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New documents of the Eurasian Economic Union in plant quarantine will come into effect

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 16:58

New documents of the Eurasian Economic Union in plant quarantine will come into effect from 1 July 2017:

  1. the Single quarantine phytosanitary requirements for regulated products and quarantine objects on the customs border and in the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union;
  2. the Uniform list of quarantine objects of the Eurasian Economic Union;

  3. Common rules and standards for ensuring quarantine regime of plants within the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Moving towards development of an IPPC Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 11:20

Leanne Stewart, IPPC IRSS manager, met with Cecile Kusters of the Centre for Development and Innovation from 19 – 20 June 2017 at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The purpose of this meeting was to finalize the draft Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Matrix and indicator categories, as well as the Theory of Change (TOC) schematic.

Meeting participants reviewed the draft matrix and updated it to include additional targets, key evaluation questions, additional indicators and methods of data collection. The ToC schematics and narrative were also reviewed and updated.

The next step for development of the IPPC M&E framework will ...

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TPPT continues ground-breaking work to protect the world’s plant resources

Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017, 14:33

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) just ended their annual meeting in Vienna, Austria (17 – 21 July 2017). The meeting was hosted by the Joint FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and chaired by Mr Matthew Smith (Australia). The ten world experts on phytosanitary treatments (PTs) were joined by two Standards committee members: Mr David Opatowski (Israel), who is also steward of the panel, and Ms Marina Zlotina (USA), who is the Steward for the draft ISPM on Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as a phytosanitary measure (2014-006 ...

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The ISS-STDF Workshop on Implementation of the ISPM 15 held in Nairobi, Kenya

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017, 14:14

The ISS-STDF Workshop on Implementation of the ISPM 15 was held from 19-23 July 2017 at the headquarters of Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the Workshop was to review the results of the study entitled “Implementation of the International Standard on Phytosanitary Measures 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade) : An empirical analysis of how the regulation affects the economy of a group of countries in Africa”. Four African countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique, participated in a study carried out by Dr Luca Tasciotti, School of Oriental and African Studies, and ...

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IPPC Supports the 2nd Phase of PCE Application by Somalia and Kenya

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 09:32

IPPC 2016 - Aziz Ozkan. Plant pest Bactrocera oleae

Orlando Sosa, Senior Implementation Officer and Chiluba Mwape, Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitator facilitated the second PCE workshop for Kenya and Somalia. The workshop was held in Nairobi Kenya, from 6-10 June, 2017. Chiluba Mwape was responsible for conducting Kenya’s follow-up to Kenya’s first PCE application. Orlando Sosa, with the support of the PCE Facilitator Chiluba Mwape, was responsible for training of the participants from Somaliland and Puntland on the methods of problem analysis, SWOT Analysis and the Logical Framework Approach.

The PCE Facilitator reviewed the progress of the application ...

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The IPPC Secretariat Brainstorming on Teamwork and Team Spirit

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 09:25

Teamwork is the yearly theme for the IPPC Secretariat in 2017. To emphasize this, on 14 July 2017, a brainstorming session on teamwork and team spirit was organized during the 2017 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat. The brainstorming session was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, moderated by four keynote presenters, Ms Sarah Brunel, Ms Céline Germain, Ms Alejandra Jimenez Tabares, Mr Piotr Wlodarczyk, and attended by all IPPC Secretariat’s staff.

The brainstorming was started by a presentation “Teamwork and Team Spirit” developed and delivered by the four keynote presenters. It recalled the main principles of ...

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The Mid-Year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017 held at FAO Headquarters in Rome

Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 12:30

The 2017 Mid-Year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 14 July 2017 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The objectives of the meeting were presenting the achievements of the first semester and plans for the second semester of 2017, while also conducting a team work exercise.

The meeting was chaired by Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders Brent Larson (SSU lead), Orlando Sosa (IFU lead) and Dorota Buzon (IST officer in charge), made briefings for the respective teams, while Marko Benovic and Mirko Montuori presented on behalf of the Task Force ...

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Technical resources out now on the IPPC Phytosanitary Resources page!

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 15:48

G.N. Alit Susanta Wirya 2014 - Glenea chlorospila known as the stem borer pest.

Reviewed and approved by the Capacity Development Committee (CDC), the IPPC has now published the following phytosanitary technical resources on the phytosanitary page. The IPPC and the CDC thank the USDA/APHIS for these valuable contributions.

AntWeb

AntWeb focuses on specimen level data and images linked to specimens. In addition, contributors can submit natural history information and field images that are linked directly to taxonomic names. Distribution maps and field guides are generated automatically. All data in AntWeb are downloadable by users. AntWeb also provides specimen-level ...

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IPPC Financial Committee Report posted

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 16:31

The report of the latest Financial Committee Report held in June in Washington DC was posted and is available here.

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International Year of Plant Health goes to New York

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:11

The 40th Session of the FAO Conference, the governing body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has approved on 5 July 2017 a resolution with the aim to declare the year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020). The proposal for the IYPH 2020, which was initiated by Finland in 2015, received considerable support by numerous delegations.

The main objective of the IYPH will be to raise awareness of the importance and impacts of plant health in addressing issues of global importance, including hunger, poverty, food security, and threats to the environment and ...

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Stamping out anti-biosecurity practices in the ACT

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 10:51

Media release from Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources:

Potentially harmful exotic ants have been seized from a Canberra home, as part of an investigation into their attempted sale on Gumtree.

Head of Biosecurity Operations, Nico Padovan, said an estimated seven exotic ant species—including reproductive colonies—were seized as part of the investigation, with further identification required.

“While they may seem small and harmless, exotic ants can pose a huge risk to our environment and way of life, and represent a significant biosecurity risk to Australia,” Mr Padovan said.

“They are predators and foragers, with single queens ...

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A Successful Reception for Promotion of an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 16:55

Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary; Mr Andrew Doyle, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Ireland; Ms Aulikki Hulmi, Director of International Relations at Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; Mr Ralf Lopian, IPPC Contact Point for Finland.

On 4 July 2017, the Government of Finland and the IPPC Secretariat jointly organized a successful reception for promotion of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 at the margins of the 40th Session of the FAO Conference in Rome. Over 80 participants gathered at the reception, including government officials and representatives, FAO management and staff.

The reception was ...

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IPPC Training Course “Building Phytosanitary Capacities” successfully conducted at the CIHEAM Bari

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 15:21

IPPC 2017 - Training course participants visit Apulian outbreak area of Xylella fastidiosa

Hosted by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAM Bari) and facilitated by Ms. Sarah Brunel, IPPC Capacity Development Officer, the two- week training course was delivered from 29 May to 9 June, 2017. Participants included 15 Master students of the CIHEAM Integrated Pest Management Master. One NPPO representative also participated in the training.

The training curriculum presented an overview of the IPPC, its standards, and the activities and role of an NPPO. The training delved into technical areas including plant quarantine, pest risk analyses, surveillance activities, diagnosis ...

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Newly released CIHEAM publication on experiences and knowledge for Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors in Europe

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 12:02

The FAO-IPPC-CIHEAM combined efforts organizing an international workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) have resulted in the publication of the proceedings of these events providing information on the state of Xylella fastidiosa infection in the European Union and the Mediterranean Region.

Stemming from a major outbreak in Italy of Xylella fastiodiosa associated with OQDS, NPPOs of North African, the Near East, and Euro-Mediterranean countries expressed their concerns and a need for further information and training in preventing the introduction and spread of this pathogen and its vectors. The FAO, IPPC and CIHEAM responded to this ...

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