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Works on Harmonization of International Phytosanitary Terminology

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015, 14:05

The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meeting was held 7 - 10 December 2015 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was opened by the IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, and was chaired by Mr John Hedley (New Zealand). All eight TPG members participated, including the TPG Steward, Ms Laurence Bouhot-Delduc (France), hereby representing the six official FAO languages. The TPG works on harmonization of international phytosanitary terminology, and revises the Glossary of phytosanitary terms (ISPM 5). It has an essential role in ensuring a holistic and horizontal review of consistency in the use of terms in all draft ISPMs.

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Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division (AGE)

Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015, 15:35

With the kind invitation by Mr Aldo Malavasi, the Deputy Director General (DDG) of the International Atomic and Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, paid a visit to the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (AGE) in Vienna, Austria, 14-15 December 2015. The main objective of this visit was to further strengthen cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the AGE. During the visit, Dr Xia observed and studied the Joint FAO/IAEA Division’s Laboratories at Seibersdorf, including the Insect Pest Control, the Food and Environmental Protection, and the Plant Breeding and ...

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New IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) software purchased!

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2015, 15:04

The IPPC Secretariat is happy to announce that FAO has purchased a software for a new Online Comment System (OCS) from PleaseTech following a thorough procurement process. The system, called PleaseReview, will enable IPPC members to share and submit comments on draft standards with the click of a button, and the IPPC Secretariat to manage consultation processes by automating notifications, compiling comments in an easy and efficient manner, and providing data for analysis.

Until 2014, the OCS has proven adequate in meeting user needs, as it provided a simple, efficient and user-friendly online platform, greatly facilitating the work of contact ...

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Planning Capacity Development for 2016

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015, 08:34

The 7th meeting of Capacity Development Committee (CDC) was held from 30 November to 2 December 2015 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was attended by all CDC members, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau representatives and the observers from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The meeting was chaired by Ms. Sally Jennings (New Zealand) and Mr Sam Bishop (United Kingdom) was elected as rapporteur. The meeting was officially opened by the IPPC Secretary who highlighted the immediate focus on the IPPC towards 2020 and the imminent restructuring of ...

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The First IPPC/CIHEAM Training Course on “Developing Phytosanitary Capacities”

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015, 09:58

The 1st IPPC/CIHEAM Training Course on “Developing Phytosanitary Capacities” was held 23-27 November 2015 at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAM Bari), Italy. Fifteen students from the Mediterranean region participated in the Master 1 course on Integrated Pest Management from the Mediterranean region as the course was open to NPPOs from the Mediterranean region. The IPPC Secretariat delivered a series of courses on the recent resources developed by the IPPC Capacity Development team which were manuals on: Establishing a NPPO, Operation of a NPPO, Managing relationships with stakeholders, etc.

In addition, general presentations on the IPPC, the ISPMs ...

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The CPM Bureau Teleconference in December 2015

Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 15:09

The CPM Bureau Teleconference was held on 1st December 2015, and was chaired by Ms Kyu-Ock Yim (Republic of Korea). The main activities of the meeting included: discussion of the agenda of CPM-11 to be held 4-8 April 2016 in Rome, and approval of the 2016 Annual Work Plan and Budget of the IPPC Secretariat. Arrangements for all associated activities around the CPM-11 were set up, such as the IPPC theme for 2016, the topics and speakers for the special sessions, the full programme of side-events, as well as the International Year of Plant Health in 2020. The documents for ...

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