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EU to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2016, 15:25

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

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APPPC Systems Approach Workshop

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2016, 15:26

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

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Effort of PPD-Nepal on pest management for citrus and others eco-friendly pest management practices

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2016, 15:31

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

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Twenty-ninth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant protection Commission (APPPC) in Bali Island, Indonesia

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2016, 15:30

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

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Thailand receives FAO Edouard Saouma Award for its international recognition in containing spread of Cassava Pink Mealybug

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2016, 15:28

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

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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.

Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2016, 15:41

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

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The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding the Phytophthora ramorum quarantine area in Curry County, Oregon

Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2016, 15:37

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

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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

Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2016, 15:35

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

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First edition of the tri-monthly newsletter -“The ePAN”

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2016, 15:34

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

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Achievements in Implementation Facilitation in 2015

Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2016, 09:01

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:

  1. 5 Projects or its components valued at USD 3 million were managed by the Unit: IRSS, STDF350 and STDF 401, Strengthening Phytosanitary Capacity in selected Middle East and North Africa Countries and Africa Solidarity Trust fund – Strengthening SPS capacities in Southern Africa.)
  2. 26 technical resources were produced (manuals, guides, videos ...

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Achievements in Integration and Support in 2015

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2016, 09:03

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:

  1. National Reporting Obligations (NROs): NROs UPDATE - 12 monthly newsletters for over 400 recipients, 1 training before the CPM and during the regional workshops, work on the development of quality control programme, a NRO reminders system, and further development of pest reporting through RPPOs (EPPO and PPPO);
  2. Dispute avoidance and settlement ...

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Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!

Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 17:37

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):

  • DP 10 (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) (2004-016)
  • DP 11 (Xiphinema americanum sensu lato) (2004-015)
  • DP 12 (Phytoplasmas) (2004-018)

These DPs have now been added to the suite of adopted diagnostic protocols, Annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests ...

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Kuwait - WTO Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 09:17

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 ...

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Achievements in Standard Setting in 2015

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016, 15:50

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:

  1. Nine adopted standards (including annexes, Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) and Phytosanitary Treatments (PTs));
  2. 100 topics for standards worked on;
  3. Three consultations that generated 3646 comments from 48 contracting parties;
  4. 19 meetings with 273 participants prepared ...

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