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Blobby purple ‘Xylellu’ character to promote awareness about Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 10:26

The Maltese NPPO, Plant Protection Directorate (PPD), has been hands-on with its constant endeavors and initiatives to raise awareness in keeping away the devastating Xylella fastidiosa pest away from its shores.

Through the introduction of its ‘Xylellu’, a purplish menacing character specifically created as the mascot of a campaign co-funded by the European Union under the financial instrument of Regulation (EU) 652/2014, the NPPO has been conveying its message to the general public to refrain from bringing back home after travelling any plants which could easily be infected without any visible symptoms.

In order to reach the widest audience ...

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IPPC Vacancy Announcement

Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 17:30

The IPPC Secretariat is recruiting a standard setting consultant. Interested? Apply here: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC4731.pdf

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Eastern Australia and the Ord River: Australian pest free areas for Mediterranean fruit fly

Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 09:50

A roadside fruit fly host material amnesty bin to protect to protect Australia’s pest free areas

In Australia, Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) has a limited distribution in some parts of Western Australia. Its movement to the central and eastern states of Australia is inhibited by a hostile desert environment separating the west from the east. This forms a natural barrier which has supported the establishment of pest free areas for Medfly in central and Eastern Australia and the Ord River irrigation areas in northern Western Australia.

There is approximately 1500km of arid land separating the eastern states and territories ...

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa successfully Held in Lomé, Togo

Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 09:08

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa was held from 11 - 13 September 2017 in Lomé, Togo, with presence of 22 participants from 14 different contracting parties in the region. The workshop was jointly organized by the IPPC Secretariat, the Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) for Africa, the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council, and the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Togo. The workshop was opened by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Water Resources of Togo, Nèmè Bali and the Director of the NPPO of Togo, Atsu Tagba. Damas Mamba Mamba (Democratic Republic of the ...

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Successfully Held in Bridgetown, Barbados

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 11:23

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean was held from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The workshop was jointly organized by the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean, the newly formed Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The workshop was chaired by Mr Michael James and vice-chaired by Deanne Ramroop, and attended by 19 participants from 11 countries. The Representative of the IICA Barbados Delegation Mrs Ena Harvey, the Plant Production and Protection Officer from FAO Barbados Dr ...

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The IPPC Secretary Meets with the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 11:16

2017 Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. IPPC Secretary Jingyuan Xia meets with the Georgian Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili.

Mr. Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, met with Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary on 5 September during the 2017 IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop for Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) held 5-8 September 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Workshop was hosted by the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture with a special support from the China-FAO South South Cooperation (SSC) Programme, and co-organized with the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (FAO REU), the FAO ...

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NPPOs Invited to participate in ePhyto Business Model Survey

Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 17:04

Yesterday, on 14 September letters were distributed to all NPPOs inviting them to participate in the ePhyto Business Model Survey. This survey will help the Secretariat determine the best business model for the ePhyto Solution project. The Secretariat kindly requests all NPPOs to participate in the survey.

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America Successfully Held in Cusco, Peru

Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 14:21

The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America was held from 05 – 08 September 2017, in Cusco, Peru. The Workshop was jointly organized by the IPPC Secretariat and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) Comunidad Andina (CAN), Comite Regional de Sanidad Vegetal del Cono Sur (COSAVE) and Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA), as well as the Peru National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), SENASA Peru.

The workshop was chaired by Mr Ezequiel Ferro (Argentina) and vice-chaired by Ms Vilma Gutarra (Peru). The Executive Director of SENASA Cusco, Mr José Sotomayor Pineda ...

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An Official Launch of the Inception for the IPPC Project on Capacity Development under the Framework of FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme

Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 09:14

IPPC 2017. The IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop participants for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia convene during special session on official launch of the inception of the IPPC Project on Capacity Development under the Framework of FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme in Tbilisi, Georgia.

During the occasion of the 2017 IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) in Tbilisi Georgia, 5 - 8 September 2017, a special session was organized to officially launch the Inception of the Project on Capacity Development under the Framework of FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme. Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the ...

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The 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Successfully Held in Georgia

Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 16:59

IPPC 2017. 2017 IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop participants convene in Tbilisi Georgia.

The 2017 IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) was held from 5 – 8 September 2017, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop received special support through the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme as well as the contributions and co-organization from the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC), the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and the National Food Agency of Georgia.

The workshop was chaired by Mr. Ringoolds Arnitis (EPPO/Latvia ...

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African Grain Trade Summit

Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 10:08

The East Africa Grain Council and International Grain Trade Coalition is hosting the 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-7 October 2017. The AGTS is a biennial high-level, internationally-recognized grain industry conference that brings together important state and non-state grain sector stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent. During the Summit the hosts will also hold a short session on ePhyto. More information may be found at the AGTS website.

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Registration opened for the online Course on integrated management of Huanglongbing of citrus using Taiwanese methodology

Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 16:30

The Regional International Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health (OIRSA) and the Taiwanese International Cooperation and Development Fund have developed a course on integrated management of Citrus Greening Disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). The course aims to develop participants’ technical, biosecurity and relevant technological capacities to manage HLB using an integrated approach and ensure the healthy production of citrus. Additional information on the course is available here.

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EWG report posted

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 18:12

The Report of the IPPC Expert Working Group Meeting on Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions is now posted at this link.

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Agenda of the Standards Committee meeting in November 2017 is posted!

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 16:38

The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/494/ .

The meeting is taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 November 2017.

The draft ISPMs and draft Specifications to be discussed on the meeting will be 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 in due course.

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