Rome, 9 October 2019 - On the World Post Day the IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has requested its members to consider issuing a commemorative postage stamp to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. All the designated operators of UPU member countries have been invited to adopt the theme and contribute to the initiative.
For further information, please read the UPU International Bureau Circular at the following link: https://www.wnsstamps.post/data/circulars/store/uploads/circular/circular_en/135/bi_circulaires_2019_155_EN.pdf
Compiled comments for the first and second consultations on draft ISPMs have now been posted on the IPP at this link:
Additionally the compiled comments for the draft CPM Recommendation on Safe provision of food and other aid to prevent the introduction of plant pests during an emergency situation (2018-026) have been posted on the IPP at this link:
The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultative process and invites IPPC Official contact points to review the ...
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Plant Health and Capacity Development is the IPPC annual theme for 2019 . A new IPPC factsheet has been released to illustrate through case studies how the IPPC Community develops national phytosanitary capacity to protect plant resources and facilitate safe trade.
The publication is available at the following link: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca6041en
The IPPC Regional Plant Protection Organization, Organismo Internacional Regional De Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA) is offering a free online course on the phytosanitary aspects associated with the production of coffee cultivation. The course “Tecnología para la producción del cultivo de café con énfasis en fitosanidad” will started today, 9 September 2019.
Interested candidates may apply at the following link: https://aulavirtual.oirsa.org/SV
03 September 2019, Rome - FAO and the IPPC Secretariat are calling for inspiring first-hand stories on plant health to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.
Deadlines of the Call for human-interest stories on plant health have been extended as follows:
• Applicants can send their story proposals by 30 September 2019;
• Finalized stories and images must be sent using the specific template by 15 November 2019 (see IYPH – My Story Annex 1).
The My Story template and all the instructions for submissions are provided at the link below:
The IPPC Secretariat is now soliciting nominations for authors of diagnostic protocols (DPs) to work in liaison with the members of Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) on the following DPs:
• Mononychelus tanajoa (2018-006)
• Citrus leprosis virus (2018-025)
• Psyllid vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (2018-030)
• Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae) on Triticum spp. (2019-002)
• Microcyclus ulei (2019-003)
• Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici UG 99 (2019-004)
For further information, please read the Call at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/2019-08-call-for-authors-of-diagnostic-protocols/
The provisional agenda for the upcoming Standards Committee (SC) meeting in November is now posted at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/640/.
The SC will meet from 11 to 15 November at FAO headquarters. They will revise draft ISPMs, proposed recommendations to the CPM-15 (2020), will have strategic discussions on commodity standards and the technical panels work and discuss Implementation and Capacity Development (IC) Committee Interactions.
More information about the IPPC SC you can find at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/
The provisional agenda of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) November 2019 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at:
The meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019.
The IPPC Regional Workshops help participants understand the phytosanitary realities and challenges of each region, aiming to: 1. Analyze and prepare comments on draft ISPMs; 2. Build phytosanitary capacity and raise awareness on various activities of the IPPC Community; and finally 3. Provide a forum to exchanging experiences and ideas at the regional level.
Check the new video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ab7q-kPdk
The 2019 meeting report of the second Focus Group on Commodity and Pathways Standards is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87506/
For further information about the IPPC Focus group on commodity standards’ second meeting in 2019, please read the news item at https://www.ippc.int/en/news/making-progress-on-international-commodity-standards-for-phytosanitary-measures/
For additional data and resources about the topic, please visit the CPM Focus Group and Working Group reports webpage at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-focus-group-reports/
The presentations for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are now available in French and Russian at the following link:
The Royal Mint of Belgium and the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment of Belgium will be issuing a 2 EURO commemorative coin to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. The initiative is undertaken in cooperation with FAO and the IPPC Secretariat to foster plant health throughout the European Union.
For further and detailed information, please visit the website of the Belgian National Plant Protection Organization at the following link:
The Final Report of the 14th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) is now available in all languages.
The report is accessible in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese at the following link: