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The IPPC Holding the Second PCE Facilitators Training in Thailand

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 20:27

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat organized and held the second training for the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators from 8 – 19 August 2016 in Chang Mai, Thailand under the Standards Trade and Development Facility (STDF) project 401: Training of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators.

The STDF project 401 seeks to improve national-level coordination and coherence of p...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia held in Republic of Belarus

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 15:50

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia took place on 5 – 9 September 2016 in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The workshop was organized by the Regional and Sub Regional Office FAO for Europe and Central Asia and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), in collaboration with the Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Republic of Belarus and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organ...

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International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 16:22

An International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impact on Livelihood is going to be organized in Kathmandu on 10-12 January, 2017. Please check http://icbcl17.org/ for more detail. During this Conference, two special symposiums have been scheduled on 1) Biological Invasion, and 2) Tutu absoluta. The conference brochure, and the flyers of special symposiums have been attached with this email. As a member of organizing com...

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Successful Start to the Campaign for an International Year of Plant Health in 2020!

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 13:52

On Tuesday September 27th a well-attended side session at the 25th meeting of the Committee on Agriculture marked the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020. A number of speakers, including FAO Assistant Director General Ren Wang, Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and Eric Robinson, Alternate Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the Rome-based Food and Agricultur...

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Strong Support of FAO and IPPC to Capacity Development for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Xylella fastidiosa in NENA Countries

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 13:13

The workshop on FAO TCP project (TCP/RAB/3601) for developing phytosanitary capacities to prevent the introduction and spread of Xylella fastidiosa was organized from 29 August - 2 September, 2016, in Tunis. The workshop informed the participants on the latest information on the biology of the species, on surveillance, and on diagnostic and management methods. Participants brainstormed on their national needs to efficiently prevent the introduction and spread of the bacterium. The...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa held in Algeria

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 11:43

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held from 5-8 September in Algeria. The workshop was organized by the IPPC in collaboration with the regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO). Over 30 participants attended the workshop, who came from 16 countries of the region, as well as the IPPC, the FAO regional office and NEPPO. This kind of initiative has showcased ...

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Innovation in Plant Biosecurity 2017 - do you want to know more?

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 08:40

Innovation in Plant Biosecurity 2017 will be hosted by Fera at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK

Aimed at researchers, innovators, technologists and policy makers, Plant Biosecurity 2017 provides attendees with a forum for knowledge sharing and networking on the topic of biosecurity. The conference is the culmination of a three year project and is organised against the backdrop of the Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain, as released i...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa held in Ethiopia

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 15:02

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa was held from 14-16 September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was attended by 23 participants from 16 countries, the African Union Commission (AUC), the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council (IAPSC), FAO and the IPPC Secretariat. The meeting was opened by FAO, the IPPC Secretariat and the Director General of the IAPSC, Mr Mezui M’Ella, who welcomed everyone and noted the importance of the work of the IPPC for all IAPSC members. Mr Mamba ...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean held in Barbados

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 14:54

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean was held from 13-15 September 2016 in Christ Church, Barbados. The Workshop was co-organized with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and hosted by the Government of Barbados. Funding for the Workshop was provided by the IPPC Secretariat and the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Project, which is being implemented by IICA. Thirteen participants from 12 contracting ...

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Analysis on the Benefits of Implementing the IPPC for Various Stakeholders

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 18:31

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) meeting on the study Analyzing the benefits of implementing the IPPC took place from 13-15 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States of America. The meeting, chaired by Ms Leanne Stewart (the IRSS consultant of the IPPC Secretariat), was attended by seven selected experts from the fields of plant health, trade, international economics and environmental protection.

This IRSS study seeks to identify the benefits at the national,...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America Held in Panama

Posted on Sat, 24 Sep 2016, 17:29

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America was held from 23-26 August in Panama City, Panama. The Workshop was co-organized and financed by the IICA (Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura), OIRSA (Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria), COSAVE (Comite de Sanidad Vegetal del Cono Sur), and the NPPO of Panama (Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria de Panamá), together with the IPPC. A total of 32 participants from 19 national plant protecti...

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Strengthening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with Japan

Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2016, 14:05

Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and Mr Craig Fedchock, the IPPC Adviser, visited the Japan Ministry for Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) as well as the Yokohama Plant Protection Station on 15 and 16 September 2016. During their visit, Mr Xia and Mr Fedchock had a meeting with Mr Takeharu Imashiro, the Director General for Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of MAFF, and a meeting with Mr. Hitoshi Ono, the Director General of the Yokohama Pant Protection Station, as well as addit...

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New OCS user manual available in English, French and Spanish

Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016, 15:33

All users of the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS), including contact points of National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs), Regional Plant Protection Organisations (RPPOs), and relevant international organisations can now download the updated OCS user manual, available in English, French and Spanish.

The OCS user manual is available at the following page, along with additional training material: ht...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the South-West Pacific Held in Fiji

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016, 12:01

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the South-West Pacific was held in Nadi, Fiji from the 12th to 14th September 2016. The Workshop was jointly organized the IPPC Secretariat, PPPO and FAO sub-regional offices, and financed supported by the Australian AID. The Workshop was attended by over 40 participants from 13 PPPO members as well as its metropolitan parties, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Ken Cokanasiga, the SPC LRD Deputy Director for Agribusiness and Trade, and Dr Jingyuan Xia, the ...

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