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The European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 11:39

New opportunity for young plant health specialists to build their capacity through the European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems with a 2-year programme, focusing on the study of plant health in an international setting.

For more information about the master, please visit the PlantHealth website: http://planthealth.upv.es/

The call for application is available at the following link: http://planthealth.upv.es/apply

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The Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 15:36

The 2018-11 Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open for:

  • Striga spp. (2008-009)

The closing date is 11 January 2019.

If you are interested in commenting, please access the DP expert consultation webpage at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/expert-consultation-draft-diagnostic-protocols/

In order to download and comment on a draft diagnostic protocol, please email ippc-dp@fao.org.
to request access to the protocol you are interested in.

In your email, please specify:

  1. Your institution,
  2. The draft protocol you want to comment upon,
  3. Your specific expertise in relation to this draft protocol.

Please note that the draft ...

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The SPG 2018 meeting report is reposted with some edits!

Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 11:49

The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now reposted with some edits Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/

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Vacancy announcement - Agricultural Officer (P2)

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 08:30

Vacancy Announcement IRC5924 - Agricultural Officer (IPPC Technical Support) P-2 has been issued and can be reached at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC5924.pdf
The application deadline is 7 December 2018.

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New website on Fall Armyworm launched

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:59

FAO has launched a new website to help countries, and farmers, combat the destructive Fall Armyworm. The website includes practical guides for managing the pest; and monitoring tools such as the FAMEWS app.

For more information see: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/

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The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now posted

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 9 to 11 of October 2018.

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/

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UN General Assembly Second Committee approves IYPH resolution

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 07:21

New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will be concluded when the UNGA plenary reviews the resolution in late December 2018.

The IPPC community is grateful to Finland for their leadership in the process to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. For more information on the IYPH, see our video, factsheet and web page.

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International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa

Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 09:19

The International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa” was held at the African Union Commission (AUC) campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (29-31 October). Three intense days of meetings and discussions brought together over 220 experts from international leading scientific institutions and organizations worldwide.

The development and the implementation of harmonized protocols, able to include multi-location assessment of relationship between crop damage due to FAW and yield losses, have been highlighted as one of the priorities for the scientific community. Moreover, the access to new technologies to control the FAW impact in Africa has been underlined as ...

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The Report of the Task Force on Topics October 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 15:51

The Task Force on Topics meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 1-3 October 2018.

The Task Force reviewed submissions to the 2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation and prepared recommendations to the Standards Committee and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee.

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86749/

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The 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB)

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 12:28

The 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB) will be held in Assisi (Umbria, Italy) from 7-12 June 2020. Entitled “The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health”, the conference aims at promoting and disseminating the latest scientific advances in Phytobacteriology; and encouraging collaboration among researchers.

A special session of the 14th ICPPB will be dedicated to the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020) to highlight the important role of scientific research for promoting plant health and combating the devastating effect of bacteria and diseases on plant health and the environment.

More information can be found ...

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Deadline extended: Call for experts for TPPT and EWG on Audits in the Phytosanitary Context

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 09:32

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in

  • the Expert Working Group on Audits in the phytosanitary context (2015-014)

  • the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)

Nominations are due 12 November 2018.

Further details are available on the IPP at http://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-experts/.

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IPBES call for experts on invasive alien species

Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 00:43

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a call for nomination of experts for their assessment on invasive alien species. More details at the following link: https://www.ipbes.net/notification/call-nominations-experts-%E2%80%93-assessment-invasive-alien-species

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Important communication on International Year of Plant Health (En, Fr, Es)

Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 15:02

Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,

As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. (http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/73/documentslist.shtml and http://www.un.org/en/ga/73/resolutions.shtml).

This is a kind reminder that an IYPH information package is available at the following links: https://www.ippc.int/en/news/prompting-action-towards-an-international-year-of-plant-health/ and https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/iyph-toolbox/, and that you are strongly encouraged to contact your UN Missions ...

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Another great achievement: The reorganized suite of fruit fly standards are now available in English on the IPP!

Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 16:07

ISPMs 26, 30, 35 and 37 have successfully been reorganized to reflect the decisions of CPM-13 (2018). This reorganization made the suite of fruit fly standards more logical and simple, which will help in their implementation and facilitate safe trade.

The IPPC Secretariat would like to acknowledge the combined hard work of the IPPC Technical Panel on Fruit Flies, the Standards Committee and several countries from different FAO regions who made this reorganization possible.

The ISPMs can be found in English at this link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/

Language versions will be available in early 2019.

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