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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) Goes Live

Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 12:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is proud to announce the release of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System (GeNs). From today, any country interested in joining the IPPC GeNs can begin its registration process. Interested countries are encouraged to visit the following link where full instructions are given: https://www.ephytoexchange.org/landing/gens/index.html

The release of the IPPC GeNS is a success story of the IPPC ePhyto Solution Project. While hard work is still ahead, the project has come a long way from an idea to a functioning system where countries are exchanging IPPC ePhytos ...

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The presentations for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are now posted!

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 16:35

The presentations for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are now available at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/regional-ippc-workshops/2019-ippc-regional-workshops/

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Harnessing technology to benefit the environment: the IPPC at the 10th InforMEA Steering Committee Meeting

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019, 14:46

The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee in Montreux, Switzerland. © UNEP

14 June 2019, Montreux - The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee was held from 11 to 14 June 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland. Ms Paola Sentinelli, Information Management Officer of the IPPC Secretariat, attended the meeting.

The InforMEA Program is committed to harnessing innovative technology to share knowledge; and harmonizing information systems across the environmental community and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA). It has been supported by UN Environment since 2010; and financially supported by the European Union since 2014.

As the project moves into its third phase, the ...

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The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat: reviewing key achievements and future plans

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019, 10:28

The IPPC Secretariat reviewed key achievements for the first half of 2019 and plans for the next semester at their mid-year meeting. © FAO

2 July 2019, Rome – The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The meeting was chaired by IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan Xia, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Following the briefing from unit (team, task force and group) leaders, Mr Xia highlighted key achievements for the first semester and the core activities for the second semester of 2019. The meeting ended with a lively discussion on how to promote and ...

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Draft Ministerial declaration for CPM-15 open for comments

Posted on Wed, 03 Jul 2019, 08:46

The draft Ministerial declaration for CPM-15 (2020) is now open for comments

Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/. If you need assistance to use the OCS, please visit the OCS resource page on the IPP or contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

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The first consultation period on the CPM Recommendation for Safe provision of food and other aid is now open!

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 17:22

The following CPM Recommendation is now open for commenting

  1. Safe provision of food and other aid to prevent the introduction of plant pests during an emergency situation (2018-026)

Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/. If you need assistance to use the OCS, please visit the OCS resource page on the IPP or contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

For more information on the consultation periods, visit the draft CPM Recommendations consultation page on the IPP (https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/current-consultations-for-cpm-recommendations/). For any other questions, please ...

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The 2019 consultation period on draft ISPMs has opened today, 01 July 2019!

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 17:06

The following draft ISPMs are for open commenting:

FIRST CONSULTATION

Draft annexes to ISPM 27

  1. Draft Diagnostic protocol for Striga spp. (2008-009) – English only

Draft annexes to ISPM 28

  1. Draft PT: Irradiation treatment for Bactrocera dorsalis (2017-015)
  2. Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Prunus avium, Prunus domestica and Prunus persica (2017-022A)
  3. Draft PT: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Prunus avium, Prunus domestica and Prunus persica (2017-022B)
  4. Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Vitis vinifera (2017-023A)
  5. Draft PT: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Vitis vinifera (2017-023B)
  6. Draft PT: Irradiation treatment for Bactrocera tau (2017-025)
  7. Draft ...

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A new version of the IPPC Online Comment System launched today for opening of 2019 consultations

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 14:49

The IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) was upgraded to a new 6.4 version today, 1st July 2019. The new user interface and enhanced system’s features will facilitate the process of drafting and submitting comments by IPPC contact points.

The main enhancement for users include:

• In-line editor of comments (fixed right-hand comment box disappeared, with improved system’s usability).

• Possibility to format the text of the document (basic fonts, italic, bold, underlined, insertion of special characters, etc.).

• You can always edit your comment and delete your own comments.

• Access to the paragraph history.

• Like/dislike comments feature.

• Possibility to ...

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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System will go live on the 15th of July

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 12:04

The IPPC Secretariat is proud to announce that on July 15th the Generic National System component of the IPPC ePhyto Solution will go live! This means that countries without their own national electronic certification system who wish to join the IPPC ePhyto Solution can begin their registration process and once fully prepared, can join the IPPC ePhyto Solution through the use of the GeNS. The GeNS is a centralized web- based system that any country without their own electronic certification system can use to connect to the ePhyto Hub in order to produce, send and receive ePhytos. The IPPC Secretariat ...

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Minimizing the impact of plant pests - a global surveillance system for crop diseases

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 10:56

Originally native to the Americas, since 2016 the Fall Armyworm, a destructive pest, has rapidly spread into Africa, the Near East and Asia. ©FAO/Lekha Edirisinghe

28 June 2019 - Each year an estimated 10 to16 percent of global harvests are lost to plant pests and diseases, at an estimated cost of over USD 220 billion. Pests, pathogens and weeds cause the loss of more than 40 percent of the world’s food supply. A global surveillance system for monitoring and improving response to crop diseases and pests could help prevent some of these losses.

“Science” journal has just published an ...

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