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Call for software applications to help plant pest surveillance activities

Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 17:33

Deadline on Mon, 31 May 2021, 23:55

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is calling for:


In 2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation, a new topic proposal ‘Smartphone APP to monitor Xylella fastidiosa for all relevant stakeholders and a mapping system to follow up on its global distribution’ (2018-023) was submitted which proposed development of a surveillance tool. The Task Force on Topics recommended this topic should be addressed by collecting these type of tools from the IPPC Community and posting them as contributed resources on the IPP and the CPM-14 (2019) adopted this recommendation. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) discussed this topic in the IC VM03 meeting in 2020 and agreed to issue the call focusing on software applications related to pest monitoring, and expand the scope to include all plant pests. Collected software applications will be considered under the Global Plant Health Surveillance programme.


The submitted applications will be reviewed by the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) against established criteria. Web links to suitable applications may be posted on the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) as Contributed Resources (https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/guides-and-training-materials/contributed-resource-list/ ).

How do I submit resources?

If your organization developed an application that you think would be suitable for the above purposes, please e-mail them to us at [email protected] (with “Contributed resources COUNTRY NAME” in the subject line) accompanied by a completed submission form (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/88267/). In the submission form please make sure to indicate the web link where your application is available. This call is targeted at software applications that are freely available online.


Please note that the software applications can be contributed in any language. However, please ensure that the title and a summary or description of the content of each resource is translated into one of the official FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and in English if possible. Resources that are submitted in an FAO language will be prioritized for IC review.


Submissions are due 31 May 2021.

Further information:

Please contact the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected] or [email protected] ) for more information.

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