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Protecting plants and the environment in the Caribbean: a 2018 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 17:36

Local farmers in Haiti sorting Cajanus Cajan beans. Participants from 14 Caribbean countries discussed ways to improve plant health and limit the risk of pests and diseases at the regional workshop. © FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri

19 September 2018, Port of Spain, Trinidad – Protecting plants and the environment from invasive pests and diseases were some of the important issues discussed at the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from 17 to 19 September 2018.

Twenty-five participants from fourteen countries attended the workshop where they discussed draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), and shared their ...

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Working together to protect plants and the environment in Africa: A 2018 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 09:33

Forty-five participants from 29 countries exchanged their experiences in protecting plants from pests and diseases during the IPPC regional workshop for Africa. © FAO

13 September 2018, Antananarivo – Keeping plants healthy, stopping invasive pests such as the Fall Armyworm which is destroying food crops in Africa, and protecting the environment were some of the important issues discussed at the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) regional workshop held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 11 to 13 September 2018.

Bringing together 45 participants from 29 countries, the workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn from each other’s experiences in developing phytosanitary capacity ...

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The IPPC Secretariat meets with SSAFE to discuss possible future cooperation

Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 17:08

Photo credit: © FAO/ Laura Vicaria-Lopez

26 September 2018, Rome - Members of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, including Craig Fedchock, Shoki al-Dobai and Laura Vicaria-Lopez, met with the governing board of the SSAFE organization on 26 September 2018. SSAFE is a non-profit organization that aims to foster the continuous improvement and global acceptance of internationally-recognized food protection systems and standards through public private partnerships. SSAFE members include key global businesses which support the organization’s vision to create a “safe and robust global food supply system that protects human, plant and animal health.”

Discussions centered on the topics of ...

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Protecting plants in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 2018 IPPC - FAO Regional Workshop

Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 13:05

Participants at the IPPC Regional workshop in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia shared their experiences in safeguarding plant health. Photo credit: © All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center (VNIIKR)

8 September 2018, Bykovo – Protecting the environment while safeguarding plant health were among topics discussed at the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC ) - FAO Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia regional workshop. The event took place in Bykovo, the Russian Federation from 3 to 7 September 2018. The workshop gave participants an opportunity to discuss and comment on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM); and exchange experiences, including in developing phytosanitary ...

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ePhyto Regional Workshop- Buenos Aires , Argentina

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018, 15:13

Last week, from the 11-13th of September the ePhyto regional workshop for Latin America took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The workshop, hosted by SENASA and financed by COSAVE, Argentina Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IICA and the Canadian government was organized with the objective to increase knowledge on the ePhyto Solution regionally, as well as identify the interests and obstacles in the region to implement the project. The workshop was a great success, with over 18 Latin American countries attending. There was significant participation, motivation and interest to join the ePhyto Solution family. Going forward, an increased level of cooperation ...

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Big steps made in developing phytosanitary capacity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 10:17

A new plant health diagnostic laboratory was set up in Jenin as part of efforts to strengthen phytosanitary capacity. ©FAO/S.Brunel

Ramallah, 16 August 2018 – Plant pests and diseases easily cross borders and it is therefore crucial to develop phytosanitary capacity worldwide. To help do this, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has developed the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) – a management tool designed to help countries identify strengths and gaps in their existing and planned phytosanitary systems.

The Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS) of Palestine, with supervision from the IPPC secretariat, undertook a successful PCE in 2014 ...

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Attention to SPAM email!

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 10:25

Please be aware that some IPPC user has received SPAM emails that seems coming from the IPPS@fao.org or from other IPP users email addresses.

When you receive a message please check that it comes from IPPC@fao.org and don't open suspicious attachments that could be viruses.

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International experts meet to protect plants from harmful pests in the Near East and North Africa

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 15:21

17 September 2018, Muscat - Every year, global crop yields are reduced by 20 to 40 percent because of damage from plant pests and diseases. International experts from the Near East and North Africa and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will unite forces to help address this problem during a workshop in Muscat from 17 to 20 September 2018.

Read the full article in Arabic, French or English.

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Protecting plants from pest in the Pacific Islands: A 2018 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 12:44

Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Ngatoko Ngatoko, Director of Biosecurity, Ministry of Agriculture, watches a cargo ship leave port. The IPPC helps protects plants from pests while facilitating trade. ©FAO/Sue Price

22 August 2018, Fiji – Countries in the Pacific Islands recognize the urgency of protecting their plants from pests, while facilitating trade in plants and agricultural products. To address this challenge, harmonized international standards and strong regional capacity in implementing them are crucial. A 2018 regional workshop on these topics was thus held in Nadi, Fiji from 20 to 22 August 2018.

It is important for representatives from the National Plant ...

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Boosting plant health and protecting plants from pests – the 2018 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America

Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 17:01

31 August 2018, Natal, Brazil – With the ever-increasing volume of international trade, countries need to prevent plant pests from entering and establishing themselves locally, while still facilitating the international safe trade of plants and products. To address this challenge, 32 international experts from 18 Latin American countries attended the IPPC regional workshop in Natal, Brazil from the 28th to the 31st of August 2018. The workshop focused on ways to better protect plants from pests by harmonizing international phytosanitary standards and strengthening regional capacity.

“In order to preserve food security, biodiversity and facilitate safe trade, cooperation among nations to protect ...

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The Provisional Agenda of the SC November meeting is now posted!

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 12:32

The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/626/

The meeting will take place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 19 to 23 November 2018

The draft specification to be discussed at the meeting and the compiled comments are now posted publicly and are available at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-specifications-ispms/

The draft ISPMs to be discussed 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 ...

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The compiled comments from the consultation on IC Sub-groups draft Terms of Reference and draft Rules of Procedure are now posted

Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 17:32

Compiled comments from the consultation on Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) Sub-groups draft Terms of Reference and draft Rules of Procedure have been posted on the IPP at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/consultation-on-ic-sub-groups-draft-terms-of-reference-and-draft-rules-of-procedure/

The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultation.

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The compiled comments from the first consultation on draft specifications are now posted!

Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 11:18

Compiled comments from the 2018 consultation on the draft specification for Use of systems approaches in managing the pest risks associated with the movement of wood commodities have been posted on the IPP at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-specifications-ispms/

The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultative process.

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