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IPPC ePhyto South West Pacific Regional Workshop

Posted on Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 16:46

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.

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FCC early warning bulletin page

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2019, 14:23

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).

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SC May meeting report is now posted to the IPP!

Posted on Thu, 30 May 2019, 18:22

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:

https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87249/

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Call for discussion papers for the 2nd meeting of the focus group on commodity and pathway standards.

Posted on Thu, 30 May 2019, 17:27

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

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Registration for the IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas and Surveillance and a Call for Abstracts are now open

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019, 16:47

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 ...

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New IPPC Guide on Pest Risk Communication published!

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019, 10:43

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.

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Learn about the IPPC Global Project on Capacity Development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme and its contribution to the CPM priorities

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 16:58

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/

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CPM Bureau report posted

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:05

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

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We are hiring - IPPC English Report Writer and Editor

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019, 15:15

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

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New! Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas

Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019, 14:25

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 ...

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Fifth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting Report posted!

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:10

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.

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We are hiring - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - IPPC Project Management and Implementation Specialists

Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019, 09:22

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=1900938&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=

Deadline for applications: 16 May 2019

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Contaminating pests associated with traded goods: Call for interested experts to be part of the virtual group to assist with the CPM Recommendation

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 16:04

The CPM-14 agreed to include in its work programme the topic for a CPM Recommendation on “Facilitating safe trade by reducing the incidence of contaminating pests associated with traded goods”.

This topic was proposed by Australia with support from New Zealand as contained in the CPM paper CPM 2019/37.

Experts interested in joining this virtual group to improve the draft text, please send an email to Mr Ian Thompson (Ian.Thompson@agriculture.gov.au) and copy the Secretariat (Adriana.Moreira@fao.org) by 20 May 2019.

Experts should provide (by 20 May 2019):

  • Name
  • Position
  • Contact details
  • Short description ...

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Invasive Alien Species: Invitation to the Online Discussion Forum

Posted on Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 11:44

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity organized a moderated online discussion forum on matters related to invasive alien species, with the following timetable:

  • 1 - 31 May 2019: Methods for cost-benefit analysis
  • 1 - 30 June 2019: Methods, tools, and measures for identification and minimization of risk of e-commerce
  • 1 - 31 July 2019: Methods, tools and strategy for invasive alien species management under climate change and others
  • 1 - 31 August 2019: Risk analysis on the potential consequences on social, economic and cultural values
  • 1 - 15 September 2019: Wrap up session for synthesis of report

The Secretariat would like to encourage ...

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