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Developing capacity in pest risk analysis and market access for francophone African countries in collaboration with COLEACP

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 16:27

25 January 2019, Dakar - Many African countries seek to develop capacity in pest risk analysis, both to protect their territories from pests, and to get access to international markets by more fully understanding the requirements of importing countries.

The IPPC Secretariat therefore prepared and delivered a five-day interactive training course for the COLEACP (Comité de liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique) on these topics. The course took place in Saly, Dakar from 21 to 25 January 2019 and focused on:

  • Pest risk analysis (PRA) using case studies of Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and False codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta); and

  • Market access (delivered through role ...

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The report of the Technical Panel for the Glossary December 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 15:47

The report of the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) December 2018 meeting is now posted at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86956/

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The ePhyto Project Advisory Committee looks at the project’s major achievements and next steps

Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 14:12

29 January 2019, Geneva - The ePhyto Project Advisory Committee met for the fourth time on 29 January 2019 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Since the last meeting in Rome during the summer of 2018, the ePhyto Solution project has advanced significantly.

The Secretariat proudly presented the Generic ePhyto National System, also known as “GeNS”. Discussions centered on the advancement of GeNS pilot countries, industry case studies, the 5-Year Strategic Plan, the donor strategy and what will happen upon the completion of the project at the end of 2019. The meeting concluded with an overview of the progress ...

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The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meets in Geneva

Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 13:58

30 January 2019, Geneva - The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) met for the fourth time at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on 30 January 2019. IAG participants included the leaders of international NGOs representing the global grains, seeds, flowers, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, wood products and cotton industries.

The meeting began with an overview of the ePhyto Solution progress, including a demonstration of the Generic National System (GeNS). The group, which included the IPPC ePhyto team, discussed in detail progress made with the industry case studies; and set timeframes and objectives for the future.

They also discussed the ...

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A Brainstorming Session on Capacity and Professional Development at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 09:06

Mr. Brent Larson (Implementation Facilitation Unit Lead) and Ms Ketevan Lomsadze (Implementation Facilitation Officer) facilitated the Brainstorming Session on Capacity Development. ©FAO/ Sara Giuliani

25 January 2019, Rome – A dynamic brainstorming session, aimed at raising awareness of the concept of Capacity and Professional Development, took place during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat. The concept of Capacity and Professional Development aligns with the 2019 IPPC Annual theme “Plant Health and Capacity Development” and the 2019 IPPC Secretariat Annual theme “Professional Development”. The brainstorming session was chaired by Mr. Brent Larson (Implementation Facilitation Unit Lead), and facilitated by Ms ...

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