IPPC Contracting Party Contact Points have been sent a letter announcing that the IPPC ePhyto Hub is now open for business. Any Contracting Party/Country wishing to do so is now welcome to sign up and participate. Joining the Hub is not mandatory, but it offers the opportunity for countries with existing national electronic certification systems to exchange phytosanitary certificates electronically once any technical changes needed have been completed. Countries without national electronic certification systems of their own will be offered the opportunity to use the GeNS system once the pilot is completed and reviewed (expected by the end of ...
The consultation on the new draft IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 is now open!
Contracting parties, regional plant protection organizations, members of the Standards Committee and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee and relevant international organizations are invited to provide their feedback by 1st September 2018 through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) at this link: https://ocs-new.ippc.int/
The CPM-13 report has been posted and is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-reports/
The report of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at :
The meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 21 to 25 May 2018.
The 2018 May Standards Committee meeting was successfully held in Rome, Italy from 14 to 18 May 2018. The report is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85924/ .
The provisional agenda of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments June 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/614/
The meeting will be held in Shenzhen, China from 25 to 29 June 2018.
The report of the fourth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IYPH StC) of the IPPC has been posted to the IYPH web page on the IPP. Here is the direct link to the report: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/uploads/iyph/2018/05/17/Report_IPPC-IYPHStC_Fourth_Meeting-2018-05-16.pdf
Unfortunately, FAO IT Security found serious security issues on the Phytosanitary Resources website (www.phytosanitary) and, as a temporary measure, the website is not available at the moment. We will let you know when it will be working again.
You can find IPPC GUIDES AND TRAINING MATERIALS here: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/guides-and-training-materials/
The report of the April 2018 meeting of the CPM Bureau is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/bureau/
The 2018 consultation on CPM recommendation: Next Generation Sequencing technologies as a diagnostic tool for phytosanitary purposes has opened today, 15 May, and will close on 15 August .
Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/
For more information on the CPM recommendations consultations, visit the consultation page on the IPP.
For any other questions, please contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC@fao.org.
The 2018 call for topics: Standards and Implementation starts on 1 May 2018 and ends on 31 August 2018. The call is made every two years.
As agreed by the 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the call for topics solicits proposals for both Standards and Implementation resources to be included in the IPPC work programme and to fill gaps in the Framework for Standards and Implementation. IPPC contracting parties and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) are invited to submit detailed proposals for new topics or for the revision of existing material to the IPPC Secretariat.
The upcoming Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus, on 23th-27th March , 2020. The meeting, organized by the Mediterranean Phytopatological Union and the Cyprus University of Technology under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of Cyprus, promotes dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourages dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology.
This Congress will be held in 2020, when the International Year of Plant Health is expected to be celebrated, and will showcase the role of Mediterranean Agriculture and Phytopathology, in safeguarding our food ...
The provisional agenda of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at:
The meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 21 to 25 May 2018.
The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met in February 2018 in Paris, France. The main objective of the meeting was to revise draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) in various stages of development, discuss several horizontal issues related to DPs and review the TPDP work programme with strategic discussions on the future of the IPPC DPs. The TPDP reviewed their work programme and discussed in-depth eight draft DPs. The outcomes of the meeting and the TPDP work plan will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.
The purpose of harmonized DPs is to support efficient phytosanitary measures in ...