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The meeting on Technical Operation of the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) held in Ghana

Posted on Fri, 28 Oct 2016, 22:05

The meeting on Technical Operation of the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) was held from 24-28 October 2016 at Pokuase, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. The meeting was facilitated by Mr Shane Sela, the IPPC ePhyo Project Manager, and supported ...

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Australia: TR4-infested farm settlement to proceed

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 08:35

The settlement of the Queensland farm that tested positive for Panama Disease Tropical race 4 (TR4) will now proceed, following the confirmation that a suspect plant from a nearby property does not contain the disease. The planned buyout of the ...

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Alien fungus blights Hawaii's native trees

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 08:20

An ecological disaster is unfolding on Hawaii's largest island. Rapid 'Ôhi'a Death, caused by an imported fungus, is causing Hawaii's iconic native 'ôhi'a tree to perish in droves. Some 20,000 hectares are now affected, according ...

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Emerald Ash Borer May Become a Problem for Olive Growers

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 08:08

Professor Don Cipollini has found that the invasive green beetle can feed and successfully develop into adulthood on stems of the Manzanilla olive tree, a Spanish variety that yields green table olives and is grown widely around the world.

Made ...

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“Stop those pests!” – Great Success for CFS-43 Side Event

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 09:51

“Stop those pests!” - The side event was co-organized by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia with a manifold success. The side event was held during the 43rd ...

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TPDP report posted!

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 16:42

The report for the Technical Panel for Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) face to face meeting in Jamaica 2016 has now been posted: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/82977/

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Expert consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols open!

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 16:34

The 2016-10 Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on the IPP is now open for:

Bactrocera dorsalis complex (2006-026)

Xylella fastidiosa (2004-024)

The closing date is 1st December 2016.

If you are interested in commenting, please access the expert consultation ...

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Strong support of the IPPC for strengthening NPPO and developing phytosanitary legislation in the Republic of South Sudan

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 10:28

The Republic of South Sudan has an immense potential for sustainable agricultural development, with abundant rainfall, diverse soil and climatic conditions which provide multiple options to grow different crops. Although a very small area of the South Soudan territory is ...

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New IPPC Procedure Manual for standard setting posted!

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 13:38

The 2016-2017 version of the IPPC Procedure manual for standard setting has been posted today and is available at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/ippc-standard-setting-procedure-manual/

This new version includes numerous significant changes in accordance with the CPM-11 (2016) adoption ...

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The Contribution of the IPPC to Achieving UN SDGs for 2030 Agenda

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 10:07

The 5th CPM Strategic Planning Group (SPG) Meeting was held from 4-6 October 2016 in Rome, Italy, with the theme “IPPC Contribution to Achieving UN SDGs for 2030 Agenda”. The meeting was chaired by Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, the ...

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The CPM Bureau Meeting Held around the Annual IPPC Strategic Planning Group (SPG) Meeting in Rome

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 10:43

The CPM Bureau held a successful meeting spread over 4 and 7 October 2016 around the annual IPPC Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting, in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom, the Bureau Chair from Australia, and ...

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The IPPC continues to strengthen stakeholders’ engagement in setting International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 08:32

The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that the number of countries commenting has almost doubled from 2011 (see graph above).This July, the IPPC Secretariat opened consultation periods through the new Online Comment System (OCS) for the highest number ...

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The 5th CPM Strategic Planning Group (SPG) Meeting Held in Rome

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016, 15:40

The 5th CPM Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held in Rome from 4-6 October 2016, with the theme “IPPC Contribution to Achieving UN SDGs for 2030 Agenda”. The meeting was chaired by Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (Mexico), the ...

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Launch of the new IRSS Helpdesk

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016, 11:05

The IRSS Helpdesk, located in the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP), has been active since 2011 to support contracting parties’ implementation of the IPPC and its ISPMs. The Helpdesk is an online platform that includes three main features:

  • Question and Answer ...

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