Technical Resources for Capacity Development – Agriculture

Technical Resources for Capacity Development – Agriculture


Creation of  technical resources for capacity development, including printed fact sheets and manuals, as well as training materials in PowerPoint. Translation of documents  from English into the other five United Nations official languages, multilingual layout, and print and delivery of hard copies.


The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is a multilateral treaty, established in 1951, that aims “to secure coordinated, effective action to prevent and to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products”. The IPPC Secretariat was established in 1992 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and it is hosted at the FAO headquarters in Rome.

One of the many documents we created to build the IPPC’s technical resources in support of capacity development.


This is an example of a project that the Green Ink team could really get its teeth into. Beginning with receipt of the draft materials and a briefing from the client, we then ran with it to provide a wide range of services as one efficient and cost-effective package, ending with delivery of soft and hard-copy publications. Green Ink provided and managed editing, design, layout, proofreading and printing services, as well as translations of the English products by our highly qualified team of associates into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

The technical resources were all part of a series of capacity-development materials, developed by the IPPC Secretariat’s Capacity Development Committee. The final products, published in 2015, included three manuals or guides – Establishing a national plant protection organization (42 pages), Managing relationships with stakeholders (58 pages) and Operation of a national plant protection organization (38 pages) – as well as three parallel factsheets on these same topics, and two sets of PowerPoint training slides on the establishment and operation of national plant protection organizations – a total of 17 modules, many containing dozens of slides each.

If you would like us to quote for developing technical resources for your organization, please get in touch!