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A research programme to tackle invasive species that kill plants and sicken animals is getting under way at the United Kingdom’s Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI). The programme, worth US$50 million, aims to find scientific solution that help farmers to either defeat or adapt to the presence of invasive species. The goal is to tackle the devastating economic impact of such species, estimated to be around $183 billion in lost crops and revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia every year.
التقى وفد من الاتفاقية الدولية لوفاية النباتات ترأسه السيدJingyuan Xia ، أمين الاتفاقية مع وفد من كبار مسؤولي مكتب الكومنولث الزراعي الدولي ترأسه الرئيس التنفيذي للمكتبTrevor Nicholls وذلك يوم الخميس 22 تشرين أول/أكتوبر. وصاغ الطرفان خلال الاجتماع خطاب نوايا مع بعض الأهداف المحددة للمستقبل، والذي، يتعيَّن؛ بعد مراجعته ووضع اللمسات الأخيرة عليه، أن يضع الأساس لبرنامج العمل المستقبلي الهادف إلى تعزيز الوعي لدى كلتا المنظمتين وأهمية الصحة النباتية والحماية. وتأمل المنظمتان، من بين أمور أخرى، المشاركة في ورشة العمل المشتركة Plantwise / الاتفاقية والتعاون على ترويج السنة الدولية للصحة النباتية.
This past week, the Technical Working Group (TWG) between the IPPC Secretariat and CABI, including its Plantwise programme, met at FAO Headquarters in Rome to review the progress made since they convened last January to identify the areas of common interest and possible joint activities in the future. Given the different but complementary nature of IPPC and CABI activities, the TWG intends to explore how they can best synergize their respective missions while also improving understanding and building capacity amongst IPPC contracting parties and CABI member countries on areas of mutual interest. Discussions during the two-day meeting aimed to highlight ...
In recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, the IPPC and CABI Plantwise have agreed to initiate secondments between their organizations to increase transparency and effectiveness. The IPPC Secretariat at FAO Headquarters in Rome welcomes Ms. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan that will further implement these efforts.
David Nowell, the lead for the IPPC’s efforts on national reporting obligations, considers that this is the beginning of a more beneficial working arrangement for both parties. "I can see a lot of potential on the ...
On Monday 22 January, senior representatives from the IPPC Secretariat and the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI) met to discuss their working relationship and establish contact points, as their work programmes include many common interests in the areas of policy, standard setting and capacity development. The roundtable meeting touched on issues of pest listing, pest reporting, enhancing awareness, and a list of action points was developed. The meeting took place in a productive atmosphere and yielding positive results. Both parties anticipate a follow-up meeting in the near future.