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IPPC member states endorse reinforced measures at EU level to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa, which affects olives, grapevines and citruses. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4887_en.htm
APPPC System Approach workshop was held in Bangkok from 30 November to 4 December 2015. It opened with a detailed study of the building of systems approaches. Report from APPPC Systems Approach Workshop is now available. http://www.apppc.org/content/report-apppc-systems-approach-workshop-now-available-0
Effort of PPD-Nepal on pest management for citrus and others eco-friendly pest management practices. http://www.apppc.org/content/effort-ppd-nepal-pest-management-citrus-and-others-eco-friendly-pest-management-practices
Twenty-ninth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant protection Commission (APPPC) in Bali Island, Indonesia, from 7 to 11 September 2015. http://www.apppc.org/content/twenty-ninth-session-asia-and-pacific-plant-protection-commission-apppc-has-been-opened-bali
Thailand receives FAO Edouard Saouma Award for its international recognition in containing spread of Cassava Pink Mealybug in Greater Mekong Subregion. http://www.apppc.org/content/thailand-receives-fao-edouard-saouma-award-its-international-recognition-containing-spread
The Pest Detection program of United States Department of Agriculture plays a role to prevent introductions of harmful plant pests and diseases by detecting them as soon as possible. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/pest-detection
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding the Phytophthora ramorum, which causes sudden oak death, ramorum leaf blight, or ramorum dieback, quarantine area in Curry County, Oregon. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=646
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding its pine shoot beetle regulated area to include Scotland County in Missouri and all of Maryland. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=645
Newly released! First edition of the tri-monthly newsletter -“The ePAN” – ePhyto APPPC News from the working group. http://www.apppc.org/content/newly-released-first-edition-our-tri-monthly-newsletter-%E2%80%9C-epan%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%93-ephyto-apppc-news-working
The IPPC Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU), as part of the IPPC Secretariat, participated in the IPPC Secretariat Annual Meeting that took place on 22 January 2016.
Mr. Orlando Sosa, IPPC Implementation Officer, presented the activities of the IFU over the past year. The most notable activities reported included, among others:
The IPPC Integration and Support Team (IST), as part of the IPPC Secretariat, participated in the IPPC Secretariat Annual Meeting that took place on 22 January 2016.
Mr. David Nowell, Information Officer, presented the IST activities over the past year. The most notable activities reported within the following areas included:
Photos: Evolution of symptoms of pine (Pinus pinaster) infested by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, from healthy tree to dead. (Photo courtesy T. Schröder, Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany.)
Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!
The IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that on 30 January 2016 three more diagnostic protocols (DPs) have been adopted by the Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the CPM (Commission on Phytosanitary Measures):
These DPs have now been added to the suite of adopted diagnostic protocols, Annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests ...
A Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) for the Arab Region took place from 25-29 January 2016 in Kuwait. Members from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia and UAE participated in this training touching upon all aspects of the implementation of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) agreement. IPPC Coordinator Craig Fedchock was part of the mission team composed of WTO staff and trainers from the two other international standard setting organizations recognized in the agreement, Codex and OIE.
After initial lectures and discussions the participants ...
The IPPC Standard Setting Unit (SSU) participated in the recent IPPC 2016 Annual Meeting, taking place at FAO Headquarters on 22 January 2016. The meeting was an occasion to reflect on the 2015 accomplishments and to present strategies and activities for 2016.
Mr. Brent Larson, Senior Standards Officer, presented highlights of the activities of the SSU activities over the past year. The highlights included, among others: