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Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Call for Brief News for posting on the revised International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) Home Page.

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 13:47 None
Deadline on Fri, 30 Dec 2016, 00:00

The IPPC Secretariat has been preparing a new homepage for the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) website. An important new feature on the website is called “Brief News”; news of phytosanitary relevance at national, regional or international levels, primarily sourced from NPPOs and RPPOs. Each news item should consist of a short description (two - five sentences) of the news content and a link to the website where the original news article is posted. The brief introduction and the news article should be written in one of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).

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Call for expression of interests to join Informal Working Group meeting on the IPPC implementation pilot on surveillance on 11- 12 June 2016, Thailand

Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016, 17:22 None
Deadline on Tue, 24 May 2016, 17:00

The call is open to contracting parties, regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) and other scientific organizations wishing to be involved in the IPPC Implementation pilot project on surveillance, for specific work on three example pests of interest:

  • Xylella fastidiosa
  • Bactrocera dorsalis species complex
  • Invasive ants

The deadline for expression of interest is 24 May, 2016.

For expression of interest to join the Informal Working Group Meeting (11-12 June 2016) or any further questions, please contact the IPPC Secretariat (ketevan.lomsadze@fao.org with a copy to sarah.brunel@fao.org). Further information on the implementation pilot and the proposed outcomes ...

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2016 April call for discussion papers for the Focus Group to establish a new IPPC subsidiary body on Implementation

Posted on Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 14:23 None
Deadline on Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 00:00

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) 11 supported the creation of the new oversight body on implementation, but agreed it was premature to create the new body with the proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) and Rules of Procedure (RoP) prepared by the IPPC Secretariat. At a small group meeting convened at the side of CPM, a ToR was developed to form a Focus Group for establishing a new IPPC subsidiary body on implementation, to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The Focus Group will consist of representatives from all seven FAO regions, representatives from the Bureau, IPPC subsidiary bodies, RPPOs ...

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Call for technical resources to support the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Implementation pilot project on surveillance

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 09:22 None
Deadline on Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 00:00

The IPPC Secretariat issues a call to collect phytosanitary technical resources to advance the IPPC Implementation pilot project on surveillance, for specific work on three example pests of interest:

  • Xylella fastidiosa
  • Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (including B. invadens).
  • Invasive ants

In order to support the CPM 11 decision the IPPC Secretariat issues a call for the following technical resources related to three example pests:

  • Ongoing and past projects

  • Manuals/guidance, case studies, standard operational procedures, factsheets, websites and databases

  • Software applications - including mobile apps for identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to surveillance and targeting different audiences.

  • Risk communication ...

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2016 April –Call for members of the International National Year of Plant Health Steering Committee

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2016, 12:19 None
Deadline on Sun, 15 May 2016, 00:00

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to be members of the International National Year of Plant Health Steering Committee.

Nominations from the national official IPPC contact point should be submitted to the CPM Bureau member from your region (with a copy tot he IPPC Secretariat ippc@fao.org) by 15 May 2016.

Please see the Terms of Reference for the Establisment of the IYPH Steering Committee - Call for experts page for more information, including the call letter and other supporting documents.

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2016 April call for discussion papers on sea containers

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016, 17:03 None
Deadline on Sun, 15 May 2016, 00:00

As agreed by the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures in its eleventh session in April 2016 (CPM-11 (2016)), the CPM Bureau will discuss the issue of sea containers at their 21-23 June 2016 meeting. The Bureau was requested by the CPM to consider the development of a "set of complimentary actions" which, combined, may offer some value in assessing and managing the pests threats associated with sea containers and to propose such a possible program of complimentary actions to CPM-12 (2017).

IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 15 May 2016 to the IPPC ...

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2016 April – Focus Group on Implementation - Call for experts

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 13:47 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to participate in a Focus Group to develop a Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedures for the new IPPC subsidiary body on implementation, to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC).

Nominations from the national official IPPC contact point should be submitted to the CPM Bureau member from your region (with a copy to the IPPC Secretariat ippc@fao.org) by 15 May 2016.

Please see the 2016 April – Focus Group on Implementation - Call for experts page for more information, including the call letter and other ...

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Workshop Announcement Pre-registration Call for Abstracts: International Training Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS)

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2016, 17:02 None

19-22 April 2016, Bari, Italy

As the workshop has already received registrations exceeding the number of participants that can be accommodated, the pre-registrations closure will be anticipated to Friday 18th of March.

The selection of participants will be shortly undertaken. We apologize in advance if we cannot give a positive answer for your participation. Nevertheless, the first day of the workshop will be streamed online and all documents related to this workshop will be made available.

We thank you for your interest and we look forward other opportunities to collaborate with you.

Thank you for your understanding..

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2016 IPPC Photo Contest: “The Shocking Impacts of Pests” Call for submissions

Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 09:10 None

The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat is launching the second edition of this photo contest entitled “The Shocking Impacts of Pests” which will be open from now until the 29th of February 2016 to anyone willing to contribute to the bigger aim of raising awareness on protecting plant resources, farmers and the environment.

Last year, hundreds of beautiful pictures were contributed from all over the world to the IPPC Photo Contest “Pests without Borders”. This year the pictures should illustrate the negative impacts of pests as well as phytosanitary measures.

The objective of this Photo contest is to raise public ...

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Call for presentations on the successes and challenges of implementation the IPPC at the CPM-11 Session (April 2016)

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2015, 08:36 None

The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat requests IPPC contracting parties and RPPOs to propose cases of successful experiences or to highlight challenges faced while implementing the IPPC, its ISPMs and Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Recommendations for presentation at CPM-11.

The objective of the CPM session is to enable IPPC contracting parties to share their experiences on addressing implementation issues they face and which might be of general interest to other IPPC contracting parties. The session is intended as a forum for contracting parties and RPPOs to report positive solutions to their main challenges or report on issues that were ...

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Call for Experts (TPFQ)

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015, 10:57 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part as members in the Technical Panel for Forest Quarantine (TPFQ) and an invited expert to aid TPFQ in developing a Forest Tree Seed annex to the Standard on International movement of seed (2009-003).

Nominations will be accepted from governments, National or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs). Nominations should be submitted through the respective NPPO or RPPO official IPPC Contact Point and self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from a government authority.

Please see the 2015 December - Call for Experts ...

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Call for Case Studies

Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2015, 09:22 None

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) has launched a desk study for clarifying and validating the extent to which diversion from the intended use occurs in international trade in plants and plant products. Diversion from intended use is of significant relevance to all contracting parties and occurs when regulated plants, plant products and other regulated articles are used for other than their originally declared purpose after importation. Diversion from intended use relates to fundamental concepts such as pest risk analysis (PRA), appropriate strength of phytosanitary measures and responsibilities of the national plant protection organizations (NPPOs). The issues associated with ...

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Call for pictures on Soils and Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 18:28 None

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In the framework of the International Year of Soils, the IPPC is preparing a publication on Soils and Plant Health. Pictures are therefore solicited for use in this publication. In particular, we request images with: - soil and soil adherent to plants as a commodity; - methods of inspection of soils; - diagnostics methods for pests of soils; - phytosanitary measures applied to soils.

The resolution of the pictures should be at least 4200 x 3000 pixels. Native camera resolution and a caption should be provided.

For each picture used, captions and authorship will be indicated.

Pictures send them before the 1st November to ...

Tags: IYSInternational Year of Soils
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Call for Phytosanitary Technical Resources

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 16:34 None

Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:

  • Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.
  • Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...

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