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The European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 11:39

New opportunity for young plant health specialists to build their capacity through the European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems with a 2-year programme, focusing on the study of plant health in an international setting.

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Latest Developments in Standards and Other News from the IPPC Standards Committee Meeting

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:19

Photo: The IPPC Standards Committee (SC) at their November 2018 meeting in Rome. A new draft standard on Guidance on Pest Risk Management was one of the items they discussed.

19 – 23 November 2018, Rome – The 32nd meeting of the ...

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The Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 15:36

The 2018-11 Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open for:

  • Striga spp. (2008-009)

The closing date is 11 January 2019.

If you are interested in commenting, please access the DP expert consultation webpage at https://www ...

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The SPG 2018 meeting report is reposted with some edits!

Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 11:49

The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now reposted with some edits Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en ...

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IPPC call for facilitators to be trained in pest risk management decision support tools

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 15:28

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has recently issued a call to train facilitators to support the design and evaluation of pest risk management decision support tools to improve market access negotiations. The tools are being developed and enhanced as ...

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Regional Plant Protection Organizations join forces to establish a common work plan and fight emerging pests

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 15:13

Participants at the 30th technical consultation of Regional Plant Protection Organizations at the Headquarters of the Comunidad Andina (CAN), November 2018 © CAN

2 November 2018 – Representatives from the world’s Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) recently met in Lima, Peru ...

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Vacancy announcement - Agricultural Officer (P2)

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 08:30

Vacancy Announcement IRC5924 - Agricultural Officer (IPPC Technical Support) P-2 has been issued and can be reached at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC5924.pdf
The application deadline is 7 December 2018.

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New website on Fall Armyworm launched

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:59

FAO has launched a new website to help countries, and farmers, combat the destructive Fall Armyworm. The website includes practical guides for managing the pest; and monitoring tools such as the FAMEWS app.

For more information see: http://www.fao ...

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The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now posted

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 9 to 11 of October 2018.

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/

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UN General Assembly Second Committee approves IYPH resolution

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 07:21

New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will ...

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International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa

Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 09:19

The International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa” was held at the African Union Commission (AUC) campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (29-31 October). Three intense days of meetings and discussions brought together over 220 experts from ...

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The Report of the Task Force on Topics October 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 15:51

The Task Force on Topics meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 1-3 October 2018.

The Task Force reviewed submissions to the 2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation and prepared recommendations to the Standards Committee and Implementation ...

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The 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB)

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 12:28

The 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB) will be held in Assisi (Umbria, Italy) from 7-12 June 2020. Entitled “The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health”, the conference aims at promoting and disseminating the latest ...

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