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Theme of 2015 Mid-year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat: Strategic Planning on IPPC and Renewing of its Secretariat

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 10:55

The 2015 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 28 July at the HQ-FAO in Rome. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, with participation of all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders, Brent Larson, David Nowell and Orlando Sosa, made presentations of their work in the respected teams, and Craig Fedchock, the IPPC Coordinator, delivered a report on the important Secretariat issues. All staff in the Meeting actively shared their review and put forward valuable suggestions on the Theme of the Meeting. At the end, The Secretary made concluding remarks, highlighting three important points as ...

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Call for Phytosanitary Technical Resources

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 15:04

Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:

  • Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.

  • Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...

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The IPPC, climate change and food security

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015, 15:17

14 July 2015. The IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, delivered the keynote speech at the Milan Expo conference on “Climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources”, organized by the European Commission in the framework of the Milan Expo.

Mr Fedchock focused on the impacts and inter-relations of plant health, climate change and food security. The IPPC Coordinator noted that pests are nowadays unfortunately in the news due to the challenges posed to plant health, while more attention should be given to international regulations and good practices to address these challenges. Mr Fedchock noted how ...

Tags: food securityenvironmental protectiontrade facilitationcapacity developmentIYPHClimate changephytosanitary risk
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TP updates (May 2014 to May 2015) posted!

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2015, 12:46

Following recommendation from the Standards Committee (May 2015), and in the ever searching effort for increased transparency, the IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that the major accomplishments from May 2014 to May 2015 of the five SC oversighted technical panels have been posted publicly. On the public sites of the technical panels, the IPPC community now has access to summarized information and presentations of the work carried out by the panels.

Please see the following page where the information and presentations can be consulted and downloaded:

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/

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Siguiendo la recomendación del Comité ...

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The CPM Bureau and Financial Committee Meeting reports from June 2015 are now posted

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2015, 10:58

The reports of the CPM Bureau and the Financial Committee Meeting from June 2015 have been posted and are available at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/bureau/ and at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/bureau/ippc-financial-committee-fc/. For any query or comment regarding the reports please contact craig.fedchock@fao.org.

-- Los informes de la Mesa de la CMF y del Comité Financiero de la CMF de junio 2015 se han publicado y están disponibles en https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/bureau/ y en https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/bureau/ippc-financial-committee-fc/ . Para cualquier ...

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The FAO Director-General: the use of public standards to ensure phytosanitary protection and food security

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 16:40

1 July 2015, Geneva - Global trade can play an important role in improving food security and nutrition and in fighting poverty and hunger while the use of science-based public standards is essential to ensure plant health and food safety, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told participants in the World Trade Organization's 5th Global Review of Aid For Trade.

While plant, animal and food safety is particularly important in trade to instill confidence in consumers and in importing countries with regards to traded products, food safety incidents, or plant and animal disease outbreaks can have negative impacts on ...

Tags: plant healthCodexSPSSPS Agreementplant health standardsstandardsphytosanitary measuressafe tradetrade
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Notification period on draft Diagnostic Protocols opened today!

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 12:06

The Notification period for the following draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) has started today.

  1. Ditylenchus destructor and Ditylenchus dipsaci (2004-017)
  2. Phytoplasmas (2004-018)
  3. Genus Anastrepha (2004-015)

Contracting parties have 45 days starting from 1 July to 15 August 2015 to review the approved DP and submit a formal objection, if any. The formal objection should be a technically supported objection to the adoption of the approved diagnostic protocol in its current form, sent through the official IPPC contact point.

For more information, please visit the following page: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/draft-ispms/notification-period-dps/

Formal objections for approved DPs must ...

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Member consultation on draft ISPMs opened today!

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 10:05

The 2015 member consultation on draft ISPMs has opened today, 1 July, and it will last 150 days, closing on 30 November 2015.

The following draft ISPMs were submitted for member consultation by the Standards Committe in May 2015:

• Draft Appendix to ISPM 20 Arrangements for verification of compliance of consignments by the importing country in the exporting country (2005-003)

• Draft revisions to ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade) - Annex 1 and 2 for inclusion of the phytosanitary treatment Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation of wood packaging material (2006-010A) and the revision of the dielectric heating section in ...

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