Topic outline

This series of four courses is designed to improve understanding of Codex Alimentarius and develop sustainable national capacities to engage in and benefit from Codex work. The second course guide the learner on how to establish a national Codex programme and make it function well. It further explain on how to engage effectively in Codex at international level.

This course is primarily intended for stakeholders who engage with and invest in smallholders producers and in particular for:

  • The components of a national Codex programme and how they function.​
  • How to successfully operate your national Codex programme​.
  • The different types of Codex documents.
  • How Codex is organized and how it operates.
  • The mechanisms and tools available to enable Members to participate effectively in Codex work.​
  • The process for preparing, attending and following up to Codex meetings.

The course consists of 5 lessons of approximately 45-60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 - Making Codex work at national level
  • Lesson 2 - Making your national Codex programme work effectively
  • Lesson 3 - Codex documentation
  • Lesson 4 - How to prepare for Codex meetings
  • Lesson 5 - How to engage effectively in Codex meetings

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