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Upcoming cut-off date for the submission of phytosanitary treatments: 30 January 2019

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019, 11:57

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/.

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A call for Draft diagnostic protocol (DP ) under DP notification period: Bactrocera dorsalis (2006-026) has been posted

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019, 11:48

The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocol (DP) for the DP notification period:

  • Bactrocera dorsalis (2006-026)

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 ...

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International Conference “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – Phyosanitary Regulatory Framework”

Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 09:52

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/

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The report of the Standards Committee (SC) November 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 16:29

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/

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The report of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments June 2018 meeting is now posted!

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 14:18

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/.

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Training Workshop on Indigenous Biological Control Agents of the Fall Armyworm

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 12:14

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/

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The European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 11:39

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

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The Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 15:36

The 2018-11 Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open for:

  • Striga spp. (2008-009)

The closing date is 11 January 2019.

If you are interested in commenting, please access the DP expert consultation webpage at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/expert-consultation-draft-diagnostic-protocols/

In order to download and comment on a draft diagnostic protocol, please email ippc-dp@fao.org.
to request access to the protocol you are interested in.

In your email, please specify:

  1. Your institution,
  2. The draft protocol you want to comment upon,
  3. Your specific expertise in relation to this draft protocol.

Please note that the draft ...

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The SPG 2018 meeting report is reposted with some edits!

Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 11:49

The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now reposted with some edits Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/

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Vacancy announcement - Agricultural Officer (P2)

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 08:30

Vacancy Announcement IRC5924 - Agricultural Officer (IPPC Technical Support) P-2 has been issued and can be reached at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC5924.pdf
The application deadline is 7 December 2018.

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New website on Fall Armyworm launched

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:59

FAO has launched a new website to help countries, and farmers, combat the destructive Fall Armyworm. The website includes practical guides for managing the pest; and monitoring tools such as the FAMEWS app.

For more information see: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/

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The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now posted

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35

The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 9 to 11 of October 2018.

The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/

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UN General Assembly Second Committee approves IYPH resolution

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 07:21

New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will be concluded when the UNGA plenary reviews the resolution in late December 2018.

The IPPC community is grateful to Finland for their leadership in the process to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. For more information on the IYPH, see our video, factsheet and web page.

Tags: IYPH
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International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa

Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 09:19

The International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa” was held at the African Union Commission (AUC) campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (29-31 October). Three intense days of meetings and discussions brought together over 220 experts from international leading scientific institutions and organizations worldwide.

The development and the implementation of harmonized protocols, able to include multi-location assessment of relationship between crop damage due to FAW and yield losses, have been highlighted as one of the priorities for the scientific community. Moreover, the access to new technologies to control the FAW impact in Africa has been underlined as ...

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