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The IPPC Grain Standard Moving forward Slowly but Surely

Posted on خميس, 13 أكتوبر 2016, 12:43

An Expert Working Group met in Melbourne, Australia from 19-23 September 2016 to begin drafting an International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on the International Movement of Grain (2008-007). The meeting was chaired by Mr Bill MAGEE (Australia) and Mr David HEINRICH (Australia) and attended by 15 participants. Experts from around the world gathered to discuss and decide what elements should be included in this standard; industry representatives were also invited and provided active input to the discussions. Following guidance from the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures to ensure ISPMs contain requirements, the experts strove to reach consensus on requirements for ...

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الخطوة الأولى نحو السنة الدولية للصحة النباتية في عام 2020

Posted on أربعاء, 12 أكتوبر 2016, 09:34

بعد نجاح الحدث الجانبي للجنة الزراعة في منظمة الأغذية والزراعة للأمم المتحدة في 27أيلول/سبتمبر 2016 بمثابة البداية الرسمية لحملة إقامة السنة الدولية للصحة النباتية في عام 2020 (IYPH 2020)، ناقشت لجنة الزراعة رسمياً هذا الموضوع خلال الجلسة العامة في 29 أيلول/سبتمبر 2016، التي عقدت في روما، إيطاليا. قدم السيد Veli-Pekka Talvela، مدير عام وزارة الزراعة والغابات في فنلندا، الاقتراح نيابة عن حكومة فنلندا مقدماً خلفية جيدة ومبرراً لمقترح عام الصحة النباتية لعام 2020. وذكر أن الصحة النباتية أمر بالغ الأهمية للزراعة والأمن الغذائي والنظم الإيكولوجية، وسلط الضوء على الحاجة الملحة لزيادة الوعي على المستوى العالمي. وكان هناك أيضا ...

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The CPM Financial Committee Meeting Held in Italy

Posted on ثلاثاء, 11 أكتوبر 2016, 09:37

The CPM Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 3 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom, the CPM Chair from Australia, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary. The meeting was attended by Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Mr Ralf Lopian (Finland) as well as Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Advisor) and Mr Marko Benovic (the IPPC Financial Consultant). For the first time, Mr Francisco Tristante from the European Union was invited to participate in the meeting as an observer.

The CPM FC discussed mainly the recent resource ...

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How a USDA worker became an action-adventure comic character

Posted on إثنين, 10 أكتوبر 2016, 10:23

Just how does a humble federal worker in Washington end up as a rugged explorer in a widely syndicated comic strip? Well, from a simple call about a forest fire, the creative sparks flew. James Allen is the newest cartoonist behind “Mark Trail,” the King Features adventure-soap strip whose title character has been battling wilderness scofflaws for seven decades. And last year, as research for a new comic narrative, he needed some official information.

See more in the Washington Post

Submitted by APHIS-IPPC Official Contact Point

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The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project held in Argentina

Posted on إثنين, 10 أكتوبر 2016, 10:03

The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project (PTC) was held at the offices of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Cálidad Agroalimentaria de la República Argentina (SENASA) in La Plata, Argentina from 3-7 October 2016. The meeting, chaired by Mr Nico Horn, the chair of the ESG from the Netherlands, was attended by the members of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) as well as staff of the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC). Mr Shane Sela, the Project Manager for ePhyto, participated in the meeting on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat. The objective of the meeting was ...

وسوم: ePhytoGeNSIPPC ePhyto Steering GroupESG
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The 3rd Training Workshop on the PCE Facilitators successfully organized in Ronciglione, Italy

Posted on خميس, 06 أكتوبر 2016, 14:23

Held in Ronciglione, Italy, from September 19th – 30th 2016, the 3rd training workshop on the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitators brought together eight carefully selected phytosanitary experts from Anglophone Africa and the Near East and 4 staff of the FAO legal division. Workshop participants were trained to broaden and enhance their expertise in facilitating the application of the PCE tool. This two-week intensive training was conducted in an effort to improve existing or planned phytosanitary capacity systems the IPPC, with the financial support of the STDF.

Although the PCE is designed in principle as a self-assessment tool, its effective application ...

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Posting of compiled comments from consultation periods

Posted on خميس, 06 أكتوبر 2016, 14:00

Compiled comments for the first, second and subsequent consultations on draft ISPMs have been posted on the IPP:

Please check the above documents to make sure that comments correctly reflect those entered into the OCS by your contact point

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