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International Cooperation on Fruit Flies continues

Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2015, 13:52

The Technical Panel on Pest Free Areas and Systems Approaches for Fruit Flies (TPFF) convened in Vienna from 19 to 23 October 2015.

The TPFF is composed of 10 international fruit fly experts and includes a representative of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, which also hosted the meeting. Chairperson for the TPFF was Ms Ana Lilia Montealegre Lara (Mexico). The collaboration between the IAEA and the FAO on fruit flies is an excellent example of inter-agency and international cooperation to create a solid scientific basis for IPPC standards, as well as a forum ...

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IPPC Surveillance standard being modernized

Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2015, 15:31

The IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) for the Revision of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 6: Guidelines for Surveillance (2009-004) met from 28th September to 2nd October 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The meeting, organized by the IPPC Secretariat, was hosted by the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand and the chairperson was Mr Paul Stevens (New Zealand). Nine participants attended the EWG, including four experts selected by the Standards Committee (SC) from Argentina, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands, the steward from Poland and two representatives from the host/organizer.

The purpose of the EWG was to ...

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CPM Bureau meets around the SPG

Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015, 09:14

The CPM Bureau meeting was held in Rome on 12 and 16 October 2015, with the objective of managing and finalizing outcomes of the Informal Strategic Planning Group (SPG) with the main theme “The IPPC toward 2020”. The meeting was chaired by Ms Kyu-Ock Yim (Republic of Korea), The CPM chairperson highlighted that the SPG meeting neds to focus on discussions of strategic nature to set the future priorities of the IPPC. Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, emphasised the theme of "IPPC towards 2020", stressing the relevance of linking the IPPC Secretariat’s work to the relevant UN post-2015 ...

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IPPC Secretariat and Senior CABI officials meet in Rome

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 14:18

An IPPC delegation led by Secretary Jingyuan Xia met with a delegation of senior officials from CAB International led by CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls on Thursday, October 22. During the meeting the two parties drafted a letter of intent with some specific goals for the future which, once reviewed and finalized, should lay the foundation for a future programme of work aimed at enhancing awareness of both organizations and the importance of plant health and protection. Among other things, the two organizations hope to participate in joint Plantwise/IPPC workshops and cooperate on the promotion of an international year of ...

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The IPPC towards 2020 and beyond

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 17:00

The 4th Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held in Rome from 13-15 October 2015, with the main theme “The IPPC toward 2020”. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom (Australia), with presence of 27 participants from 22 contracting parties. Two rapporteurs were selected for the meeting - Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Ivory Coast) and Mr Sam Bishop (United Kingdom). All participants were welcomed and invited to actively participate in the discussions. The SPG chairperson highlighted that the meeting focus on discussions of strategic nature to set the future priorities of the IPPC.

Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, made ...

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CPM Financial Committee - October 2015

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 10:54

CPM Financial Committee (FC) met at the FAO-HQ in Rome on 12 October to discuss finance related topics of the IPPC Secretariat and CPM. The FC Chair Mr. John Greifer (USA) chaired the meeting, with presence of all FC members as well as Mr Jingyuan Xia (Secretary to the IPPC) and Mr Marko Benovic (IPPC Finance Officer). Discussed topics included: the financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat as of 30 September 2015, resource mobilization efforts, the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 initiative, the hosting of CPM outside of Rome, and progress in ISPM 15 symbol registration. A report ...

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The IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region (2015)

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 07:44

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region was held on 29 September – 1 October, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop was organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the IPPC Secretariat, hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and funded by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Project from the European Union (EU). Sixteen participants from 12 contracting parties, representatives from IICA and the IPPC Secretariat, and a member of the Standards Committee attended the workshop.

Mr. Michael James (Barbados) chaired the meeting, with the support ...

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