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IPPC Participates in Brainstorming sessions with the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 16:42

On 24-25 of November in Bangkok, Thailand, the IPPC Secretariat participated in the Brainstorming Meeting on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Priorities and Challenges with South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) member countries. Government officials from relevant agencies, international experts (from organizations including SAARC, WTO, UNFAO, ARTNeT, and others), the Asian Development Bank and UNESCAP staff met to initiate a regional agenda that would address issues regarding existing standards under SPS measures and Technical Barriers to Trade. Discussions aimed to create a broader understanding of the constraints, preferences and priorities in areas of SPS and TBT in the region. Among their primary ...

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SC 2013 November meeting: Approval of Grain specification for MC and the recommendation of draft standard on ePhyto - Appendix to ISPM 12 to CPM-9 (2014)

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 16:55

The Standards Committee (SC) met on 18-22 November 2013 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Adhering to its responsibility to oversee the IPPC Standard Setting Process and manage the development of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), the SC discussed, reviewed, and approved draft ISPMs for the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). These include the ePhyto - Appendix to ISPM 12, Fruit Fly Host Status and Fruit Fly Quarantine Areas draft standards.

As agreed by CPM-8 (2013), the draft ISPM on International movement of grain is moving forward through the draft standards process and strategic experts were invited to provide strategic ...

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Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer (IPPC National Reporting Obligations Support)

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 13:48

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international treaty whose mission is to secure common and effective actions to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products that may affect the world’s plant resources both cultivated and wild. In the context of the IPPC work programme, the IPPC Secretariat if looking for a person that will provide technical support to IPPC contracting parties on meeting national reporting obligations. In support of these objectives, the incumbent will:

analyze technical issues related to the IPPC in support of contracting parties meeting their national reporting obligations; review ...

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CABI and IPPC Technical Working Group meets in Rome

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 16:47

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 ...

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Katy Perry and the protection of plants

Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2013, 14:30

Perry's latest album includes seed paper with actual flower seeds and instructions for planting What does the American pop music diva Katy Perry have in common with protecting plants? While many pop stars have done a lot to protect the rights and safety of animals, no one has tried to highlight the issue of plant protection, until Ms. Perry and her latest album. Included with the album - titled PRISM - is a small packet of decorative flower seeds that fans are encouraged to plant to "spread the light". For the Australian Department of Agriculture, that is where the problems start ...

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