Contributed resources (External resources)

Contributed resources are phytosanitary technical resources that were developed by National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) and other organizations for their own use and which are shared with the entire IPPC community.

Disclaimer: Resources on this page are not intended to be interpretations of ISPMs and terminology used may not be consistent with ISPM 5. Unless otherwise indicated resources, or pest distributions contained within them are not endorsed/adopted/agreed by the CPM nor developed under the auspices of the IPPC Secretariat.
  • Guidelines for the Revision of National Phytosanitary Legislation (FAO) The guidelines attempt to distil the experience gained and lessons learned during the implementation of FAO legal assistance activities in the phytosanitary field in recent years, carried out in close collaboration with the Plant Protection Division of FAO’s Agriculture Department. The guidelines discuss the many essential and desirable elements that should form part of modern national phytosanitary legal framework. They also identify the issues that ought to be considered by governments in reviewing their existing regulatory frameworks on plant protection, especially in light of the new revised text of the IPPC and the SPS Agreement.

  • Performance, vision and Strategy for National Plant Protection Organization (IICA) In an effort to contribute to the strengthening of the national plant protection organizations, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has prepared the Performance, Vision and Strategy (PVS) Tool, which is designed to help NPPOs to gauge their current level of performance, set priorities and carry out strategic planning. This tool can also help NPPOs form a shared vision with the private sector with a view to fulfilling their obligations and taking advantage of new opportunities.

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This reference standard is a listing of terms and definitions with specific meaning for phytosanitary systems worldwide. It has been developed to provide a harmonized internationally agreed vocabulary associated with the implementation of the IPPC and ISPMs.