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Evaluation of Minor Use Pesticides Program – Summary Report

About the Evaluation

Minor Use Pesticides Program

What we Found

Relevance

Performance

Design and Delivery

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch, should update the logic model for the Program to ensure that:

Management Response Recommendation 1

Agreed. The Pest Management Centre will revise the logic model to include performance targets as approved under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and clearly linking program international activities to outcomes. 

Recommendation 2

The Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch, should take steps to improve flexibility in the setting of priorities by category.

Management Response Recommendation 2

Agreed. The Pest Management Centre will conduct an analysis of scenarios to determine capacity to undertake changes in project flow by discipline and determine if changes to priority selection are needed.

Recommendation 3

The Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch, should conduct an assessment of in-house versus contracted laboratory services, including direct and indirect costs, to determine the most efficient and effective use of resources to deliver the Program.

Management Response Recommendation 3

Agreed. The Pest Management Centre will undertake an analysis of contract versus in-house laboratory services to determine the most efficient and cost effective program delivery.

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