The Arab Society for Plant Protection and the Organizing Committee of the 13th Arab Congress of Plant Protection (ACPP) has dedicated the 2020 edition of the congress to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). “Plant Health for Secured and Safe Food” will be the theme of the event, which will be held from 1 to 6 November 2020 in Hammamet, Tunisia.
For further information about the congress, please check the following link: acpp-aspp.com.
The report of the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) December 2018 meeting is now posted at the following link:
Purpose of this Announcement is to inform IPPC Contracting parties about a decision that CPM Bureau made during its December 2018 virtual meeting.
IPPC Contracting parties are encouraged to use the "Template for proposals going to CPM that have resource implications to the budget of the IPPC Secretariat" for documents and proposals that they submit to CPM-14 that have resource implications (e.g. additional staff, new financial obligations, other) to the budget of the IPPC Secretariat. Template should be filled in and attached to the main document. Template should be used only if the proposal going to CPM have resource ...
The International Association for the Plant Protection Scientists (IAPPS) lunches the website of the XIX International Plant Protection Congress 2019 (IPPC2019) to be held at Hyderabad, India from 10 to 14 November 2019 is now online at the following link: http://www.ippc2019.icrisat.org/.
Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been detected for the first time in Puer City and Dehong, Yunnan Province, China, as reported by the IPPC Contact Point for China. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) is taking emergency measures to monitor and control the spread of FAW, as well as increasing cooperation with other pest-infested countries.
The Report of the 30th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) is now available at the following link:
The Report of the Second IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) Meeting is now available at the following link:
The call for phytosanitary treatments is still open until resources are available. The TPPT is continuously reviewing the submissions. The next cutoff date is the 30 January 2019 for proposals to be evaluated at the 2019 TPPT meeting.
Contracting parties and RPPOs are invited to submit proposals for new phytosanitary treatments (annexes to ISPM 28 or "contributes resources") following the instructions on the Standard Setting - Call page. All previous submissions are also available at this page: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-treatments/.
The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocol (DP) for the DP notification period:
Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.
This notification period starts on 05 January 2019 and ends on 20 February 2019.
An objection should be sent through the official IPPC contact point and submitted to the IPPC Secretariat via e-mail at ...
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, together with the Georgian National Food Agency, will organize an International Conference on “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – Phyosanitary Regulatory Framework”, to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 11 to 14 March 2019.
More info: http://conference.nfa.gov.ge/
The report of the Standards Committee (SC) November 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/
The report of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) June 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-phytosanitary-treatments/.
A “Training Workshop on Indigenous Biological Control Agents of the Fall Armyworm: Techniques in field collection, mass rearing and release”, to be organized by icipe in collaboration with the Integrated Pest Management-Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech, from January 28 to February 1, 2019, in icipe, Nairobi, Kenya.
Interested NPPOs can find further information through: https://iapps2010.me/2018/12/08/icipe-nairobi-fall-armyworm-biocontrol-workshop/
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