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Celebration of 25 Years of Cooperation and Coordination among Regional Plant Protection Organizations!

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 12:54

Uruguay, August 2013- The 25th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations was held in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, from 24th -30th August 2013.

Celebrating 25 years, the Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations is a critical element of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). It serves to improve cooperation and coordination across regions and achieve the objectives of the Convention in the prevention of the spread of pests.

The technical consultation among RPPOs aims to:

Promote the development and use of relevant international standards Encourage inter-regional cooperation by promoting harmonized phytosanitary measures and by supporting the development and ...

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The IPPC and CBD meet for their third joint meeting in Montreal

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 16:54

Photo by CBD Secretariat On 16-17 of September, the IPPC Secretariat participated in a meeting with the Secretariat of Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), in Montreal, Canada. Joined under the Memorandum of Cooperation (2004), the two Secretariats have agreed to cooperate on relevant activities conducted under their frameworks, “to promote synergy, to avoid overlaps and unnecessary duplication, and to ensure effective cooperation.”

The objective of this third joint meeting was to exchange updates on recent major developments, identify activities for possible future collaboration, and work to formulate specific work plans with emphasis on issues such as invasive alien species and biosafety ...

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ePhyto Steering Group meets in Auckland, NZ

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 14:40

The first face-to-face meeting of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group, established by the 8th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, took place in Auckland, New Zealand from 16 to 19 September 2013. After reviewing the Terms of Reference for the group, presentations were given by several participants to demonstrate ePhyto systems currently in progress in their respective countries. The group received an update on the ePhyto hub feasibility study from the consultant working on the project, and was able to provide him with additional information to support the effort. The group also reviewed and commented on the draft appendix ...

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The Beyond Compliance project holds final meeting in Bangkok

Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 19:39

Participants at the official opening of the Final Meeting. Dr. Mantana Milne is seated third from the left

The final meeting of the STDF-funded project, Beyond Compliance: Integrated systems approach for pest risks management in Southeast Asia (STDF/PG/328) was held at the Maruay Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, from 29th July to 2nd August 2013. The project was officially launched by Dr. Manthana Milne, the Deputy Director General, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand. In her speech, Dr. Manthana opined that the outputs of the project, with focus on the systems approach, will greatly contribute to ...

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IPPC/CABI Plantwise Collaboration Initiated

Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2013, 20:42

In recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, the IPPC and CABI Plantwise have agreed to initiate secondments between their organizations to increase transparency and effectiveness. The IPPC Secretariat at FAO Headquarters in Rome welcomes Ms. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan that will further implement these efforts.

David Nowell, the lead for the IPPC’s efforts on national reporting obligations, considers that this is the beginning of a more beneficial working arrangement for both parties. "I can see a lot of potential on the ...

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