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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=1902412&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019
Participants at the 2019 Regional Workshop for the Caribbean. © FAO
12 September 2019, Antigua and Barbuda – The 2019 International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for the Caribbean took place from 10 to 12 September 2019. Representatives from the following 12 Caribbean countries attended the workshop: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
In his opening remarks, the Honorable Dean JONAS, the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, highlighted the importance of plant health for the Caribbean’s ...
Opening of the IPPC Regional Workshop for Europe and Central Asia © National Food Safety Agency of Moldova
2-5 September 2019, Chisinau. Agricultural experts from 26 countries of Europe and Central Asia met in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova’s capital city, for the annual IPPC regional workshop. Participants discussed draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) currently under consultation, reflected on national capacity development issues, and interacted on regional phytosanitary priorities.
The workshop, held from 2 to 5 September, was organized by the IPPC Secretariat in cooperation with FAO and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). The meeting ...
The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to promote plant health. You can help by sending us your story using the International Year of Plant Health – My Story template by 15 November 2019. Submissions should be sent to IYPH@fao.org.
Your stories can inspire people around the world to take action and protect plants from pests and diseases. The most inspiring stories will be translated into six languages, published on the IYPH website and other platforms, and reach a global audience.
What kind of stories are we looking for?
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Opening of the second IYPH Steering Committee meeting © IPPC Secretariat
16 September 2019, Rome - The International Steering Committee of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH-ISC) met on 16 September 2019 in Rome to discuss IYPH preparations. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ralf LOPIAN, the Chairperson of IYPH- ISC (Finland). Participants included 11 members representing FAO regions and partner organizations and 4 observers from FAO Regional Offices. Representatives of the IYPH Secretariat also attended and supported the meeting, which is composed of the FAO Partnerships Division (PSP), the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) and the IPPC Secretariat with ...
Plant Health and Capacity Development is the IPPC annual theme for 2019 . A new IPPC factsheet has been released to illustrate through case studies how the IPPC Community develops national phytosanitary capacity to protect plant resources and facilitate safe trade.
The publication is available at the following link: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca6041en
IPPC ePhyto Project group members, host and funders. © IPPC Secretariat
17 September 2019, New Delhi. The IPPC ePhyto Project received a trade facilitation innovation award at the UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum held from 17-18 September 2019 in New Delhi, India. The theme of the forum was "Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation for Regional Prosperity". The IPPC received the award for the piloting and implementation of the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) in Samoa and Sri Lanka.
The award was received by Mr Craig Fedchock, the ePhyto Project Leader of the IPPC Secretariat – and also in attendance were Mr Venkatram ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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