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We are hiring- CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Deputy Manager IPPC ePhyto Solution Project

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 15:30

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=1902747&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2019

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The Report of the Working Group meeting on Pest Status Guide is now posted!

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 16:45

The 2019 meeting report of the Working Group on the Pest Status Guide is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87779/

For further information about the 2019 meeting of the Working Group on the Pest Status Guide, please read the news item at: https://www.ippc.int/en/news/determining-an-areas-pest-status-experts-meet-to-draft-a-new-guide/

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IPPC International symposium on limiting the spread of contaminant pests

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 11:26

The Australian Department of Agriculture is calling for NPPOs to nominate representatives to attend an IPPC International symposium on limiting the spread of contaminant pests to be held at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia from 3-4 March 2020. We also encourage NPPOs to seek relevant industry or industry organisation participation.

The symposium will bring together representatives from IPPC and relevant industry organisations involved in international trade to discuss the issue of contaminant pests and foster collaboration between industry and government stakeholders on cost effective commercial solutions. The symposium will inform representatives about the IPPC Commission on Phytosanitary ...

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The IPPC community mourns the passing of Richard James Ivess

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 18:01

Richard James Ivess, former Coordinator of the IPPC Secretariat, passed away after a long period of illness on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Richard was a well-known and respected expert and negotiator working on international plant biosecurity. During his many years as Director of Plant Biosecurity and Chief Plants Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of New Zealand, Richard was involved in many international phytosanitary negotiations. In his time at the IPPC Secretariat, he successfully negotiated all activities of the secretariat and was a respected and well-regarded leader. His friendly and humorous disposition earned him respect and friendship from ...

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A brand new IPPC guide on Pest Free Areas is now online!

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 14:40

The IPPC Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Pest Free Areas has just been released! The technical guidebook aims at facilitate an understanding of the principal requirements and procedures for Pest Free Areas (PFA), Pest Free Places of Production (PFPP), Pest Free Production Sites (PFPS) and Areas of Low Pest Prevalence (ALPP). Providing a number of case studies, the guide highlights also successful PFA and ALPP programmes from around the world.

Learn more and read the publication at the following link: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca5844en

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Universal Postal Union project of issuing a postage stamp to commemorate the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019, 15:43

Rome, 9 October 2019 - On the World Post Day the IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has requested its members to consider issuing a commemorative postage stamp to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. All the designated operators of UPU member countries have been invited to adopt the theme and contribute to the initiative.

For further information, please read the UPU International Bureau Circular at the following link: https://www.wnsstamps.post/data/circulars/store/uploads/circular/circular_en/135/bi_circulaires_2019_155_EN.pdf

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The compiled comments from the first and second round of consultations on draft ISPMs and CPM Recommendation are now posted!

Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 17:07

Compiled comments for the first and second consultations on draft ISPMs have now been posted on the IPP at this link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-ispms/

Additionally the compiled comments for the draft CPM Recommendation on Safe provision of food and other aid to prevent the introduction of plant pests during an emergency situation (2018-026) have been posted on the IPP at this link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/current-consultations-for-cpm-recommendations/

The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultative process and invites IPPC Official contact points to review the ...

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We are hiring - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - IPPC - Standard Setting Unit Assistant

Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 16:20

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

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New IPPC Factsheet on Plant Health and Capacity Development published

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 18:06

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

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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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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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IPPC Call for DP Authors posted!

Posted on Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 14:46

The IPPC Secretariat is now soliciting nominations for authors of diagnostic protocols (DPs) to work in liaison with the members of Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) on the following DPs:

Mononychelus tanajoa (2018-006)

Citrus leprosis virus (2018-025)

Psyllid vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (2018-030)

Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae) on Triticum spp. (2019-002)

Microcyclus ulei (2019-003)

Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici UG 99 (2019-004)

For further information, please read the Call at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/2019-08-call-for-authors-of-diagnostic-protocols/

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Standards Committee (SC) provisional agenda of the November 2019 meeting is now available!

Posted on Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 09:25

The provisional agenda for the upcoming Standards Committee (SC) meeting in November is now posted at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/640/.

The SC will meet from 11 to 15 November at FAO headquarters. They will revise draft ISPMs, proposed recommendations to the CPM-15 (2020), will have strategic discussions on commodity standards and the technical panels work and discuss Implementation and Capacity Development (IC) Committee Interactions.

More information about the IPPC SC you can find at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/

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The Agenda of the IC November 2019 meeting is posted!

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 13:50

The provisional agenda of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) November 2019 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at:

https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/642/

The meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019.

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