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Achievements of the IPPC Secretariat's Task Force for Resource Mobilization

Posted on Thu, 24 Mar 2016, 13:48

The first task force established in 2015 for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat was the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM). Members of the task for are Leanne Stewart, Céline Germain, Orlando Sosa, Marko Benovic and Craig Fedchock ...

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Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

Posted on Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 11:13

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to the largest-ever survey of the species. The trees are being killed off by the fungal disease ash-dieback along with an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer ...

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Devastating disease affecting Hawaiian forest trees

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 15:08

Metrosideros polymorpha is the dominant tree, and foundation, of native Hawaiian forests. Sadly, over the past 2-3 years, a new fungal disease (a Ceratocystis species) has spread rapidly across the Island of Hawai''i, where it has killed trees over ...

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Box tree caterpillar tops Royal Horticultural Society pests list

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016, 15:20

See more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35840137

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Achievements of the IPPC Secretariat's Task Force for Communication and Advocacy in 2015

Posted on Mon, 14 Mar 2016, 08:47

The Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA) was established in September 2015 to strengthen the communication and advocacy of the IPPC Secretariat, both internally and externally, to achieve the cohesion, harmonization, integration and coordination in this area. TFCA s ...

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WTO Members look at way forward in agriculture talks

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 15:21

WTO members considered the way forward in agriculture talks at the first informal meeting of agriculture negotiations after the WTO Nairobi Ministerial Conference on 8 March.

Members identified a broad set of issues for their continuing negotiations and stressed the ...

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Promoting the Cooperation between the IPPC and the WCO

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 07:25

The Bilateral Meeting on Promoting the Cooperation between the IPPC and the World Customs Organization (WCO) was held 4 March 2016 at WCO-HQ in Brussels, Belgium. The IPPC delegate was composed of Mr Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary) and Mr ...

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Strengthening the Cooperation between the IPPC and the EU

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 07:22

The Bilateral Meeting on Strengthening the Cooperation between the IPPC and the European Union (EU) was held 1 March 2016 at EU-HQ in Brussels, Belgium. The IPPC delegation, led by Mr Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), was composed of Mr ...

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Finland officially requests FAO resolution for IYPH 2020

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 17:42

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen officially requested that the proposal to have the year 2020 declared as the International Year of Plant Health is placed on the agenda of relevant FAO bodies with a ...

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Azerbaijan is on the way to strengthen its Phytosanitary Capacity

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 08:35

Baku, Azerbaijan, 9 -12 April 2016

The project Strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan (MTF/AZE/007/STF) was officially launched with the inception activities on 9 -12 April 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan. The project aims to improve inspection ...

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