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The 2019 IPPC National Reporting Obligations Workshop for the Near East and North Africa

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 16:13

Participants of the 2019 IPPC National Reporting Obligations Workshop for NENA © FAO

5 September 2019, Beirut - The 2019 IPPC National Reporting Obligations (NRO) Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) was held in Beirut, Lebanon from 5 to 6 September 2019. Thirty-seven representatives and observers attended the workshop. They came from 16 IPPC contracting parties, FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP-AG), FAO’s Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa Region (FAO-RNE), the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), the Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) and the IPPC Secretariat.

Dr Jingyuan Xia, the ...

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The 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 15:56

Opening Ceremony of the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa which took place in Beirut, Lebanon © NEPPO

2 September 2019, Beirut -The 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) was held in Beirut, Lebanon from 2 to 5 September 2019. Thirty-five representatives and observers attended the workshop. They came from 16 IPPC contracting parties, as well as from the FAO Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP-AG), the FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa Region (FAO-RNE), the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), the Arab Society for ...

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The first IPPC ePhyto workshop for the Southwest Pacific

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 13:24

Participants at the first IPPC ePhyto workshop for the Southwest Pacific held in August 2019. © FAO

29 August 2019, Nadi, Fiji - The first International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ePhyto workshop for the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) was held in Nadi, Fiji from 29 to 30 August 2019. It was attended by the 17 members of the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) and funded by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

The workshop was successful with 15 countries expressing interest in using the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS ...

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Protecting plants from pests in the Pacific Islands: A 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 11:59

The IPPC Regional Workshop participants in Nadi, Fiji ©PPPO

26 August 2019, Fiji- Pacific island countries recognize that it is important to participate in the standards setting process; and in activities aimed at helping countries harmonize their phytosanitary measures to protect plants and plant products from pests. As part of these efforts, a regional workshop for the Pacific region was jointly organized by the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) and the IPPC Secretariat in Nadi, Fiji from 26 to 28 August 2019.

The workshop attracted 28 participants from 22 countries and territories, as well as representatives from the IPPC Secretariat ...

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APPPC regional workshop for Asia and Pacific: focus on plant health international IPPC standards

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 11:38

Photo: Opening ceremony of the 2019 APPPC regional workshop for Asia and Pacific regions. ©APPPC

06 September 2019 (Busan, Republic of Korea) – Over 35 participants of 20 countries of Asia and Pacific regions met in Busan, Republic of Korea for a fruitful week to discuss plant health matters, focusing on plant health standards from the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). During the week, participants prepared regional positions on international standards, received updates from several IPPC activities such as the newly endorsed IPPC 2020-2030 strategic framework, updates from committees and projects, and shared experiences in plant health.

The participants also discussed ...

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Working together to improve phytosanitary capacity in Nicaragua: Results from the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE)

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 11:06

During the recent Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in Nicaragua, participants discussed their new phytosanitary law and identified ways for dealing with weaknesses in the country’s import and export systems. © FAO

26 August 2019, Managua – Agriculture represents around 7.8 percent of Nicaragua‘s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2018 alone, agriculture’s share of the GDP increased by 3.3 percent. As a result of the increasing importance of this sector, Nicaragua’s Country Programming Framework identified plant protection as a priority under the objective: “Strengthen the national system of agricultural, forestry and aquaculture national system”. To reach this ...

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OIRSA Free virtual course on plant protection (coffee)

Posted on Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 12:34

The IPPC Regional Plant Protection Organization, Organismo Internacional Regional De Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA) is offering a free online course on the phytosanitary aspects associated with the production of coffee cultivation. The course “Tecnología para la producción del cultivo de café con énfasis en fitosanidad” will started today, 9 September 2019.

Interested candidates may apply at the following link: https://aulavirtual.oirsa.org/SV

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean to focus on standards for plant health and pest prevention

Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 12:01

Checking for symptoms of Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum ) – a disease which has caused heavy losses to banana production in several Asian and African countries and is now present in South America. The Caribbean workshop will provide an opportunity for regional plant health professionals to develop plans to address this threat. © FAO

2 September 2019 (St Phillip, Antigua) – Official contact points of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and agricultural experts from 14 Caribbean countries will meet for a regional workshop in St Phillip, Antigua from 10 to 12 September 2019. During the session, participants will prepare regional positions on international ...

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IYPH Call for plant health stories deadline extended!

Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 17:32

03 September 2019, Rome - FAO and the IPPC Secretariat are calling for inspiring first-hand stories on plant health to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.

Deadlines of the Call for human-interest stories on plant health have been extended as follows:

• Applicants can send their story proposals by 30 September 2019;

• Finalized stories and images must be sent using the specific template by 15 November 2019 (see IYPH – My Story Annex 1).

The My Story template and all the instructions for submissions are provided at the link below:

http://www.fao.org/3/ca5426en/ca5426en.pdf

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