Viewing items from March, 2017
Photo: Copyright IPPC 2017, Brunel, Sarah – Madagscar Field visit with participating stakeholders at quarantine facilities
Trained under the STDF401 Project, and funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF), Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitator Alphonsine Louhouari, facilitated the first of three Phytosanitary Capacity Assessment Workshops for Madagascar.
The workshop was held from the 31st of January until the 3rd of February 2017 and attended by 15 active participants, suggesting positive outcomes for the remainder of the project. "Improved phytosanitary protection is the guarantee of better resilience to climate change," said Patrice Talla Takoukam, the FAO Representative in Madagascar. Sarah Brunel ...
The agenda for the second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee, to be held in Incheon (Republic of Korea), has been posted in the work area and on the IPP calendar at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/602/
The NRO Programme of the IPPC was initiated by the IPPC Secretariat in mid-2014 with numerous activities involving contracting parties (CPs) for improving an area left neglected for some time. As a result, the year 2015 and 2016 were two record years in a row with the highest total numbers of reports made available by CPs on the IPP (Fig. 1). This level has not been seen since 2005.
In case of Pest reports (the category with the most stable improvement tendency each year), as noted above, 2015 and 2016 were two record years with inputs of 92 and 98 ...
Prof. Dr Jens-Georg Unger
The international plant health community mourns the passing of Prof. Dr Jens-Georg Unger, Director of the Institute for National and International Plant Health at the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (Julius Kühn-Institut) in Germany. “Jens” as he was generally known to friends and colleagues alike died suddenly and unexpected on the 28th of February 2017 in his home near Braunschweig, Germany.
Jens, an alumnus of the University of Göttingen, where he also obtained his Dr agr. sc. in 1989, started his plant health career at the Federal Biological Research Institute (BBA) for Agriculture and ...
The public agenda for the Standards Committee (SC) meeting, to be held from 08 to 12 May 2017 in Rome, has been posted on the IPP Calendar: https://www.ippc.int/en/year/calendar/.
Draft ISPMs that will be discussed at the SC meeting are available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/sc-draft-ispms-for-cps-rppos/ in the restricted area of the IPP (you need to login to access).