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Launch of the 2016 IPPC General Survey

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016, 14:47

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) has launched the second IPPC General Survey, which runs from 9 September to 11 November 2016.

The IPPC General Survey is designed to capture information on contracting parties overall implementation of the obligations and responsibilities as described in the Convention and the implementation of international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) and the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) recommendations.

The second IPPC General Survey will provide information on the state of contracting parties’ implementation in comparison to the first IPPC General Survey conducted in 2012. The contributions you make to this survey allow the ...

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IRSS Biosecurity study posted!

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016, 14:45

The Implementation and Support System (IRSS) of the IPPC has completed a desk study of the review and evaluation of biosecurity approaches internationally, by specific countries and applied by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The study looks at different definitions, principles and the main drivers of biosecurity. Case studies present an insight to challenges and successes of application at the national level. The study concludes with a series of questions to consider and recommendations are offered as a platform for the IPPC and FAO to determine the best approach to biosecurity in the future.

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The IPPC Workshop on National Reporting Obligations for Asia held in China

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016, 10:23

The IPPC Workshop on National Reporting Obligations (NOR) for Asia took place 5-9 September 2016 in Beijing, China. The workshop was jointly organized and supported by the IPPC and the APPPC. The Meeting was attended by 25 participants from 16 countries of the Asian region, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet-Nam. Mr. David Nowell and Ms. Dorota Buzon from the IPPC Secretariat as well as Mr Yongfan Piao and Mr Yusof Othman from the APPPC ...

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Deepening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with New Zealand

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 09:17

Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary visited the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for the first time on 9 September 2016. During his visit, Mr Xia had a meeting with Mr Martyn Dunne, the Director-General of MPI along with MPI staff members Mr Chris Carson, Director of International Policy, Mr John Hedley, Principal Adviser of International Policy, and Mr Stephen Butcher, Manager Import and Exports (Plants).

Mr Xia took the opportunity when talking to Mr Dunne to express his thanks to New Zealand government for its support to the IPPC work programme over many years. He noted the ...

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Phytosanitary treatments on fruit fly can now move forward

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 19:12

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)) just ended their annual meeting in Tokyo today (2 September 2016) where they reviewed scientific data from a recent study carried out by the Joint Food and Agriculture and International Atomic Energy Agency Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This study was carried out under the technical supervision of Mr Guy Hallman and was undertaken to understand if populations of fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) from different geographical regions of the world responded differently to phytosanitary cold treatments. Experts from some countries had concerns that cold treatment schedules developed in various geographical ...

Tags: fruit flyCeratitis capitataTPPTphytosanitary cold treatmentsphytosanitary trreatments
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Enhancing Global Food Security through Strengthening Plant Health

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 11:16

The year of 2016 is a milestone for the IPPC to start the implementation of the IPPC annual theme towards 2020, which means all IPPC activities for each year, starting from this year, should be related to a specified IPPC theme. The IPPC theme for 2016 is “Plant Health and Food Security”. Recently, Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, delivered a video message for 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops, focusing on Enhancing Global Food Security through Strengthening of Plant Health.

In his speech, Mr. Xia briefed the definitions of plant health and food security. From both definitions, he stated that there ...

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