The Report of the first meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC) is now available at the following link:
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description – Public Information Specialist)
The short term consultancy is based at the IPPC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019
During CPM-14 (2019) the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) delivered a presentation on the importance of using Risk-Based Sampling (RBS) in order for phytosanitary inspections and the measures that are put in place based on inspection results are technically justified.
After the presentation, some contracting parties (CPs) emphasized that sharing views and experiences with CPs would contribute to a better understanding of the conceptual foundation and the operational and regulatory considerations when implementing RBS.
In response to this suggestion NAPPO and its partners developed a free downloadable Excel workbook (in English and Spanish) to assist CPs in organizing data ...
The IPPC is excited to announce the upcoming IPPC ePhyto South West Pacific regional workshop that will take place in Nadi, Fiji on 29-30 August 2019 at the Novotel Hotel. This workshop will directly follow the IPPC regional workshop which will be from 26-28 August 2019 at the same location.
Participants will learn about the progress of the IPPC ePhyto Solution Project, how the system works and the experiences of neighbouring countries - such as Samoa - in implementing the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) for phytosanitary exchange.
All NPPOs in the region have been contacted with information about this workshop and ...
The FAO Food Chain Crisis (FCC) early warning bulletin page is available at the following link: http://www.fao.org/food-chain-crisis/early-warning-bulletin/en/
This bulletin provides forecast on plant and forest pests and diseases in countries and regions. It is the result of a collaboration between the FAO Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases and food safety threats, the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC).
The report of the SC May meeting held from the 06-10 May 2019 at FAO HQ in Rome has now been posted at the following link:
The IPPC Secretariat is calling for discussion papers for the 2nd meeting of the focus group on commodity and pathway standards.
The meeting will be from 17 to 21 June 2019 at FAO headquarters, and the main objectives are to develop a draft “concept standard” and outline the governance structure and process of these standards. A provisional agenda of the meeting is available at https://www.ippc.int/events/event/789
Discussion papers should be submitted by 10 June to Adriana.Moreira@fao.org
The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is to be held in Shizuoka, Japan between 28 October and 1 November 2019.
The Symposium aims to bring together representatives from IPPC contracting parties (CPs), Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs), FAO Regional and Sub-regional offices, international intergovernmental, educational and scientific organizations, and private sector/service providers involved in phytosanitary activities and trade to share information on and discuss available good practices, successes and challenges of the setting and maintaining of PFAs and Surveillance phytosanitary systems.
Further information on the Symposium is available at https://www.ippc.int/en ...
The new IPPC Guide on Pest Risk Communication is now available at http://www.fao.org/3/ca3997en/ca3997en.pdf. This guide is unique to support NPPOs in identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and in developing pest risk communication strategies to enhance phytosanitary decision making and plant health policy development.
The new webpage presenting all activities of the IPPC Global Project on Capacity Development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme has just been released. The implementation and capacity development activities of this project contribute fully to CPM priorities in implementing the IPPC: ie. supporting IPPC Regional Workshops, National Reporting Obligations workshops, the International Year of Plant Health and the application of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluations. https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/projects-on-implementation-and-capacity-development/fao-china-project/
The report of the CPM Bureau meeting held in March-April 2019 at FAO HQs in Rome has now been posted at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2019/05/Report_Bureau-2019_March-2019-05-17.pdf
IPPC English Report Writer and Editor at the IPPC Secretariat, 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=1901042&tz=GMT%2B02:00&tzname
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2019
Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas is a new IPPC-FAO publication on Xylella fastidiosa. Now available online, the publication explains what Xylella fastidiosa is, how it can be detected and how it affects olive-growing areas. It provides strategies for implementing a contingency programme - particularly in the Mediterranean area where Xylella fastidiosa has caused great damage. Contingency measures include biological and chemical control, nutrition management and cultural best practices. Finally, the guidelines provide olive-tree farmers and field advisors with technical information to help them prevent the introduction and the spread of Xylella fastidiosa in ...
The report of the fifth meeting of the IPPC IYPH Steering Committee (now IYPH Technical Advisory Board) is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/
The direct link is available here.