper functioning; trainings; harmonization of official controls procedures with international standards and availability of adequate laboratory network.
-Result 2.1: Proposal for reorganization of the Veterinary services at the Ministry of Agriculture and other veterinary bodies is drafted and approved by Ministry of Agriculture.

-Result 2.2: Guidelines, manuals and Standard Operating Procedures for control of live animals and products, animal origin food and feed at all stages including
primary production, processing, import, export, and internal market are developed.

-Result 2.3: The capacity of the inspectors and authorized veterinarians to enforce the legislation on the field (training) is strengthened.

-Result 2.4: The annual control plan for animal origin food and feed is prepared.

-Result 2.5: Two separate sampling plans for animal origin food and feed that include microbiological and chemical contaminants (drug residues, pesticides
and other chemicals) and quality (adulteration and identity): 1 for national market and 1 for imported animal origin food and feed are prepared.

-Result 2.6: Policies and strategies for control and eradication of animal diseases based on surveillance and other epidemiological data in line with
international standards (control and eradication plans, contingency plans) are developed and/or reviewed and updated.

-Result 2.7: The register of food/feed business operators is upgraded

-Result 2.8: The capacity of border inspectors to perform their daily task is increased

-Result 2.9: Current capacity of Lebanon to manage Animal By-Products (ABP) is assessed and improved.

-Result 2.10: HACCP principles are introduced and disseminated among MoA-ARD inspectors and selected operators.

-Result 2.11: Capacities of relevant food/feed control and animal health laboratories are strengthened.

-Result 2.12: A risk based approach for the inspection at import/export is developed
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