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Close Cooperation of IPPC with Samoa for advancing a pilot of ePhyto

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 14:28

Front row: Viiga S. Filemu, Peter Neimanis, Chinthaka Karunaratne, Pelenato Fonoti, Talei F. Moors, Sarai Tevita

Back row: Ferila Samuelu, Jacqualine Adams, Fiapaipai To''o, Letoa Pine, Shane Sela, Toleafoa Daryl Elisaia, Anoano S Vaai, Vaeve''a Vesi Ioane, Olive ...

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SC November agenda posted!

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016, 14:01

The next Standards Committee (SC) 2016 November meeting will be held on 14-18 November 2016 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The public agenda can be viewed at

The provisional agenda has ...

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Invasion curve animation - Biosecurity Council of WA

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016, 10:19

This Invasion curve animation will be useful to some for both teaching and awareness raising.

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The IPPC/APPPC Regional Workshop for Asia held in the Republic of Korea

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 17:26

The IPPC/APPPC Regional Workshop for Asia on the review of draft ISPMs was held from 25-29 July 2016, at Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. The workshop was organized by Regional Plant Protection Organization for Asia Pacific (APPPC) and the ...

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Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:26

Invasive alien species (IAS) threaten human livelihoods and biodiversity globally. Increasing globalization facilitates IAS arrival, and environmental changes, including climate change, facilitate IAS establishment. Here we provide the first global, spatial analysis of the terrestrial threat from IAS in light ...

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Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of ...

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Scientists gear up to battle invasive species

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 08:34

A research programme to tackle invasive species that kill plants and sicken animals is getting under way at the United Kingdom s Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI). The programme, worth US$50 million, aims to find scientific solution ...

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Assessing and Managing the Current and Future Pest Risk from Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes an Invasive Aquatic Plant Threatening the Environment and Water Security

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 15:11

Understanding and managing the biological invasion threats posed by aquatic plants under current and future climates is a growing challenge for biosecurity and land management agencies worldwide. Eichhornia crassipes is one of the world s worst aquatic weeds. Presently, it ...

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Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 15:07

Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests. The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change. They show ...

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A floating threat: sea containers spread pests and diseases

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 11:50

FAO has recently published a news article on its homepage on the issue of sea containers, being dealt by the IPPC.

Invasive species arrive in new habitats through various channels, but shipping, is the main one.

And shipping today means ...

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Biosecurity - it's everyone's business. New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries is asking kiwis to join the conversation

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 09:09

The Ministry for Primary Industries will be holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September, to give New Zealanders the opportunity to contribute to a national conversation about managing biosecurity risks to New Zealand.

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A successful Australian National Xylella Preparedness Workshop

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016, 16:40

Plant Health Australia coordinated a National Xylella Preparedness Workshop held in Melbourne on 1 June 2016, funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

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Invasive species could cause billions of dollars in damage to the world s agriculture

Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016, 14:25

Invasive species, or non-native species that spread aggressively, can wreak havoc on ecosystem and economies all over the world. These species arrive as stowaways on boats, planes, pets, and in wooden crates.

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Five more IPPC Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016, 11:29

The IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that on 15 August 2016 five more diagnostic protocols (DPs) were adopted by the Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM):

  • DP 13 Erwinia amylovora (2004-009)
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