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The 13th Session of Commission for Phytosanitary Measures launched in Rome, Italy

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 10:43

The 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) officially launched on 16 April 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting was opened by FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Ms Maria Helena Semedo, and chaired by the IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, with presence of Ms Cristiana Paşca Palmer (Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity), Ms. Lois Ransom (the CPM Chair), and Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (the Vice Chair of the CPM). Mr David Littleproud, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia ...

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The Agenda of the IC May 2018 meeting is posted!

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 10:26

The provisional agenda of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at:

The meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 21 to 25 May 2018.

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The CPM Financial Committee Meeting Held at FAO-HQs in Rome, Italy

Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 09:51

The CPM Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 11 April 2018 at FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy, just before the 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) to be taken place from 16-20 April. The meeting was chaired by Marie-Claude FOREST (Canada), FC Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Lois RANSOM (Australia - CPM Chair), Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea – FC member), Mr Lucien KOUAME KONAN (Côte d’Ivoire – FC member), Craig FEDCHOCK (IPPC Adviser) and Marko BENOVIC (Budget and Planning Officer of the IPPC Secretariat) .

The main objectives and activities of this FC meeting were ...

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The report of the TPDP February 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 13:50

The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met in February 2018 in Paris, France. The main objective of the meeting was to revise draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) in various stages of development, discuss several horizontal issues related to DPs and review the TPDP work programme with strategic discussions on the future of the IPPC DPs. The TPDP reviewed their work programme and discussed in-depth eight draft DPs. The outcomes of the meeting and the TPDP work plan will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.

The purpose of harmonized DPs is to support efficient phytosanitary measures in ...

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Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) Analyst

Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 14:14

We are hiring!

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description – Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) Analyst )

The short term consultancy is based at the IPPC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.

To apply click here:

Deadline for applications: 20 april 2018

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Update on Thirteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13)

Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 11:29

Dear IPPC contracting parties, RPPOs and IPPC partners,

As you know, the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) will take place at FAO HQs in Rome from 16 to 20 April 2018.

In addition to plenary sessions, five side sessions are planned, as well as a special topic session. A reception is scheduled on Thursday evening, as well as three side meetings organized by the IPPC Secretariat for FAO Regional Officers, on IPPC Regional Workshops and for IPPC Africa representatives. The schedule can be found in the picture below.

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Preparations are undergoing on all sides: while collecting ...

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Validation mission for the application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool successfully held in Barbados

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 16:11

PCE Validation workshop help in Barbados in March 2018 © Ian Griffith

The third and final PCE validation mission for Barbados was conducted March 12 – 16, 2018 This mission was carried out by Mr. Fitzroy White, PCE Facilitator trained through STDF 401 Project to validate the work conducted during the 1st and 2nd PCE missions. The mission included a stakeholder’s validation workshop, which brought together stakeholders who participated in the first two missions. The attendees included external stakeholders from the private sector, including plant importers and exporters, representatives from agricultural produce distribution companies, NPPO staff and the University of the ...

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Four new IPPC factsheets published!

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 10:31

We are delighted to present four new factsheets produced by the IPPC Secretariat in view of CPM-13:

Printed copies of the factsheets will be distributed to CPM participants, along with refined IPPC folders, the 2017 IPPC Annual Report and the 2018 IPPC table calendar.

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IPPC IYPH Steering Committee agenda posted

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 09:11

The provisional agenda for the fourth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting is now available on the IPP at the following links:

All other meeting documents will be posted in the work area shortly.

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Tunisia launches a PCE with support of an IPPC PCE facilitator

Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 14:54

Group exercises during the 1st PCE workshop conducted in Tunisia © Mekki Chouibani

Tunisia launched the auto-diagnostic of its current phytosanitary system by using the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool, developed by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The General Directorate for Protection and Quality Control of agricultural products of Tunisia (DGPCQPA) organized the first workshop on March 13 – 15, 2018 in Tunis.

This evaluation is part of the first component of the FAO project: "Strengthening quarantine pest management measures, including red palm weevil in Maghreb countries: TCP / SNE / 3601 / C1".

Each of the 13 modules of the ...

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