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Strong Support from the IPPC for promoting the phytosanitary control services in the Central Asia

Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 10:03

The Central Asia is an important agricultural region, where crops such as cereals, cotton, fruits, grapes and vegetables are grown and produced on a large scale. Agricultural production, processing, and related services remain an important source of income in many Central Asia countries (approaching 20-25% of GDP in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan). However, the same agricultural products usually suffer the negative incidence of a number of pests, including highly dangerous quarantine pests, causing significant economic damage.

Phytosanitary control services in the region have carried out work to prevent the introduction and further spread of these organisms within the boundaries of ...

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The 1st Training Workshop on the PCE Facilitators Successfully Organized in Ronciglione, Italy

Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016, 17:08

Held in Ronciglione, Italy, from June 27th – July 9th, the 1st training workshop on the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitators brought together nine carefully selected phytosanitary experts from the MENA and the Eastern Europe regions and 13 staff of the FAO legal division and the IPPC. Workshop participants were trained to broaden and enhance their expertise in facilitating the application of the PCE tool.

Improving national-level coordination and coherence of plant protection programmes requires improved needs assessment and action planning. In an effort to improve existing or planned phytosanitary capacity systems the IPPC with the financial support of the STDF ...

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Updated "General presentation to IYPH" is available

Posted on Thu, 14 Jul 2016, 11:40

The updated "General presentation to IYPH" was prepared by Finland and made available on the YIPH page in the Toolbox:

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Enhancing Georgia’s plant protection system through the use of the PCE

Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 19:16

The IPPC Secretariat together with the FAO has launched a Technical Cooperation Programme Facility (TCPF) project to conduct a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) of the phytosanitary system of Georgia at the request of the National Food Agency (NFA) of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.

Enhancing Georgia’s food safety, veterinary and plant protection system is a strategic objective of the Georgian government. The National Food Agency is the key institution for plant protection in Georgia and holds the authority to supervise, monitor and control the safety and quality of food/feed, as well as sanitary-hygienic, veterinary, plant protection and ...

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Release of New IPP Homepage: A new image of the IPPC towards 2020

Posted on Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 12:44

Today is a historic day for the IPPC community as a new IPP homepage is released on 12 July 2016 by the IPPC Secretariat. This is also a milestone for the IPPC community to move towards 2020. The new IPP homepage possesses five important characters: a) more comprehensive; b) more concise; c) more efficient; d) more attractive; and e) more user friendly.

Although, the new IPP homepage is significantly different from the last one, there should be a degree of familiarity as there are direct links to all key information and work areas of the IPPC. The underlying structure and ...

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Supporting Food Security in the Middle East, North and Horn of Africa

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016, 16:50

With the support of the IPPC Secretariat and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, NPPO staff in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and Horn of Africa regions are working towards strengthening their food security and biosafety status and adding continued momentum towards the IPPCs theme for 2016 - Plant Health and Food Security.

The geographical positioning of the MENA and Horn of Africa region makes it particularly vulnerable to south to north migratory movements of pathogens and pests of plants. Protracted instability in the region has only exacerbated the vulnerability of these countries ...

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Government of Japan’s support strengthens activities of the IPPC Secretariat programme on Capacity Development

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016, 16:46

The government of Japan’s provision of funds to the IPPC has enhanced its capability for targeted support for improving the phytosanitary capacity of developing countries.

In 2012, the IPPC welcomed a significant extra-budgetary and technical contribution from the Government of Japan towards improving the phytosanitary capacity of developing countries (with particular focus on Asian countries). This activity concluded in 2016 and the IPPC Secretariat Capacity Development programme benefited from the technical support of a Japanese plant quarantine technical officer who assisted in various aspects of the coordination and planning of several capacity development projects and activities. The in-kind professional ...

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Compiled comments from consultation on draft DPs now posted

Posted on Fri, 01 Jul 2016, 15:29

Dear Sir / Madam,

Compiled comments for the consultation on draft Diagnostic Protocols have been posted on the IPP:

Please check the above documents to make sure that comments correctly reflect those entered into the OCS by your contact point.

Best regards,

The IPPC Secretariat

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