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Announcement: Capacity Development pre-CPM training session and CPM-9 side sessions

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 12:17

A capacity development training session and range of side sessions will take place during the week of the ninth session of the Commission on the Phytosanitary Measures (30 March- 4 of April 2014) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The training session will take place on the Sunday before the CPM, and the side sessions will take place during the week. The CPM-9 schedule has been adjusted to allow for a two-hour break between the CPM plenary sessions, allowing delegates to participate in the one-hour side sessions and still allowing time for lunch. All CPM-9 side sessions will be held ...

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ISPM 15 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 10:39

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New ePhyto Factsheets now available!

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 12:31

The ePhyto Steering Group has been busy preparing a new series of factsheets and newsletters to explain their work and the process of potential implementation of electronic phytosanitary certificates. The Steering Group is proud to announce that these factsheets will be part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness about the benefits, in comparison to paper-based phytosanitary certification, to both exporting and importing countries. Translations for these factsheets will also be availble shortly! Educate yourself on the ePhyto updates by clicking here.

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IPPC Recognizes World Wetlands Day

Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2014, 16:00

Photo Portland Bight, Jamaica. ©Ted Lee Eubanks This year, the IPPC would like to draw special attention to the celebration of World Wetlands Day (Feb 2). This is a good opportunity to consider the critical role that wetlands play in agricultural, environmental and cultural systems. In an article by IPPC's Sonya Hammons, Capacity Building Officer, posted here, the importance to protect our wetlands from pests and disease is emphasized. Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth By Sonya Hammons, Capacity Building Officer, IPPC Secretariat World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February 2014. This year’s theme, Wetlands and Agriculture ...

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