First report of Phyllosticta citricarpa in Tunisia

Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 13:59

The Tunisian NPPO confirmed the introduction of Phyllosticta citricarpa to the governorate of Nabeul (municipalités de Beni Khalled, Bouargoub et Menzel Bouzelfa) in Tunisia in March 2019.

This was the first report of the disease in the country and the ...

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CPM-15 Postponed (new dates 29 June-3 July)

Posted on Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 16:15

This is to inform you that, given the current COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, considering the travel restrictions being implemented by many countries and to ensure the safety and health of all participants, the fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary ...

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December Report of the CPM Bureau meeting posted

Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 11:10

The Report of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau December meeting is now available at the following link:

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Important information on International Year of Plant Health 2020

Posted on Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 11:59

Dear Sir/Madam,

We hope this email finds you well, and you are finding opportunities to organise or participate in plant health events and activities in your country that add to the global momentum we aim to increase during the ...

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Call for the expression of interest by NPPOs to share their challenges, experiences and best practices on AUTHORIZING ENTITIES TO PERFORM PHYTOSANITARY ACTIONS during a side session at the CPM-15

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 18:01

This side session aims to provide a forum to discuss the concept of authorization, present case studies and demonstrate successes and challenges identified while authorizing entities.

As you may know the CPM-15 is postponed to June 29- July 3 2020 ...

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First detection of Fall armyworm in Torres Strait of Australia

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 18:36

Fall armyworm (FAW) was detected in pest specific traps on the islands of Saibai and Erub in Torres Strait, Australia, in late January 2020 as reported by the IPPC Contact Point on 7 February 2020. The specimens were confirmed to ...

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Call for applications, WTO Regional SPS Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus (27-30 April 2020, Vienna)

Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 14:05

The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to disseminate information about the WTO SPS Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus to convene on 27-30 April 2020* - Vienna, Austria (Joint Vienna Institute).

The target audience for this ...

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Locust Management Specialists

Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 11:27

The Locusts and Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases Team (AGPMM) of the FAO Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) is identifying expertise in various areas of locust management.

The specialists will be part of a team of technical experts that ...

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ISPMs for adoption at CPM-15 (2020) posted

Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:50

The draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) that will be presented to CPM-15 (2020) for adoption have been posted in all languages. Please refer to CPM 2020/07 and attachments available at ...

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The report on the november 2019 ePhyto Steering Group meeting is posted

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 15:16

The report of the ePhyto Steering Group meeting that was held from 12 to 15 november 2019 in Maryland (United States of America), is posted here:

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Publication of the report of the 5th meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 16:56

The report of the 5th meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) is available here.

All the reports of the IYPH International Steering Committee are available here: ...

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Call for PhD students and young researchers for a short-term field research by CIHEAM

Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 16:08

From 16 December 2019 to 29 February 2020, the CIHEAM is opening a call for contribution for its "Field Research Initiative" (FRI) project. PhD students and young researchers are invited to conduct short-term field research related to food and nutrition ...

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The report of the November IC meeting has been published in IPP

Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 15:37

The report of the November 2019 meeting of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) is available here:

the meeting was held in FAO Rome (Italy) from 18 to 22 November 2019.

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The SC November meeting report is now posted to the IPP!

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 11:53

The report of the SC November meeting held from the 11-15 November 2019 at FAO HQ in Rome has now been posted at the following link:

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