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 ...
We are hiring!
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description – Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) Analyst )
The short term consultancy is based at the IPPC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.
Deadline for applications: 20 april 2018
We are delighted to present four new factsheets produced by the IPPC Secretariat in view of CPM-13:
Plant Health and Trade Facilitation: http://www.fao.org/3/I8957EN/i8957en.pdf
IPPC Guidance on Sea Containers: http://www.fao.org/3/I8960EN/i8960en.pdf
The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee: http://www.fao.org/3/I8959EN/i8959en.pdf
Invasive Ants as a Biosecurity Threat: http://www.fao.org/3/I8939EN/i8939en.pdf
Printed copies of the factsheets will be distributed to CPM participants, along with refined IPPC folders, the 2017 IPPC Annual Report and the 2018 IPPC table calendar.
The provisional agenda for the fourth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting is now available on the IPP at the following links:
IPP calendar entry: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/676/
IYPH StC work area (accessible to steering committee members only): https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/international-year-of-plant-health-iyph/fourth-meeting-of-the-iyph-stc/
All other meeting documents will be posted in the work area shortly.
The timeline of the ePhyto Solution has also been posted on the main page of ePhyto: https://www.ippc.int/en/ephyto/
The ePhyto team of the IPPC Secretariat has developed a beginner’s guide to the ePhyto Solution. Presented in a clear and simple manner the guide presents all the information you need to know about ePhyto and how it works.
It is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2018/02/2018-02-20_ePhyto_for_beginners_finalized.pdf
The report of the Expert Working Group Meeting on Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of Pest Status in an Area), held in September 2017 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, has been posted today and is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85619/
The IPPC is producing a guide on pest risk communication for plant health and is looking for case studies and photographs as examples to help illustrate the guide. The case studies should be very straightforward and no longer than 500 words. They should highlight activities conducted in plant health pest risk communication, their benefits and the decision making process.
The selected case studies will be edited and formatted and included as boxes in the guide to be published electronically by the end of 2018. Individuals and institutions providing the case studies will be acknowledged.
Case studies should be sent to ...
A call for papers for the IX International Agriculture Symposium "AGROSYM 2018" has been issued and is available in several languages at the following link: http://www.agrosym.rs.ba/index.php/en/call-for-papers
The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/619/
The Agenda of the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) meeting is posted here: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/620/
The meetings are taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 14 to 18 May 2018 and 21-23 May 2018 respectively.
The draft ISPMs to be discussed on the meetings are available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/sc-draft-ispms-for-cps-rppos/ in the restricted area of ...
A new book by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) features 25 stories showing how good practice in food safety, animal and plant health has helped small-scale farmers and processors in developing countries trade more easily and improve their livelihoods. For more information and to download the book please visit the following page: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/stdf_26feb18_e.htm
The Report of the 2017 December meeting of the Technical Panel for the Glossary, held in Rome, Italy, has been posted today and is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85572/
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching until the 7th of March 2018 a survey on climate change and emerging risks for food safety, including plant and animal health. Your inputs are very precious as they will feed a new method for identifying, ranking and prioritizing emerging risks in the EU for food/feed safety, as well as plant and animal health, potentially related to climate change.
The issues identified by EFSA so far are the following ones: • Occurrence of ciguatoxic fish in European marine waters • More frequent and more intense cyanobacteria blooms • Increased occurrence of β-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) producing ...