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Use of the PCE as a tool to improve plant biosecurity in the Pacific region

Posted on Wed, 25 Aug 2010, 10:10

Taro root beetle (Papuana woodlarkiana) - photo by Amy Carmichael Queensland University of TechnologyThe Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool was developed by the IPPC Secretariat as a tool for use by countries to self assess their capacity to implement the Convention ...

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COPE to respond to phytosanitary needs in Eastern Africa

Posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 10:10

Group photo - COPE Project Management Committee

The Centre of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) in Eastern Africa is being established with support from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). COPE s mission is to provide phytosanitary capacity building services to clients ...

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Australian funds support raising awareness about the IPPC

Posted on Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 10:10

Fruit fly exclusion zone in Australia, photo by LonghairIPPC member countries share the common goal of Cooperation between nations in protecting the world s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests of plants, while minimizing ...

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Technical Panel talks Treatments From Melon Flies to Microwave Irradiation

Posted on Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 10:10

The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments met in Kyoto, Japan July 26-30, 2010.

There were a total of 33 treatments to be considered by the Panel. Of these, 19 were treatments the Panel had previously considered including some that had ...

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New Zealand supports working group on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers

Posted on Fri, 06 Aug 2010, 10:10

Loading sea containersA donation of USD 50,000 from New Zealand''s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will finance an expert working group (EWG) to prepare a draft standard on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in ...

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Valuable support from the EU supports participation in IPPC work programme

Posted on Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 10:10

Discussions during workshop on draft ISPMsTo ensure that the work of the IPPC is relevant, of high quality and acceptable to the membership as a whole, it is vitally important that contracting parties participate in the key meetings that establish ...

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