Viewing items from July, 2019
Workshop participants. © FAO/ Ani Grigoryan
26 July 2019, Yerevan - The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Armenia, held a workshop on 24 to 26 July, as part of an FAO project on the production of grape phylloxera-resistant certified planting material. Two days in the capital was followed by a field trip to a grape collection orchard and mother vineyard in the Armavir region.
The purpose of the meeting was to help Armenian national plant protection authorities build their capacities to protect the country from the impact of quarantine pests, especially in the context of grape ...
The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) will meet from 24 to 27 September 2019 in Cairns, Australia. Registration for the meeting is open and, experts in phytosanitary treatments and other measures are welcome to become a member and attend the upcoming meeting.
The PMRG was created to be an independent group that could consider issues related to phytosanitary treatments. It is a forum where critical phytosanitary treatment issues can be addressed through discussion and collaborative research and where global phytosanitary treatments issues can be scientific analysed and reviewed. The PMRG mission is to harmonize research on phytosanitary treatments and other ...
@ FAO/ Giuseppe Bizzarri
The Australian Department of Agriculture is calling for NPPOs to nominate representatives to attend an IPPC International Workshop on the Spread of Contaminant Pests. This workshop will bring together representatives from IPPC and relevant industry organisations involved in international trade and shipping.
The workshop was postponed to February or March 2020. Updated information will be made available in due course.
The workshop aims to discuss and highlight the increased spread of contaminant pests, and foster collaboration between industry and government stakeholders on cost effective commercial solutions.
The Main Objectives of this workshop are to:
The new website of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) was launched today.
Visit it at www.fao.org/plant-health-2020
The report and presentations for the IPPC High-level Symposium on Cooperation of the Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt” Countries are now available at the following link:
Future facilitators for the Beyond Compliance tools attended a training course from 2 to 7 June 2019. ©FAO
7 June 2019, Windsor – The training course for potential facilitators for using the Beyond Compliance tools under the project MTF/INT/336/STF “Rolling out Systems Approach globally – sharing tools for enhanced application of Systems Approach and market negotiation on plant pest risk” was recently completed.
The project is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. Imperial College London (ICL)‘s Centre for Environmental Policy is the originator of the ...
Figure 1: Ms. Olga Barrera, Mr. Luis Caravantes, and Mr. Alexandre Araujo dissecting irradiated mangoes for phytosanitary research. © IAEA
12 July 2019, Vienna - The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) just ended their annual meeting at the Headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna, Austria, where they reviewed scientific data from a recent study carried out by the Joint FAO /IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This study was carried out under the technical supervision of Ms Vanessa S. Dias and was undertaken to understand how low oxygen influences the efficacy of irradiation treatments ...
12 July 2019, Vienna - Phytosanitary treatments (PTs) are essential for controlling regulated pests in articles and goods, especially those that are regulated for trade on an international scale. The IPPC PTs are an alternative to methyl bromide and help protect biodiversity. They provide the minimum requirements necessary to control regulated pests; and offer guidance on specific plant health treatments issues.
The IPPC Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) met from 8 to 12 July 2019 in Vienna, Austria to discuss various PT related issues. The meeting was organized by the IPPC Secretariat and hosted by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division ...
FAO and the IPPC Secretariat published the IYPH get started guide in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Read it here: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca5188en
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 ...
The presentations for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are now available at the following link:
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 ...
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 ...
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.