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The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee discuss strategic issues including the new IPPC Strategic Framework

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019, 12:24

The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee © FAO

17 May 2019, Rome – The fourth meeting of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) was held from 13 to 17 May 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Participants discussed several strategic issues, reviewed the IC’s activities and approved work plans for the groups under their oversight.

Participants looked at how to align the IC’s activities with the IPPC Strategic Framework (SF) 2020-2030 whose content was endorsed at the recent Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14). They then looked at how to update the IPPC National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy ...

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New IPPC Guide on Pest Risk Communication published!

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019, 10:43

The new IPPC Guide on Pest Risk Communication is now available at http://www.fao.org/3/ca3997en/ca3997en.pdf. This guide is unique to support NPPOs in identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and in developing pest risk communication strategies to enhance phytosanitary decision making and plant health policy development.

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Message by IPPC Secretary Jingyuan Xia in the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 20:05

Rome, 22 May 2019

The mission of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is to protect cultivated and wild plant resources from pests, thus prompting food security and environmental protection while facilitating safe trade.

On this International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), the IPPC community stands together with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other biodiversity-related conventions to strengthen global commitments to preserve nature, enhance food security and facilitate safe trade.

This year’s IDB theme: “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” links together nature with human health and well-being. Plants make up 80 percent of the food we ...

Tags: BiodiversityCBD
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Learn about the IPPC Global Project on Capacity Development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme and its contribution to the CPM priorities

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 16:58

The new webpage presenting all activities of the IPPC Global Project on Capacity Development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme has just been released. The implementation and capacity development activities of this project contribute fully to CPM priorities in implementing the IPPC: ie. supporting IPPC Regional Workshops, National Reporting Obligations workshops, the International Year of Plant Health and the application of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluations. https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/projects-on-implementation-and-capacity-development/fao-china-project/

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Updates from the May 2019 IPPC Standards Committee (SC) meeting

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:02

Participants at the May 2019 Standards Committee meeting. © FAO

10 May 2019, Rome – The 33rd meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee (SC) took place from 6 to 10 May 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting opened with discussions on the phytosanitary term “detection survey” and the draft standard “Guidance on Pest Risk Management”. Discussions focused on including more guidance on selecting pest risk management options; and the criteria for deciding on appropriate phytosanitary measures.

Participants decided that the draft standard needed further work and to present it again at the next SC meeting. The SC approved the revision ...

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CPM Bureau report posted

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:05

The report of the CPM Bureau meeting held in March-April 2019 at FAO HQs in Rome has now been posted at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2019/05/Report_Bureau-2019_March-2019-05-17.pdf

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New publication! Guidelines for managing Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019, 16:19

Up to 95 percent of olive production is concentrated in the Mediterranean region. Indeed, Spain, Italy, Greece and Tunisia alone account for 76 percent of productive olive trees. However, in recent years, millions of olive trees in the Mediterrranean area have been threatened by the deadly pest Xylella fastidiosa. For example, in 2013 a Xylella fastidiosa outbreak devastated many trees and greatly reduced olive production in Apulia, Italy.

In response to this and other outbreaks, a new IPPC-FAO in-depth study on Xylella fastidiosa has just been published online. The Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in ...

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G20 Ministers of Agriculture reaffirm importance of Plant Health in Niigata, Japan

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019, 13:49

Source: FAO Twitter

Niigata, 11-12 May 2019. The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting taking place in Niigata, Japan last weekend reaffirmed the importance of plant health to reach Sustainable Development Goals and encouraged its members and stakeholders to take full advantage of the opportunity of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

Under the main theme “Toward Sustainable Agro-Food Sector – Emerging Issues and Good Practices”, ministers discussed a series of issues ranging from fostering innovative human resources and new technologies, Food Value Chain, and pursuing possible contribution to achieve SDGs.

Participating countries included G20 members, six invited guest countries ...

Tags: IYPH
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We are hiring - IPPC English Report Writer and Editor

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019, 15:15

IPPC English Report Writer and Editor at the IPPC Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.

To apply please click here: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901042&tz=GMT%2B02:00&tzname

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2019

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New! Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas

Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019, 14:25

Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas is a new IPPC-FAO publication on Xylella fastidiosa. Now available online, the publication explains what Xylella fastidiosa is, how it can be detected and how it affects olive-growing areas. It provides strategies for implementing a contingency programme - particularly in the Mediterranean area where Xylella fastidiosa has caused great damage. Contingency measures include biological and chemical control, nutrition management and cultural best practices. Finally, the guidelines provide olive-tree farmers and field advisors with technical information to help them prevent the introduction and the spread of Xylella fastidiosa in ...

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Fifth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting Report posted!

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:10

The report of the fifth meeting of the IPPC IYPH Steering Committee (now IYPH Technical Advisory Board) is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/

The direct link is available here.

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The IPPC at the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) in Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019, 09:48

Dr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, deleiverred the keynote address at the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) held from 24-26 April 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. © FAO

24 April 2019, Tokyo – Dr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, was invited to deliver a keynote address on the “Recent Challenge of Transboundary Plant Pests (TPPs) and the FAO Strategy” at the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) held from 24-26 April 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

In his presentation, Dr Xia provided updates on TPPs such as the Desert locusts, Fall armyworm, Wheat rust, Banana fusarium and Xylella fastidiosa. He analysed the impact ...

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We are hiring - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - IPPC Project Management and Implementation Specialists

Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019, 09:22

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

To apply please click here: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900938&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=

Deadline for applications: 16 May 2019

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