The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) met from 10 to 13 July in Wageningen, The Netherlands, and had 25 participants from 14 countries.
The main objectives and activities of the meeting covered: 1) information sharing; 2) IPPC liaison and call for phytosanitary treatments; 3) work programme of the PMRG: follow-up on activities from previous meeting and new issues identified; 4) Ozone Secretariat: Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) and treatments alternatives to methyl bromide; 5) systems approach and the “Clean Corridor and Integrated Quarantine Risk Management” concept; 6) election of new PMRG officers for the Executive Committee.
The 2017 meeting ...
The NRO leaflets (factsheets) previously available in other FAO languages have been translated into Arabic and are now available on the IPP.
To download Arabic language versions click on Files entitled Ar: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/information-exchange/nro/
One leaflet (factsheet) was developed for each National Reporting Obligation:
The NRO Guide previously available in other FAO languages has been translated into Arabic and is now available on the IPP.
You can download it from here: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/ar/2017/10/IPPC_NROManual_ar_24.10.2017.pdf
Other language versions are downloadable from here: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/80405/
The IPPC has been mentioned as International Organization Fighting Plant Pathogens on the United Nations SDGs knowledge hub. Full article available here: http://sdg.iisd.org/news/international-organizations-fighting-plant-pathogens-antimicrobial-resistance-rabies/
The deadline to register for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto is on 7 November. All information is posted here: https://www.ippc.int/en/ephyto/ephyto-symposia/3rd-global-symposium-on-ephyto-kuala-lampur-malaysia-22-26-january-2018/
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The agenda for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto has been uploaded. Click here to access: https://www.ippc.int/en/ephyto/ephyto-symposia/3rd-global-symposium-on-ephyto-kuala-lampur-malaysia-22-26-january-2018/
The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that letters of invitation for IPPC contact points to attend the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto have been posted at https://www.ippc.int/en/ephyto/ephyto-symposia/3rd-global-symposium-on-ephyto-kuala-lampur-malaysia-22-26-january-2018/.
The symposium is hosted by the IPPC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission and the governments of Malaysia and Australia will take place from 22-26 January 2018 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Contracting Parties are encouraged to attend and contribute to this important event. For further details kindly refer to the invitation and local information paper which can be found ...
The report for the 2017 face-to-face meeting (Rome, Italy) of the Technical Panel for Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) has now been posted at: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/84892/
The IPPC Secretariat is recruiting a standard setting consultant. Interested? Apply here: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC4731.pdf
Yesterday, on 14 September letters were distributed to all NPPOs inviting them to participate in the ePhyto Business Model Survey. This survey will help the Secretariat determine the best business model for the ePhyto Solution project. The Secretariat kindly requests all NPPOs to participate in the survey.
The East Africa Grain Council and International Grain Trade Coalition is hosting the 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-7 October 2017. The AGTS is a biennial high-level, internationally-recognized grain industry conference that brings together important state and non-state grain sector stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent. During the Summit the hosts will also hold a short session on ePhyto. More information may be found at the AGTS website.
The Regional International Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health (OIRSA) and the Taiwanese International Cooperation and Development Fund have developed a course on integrated management of Citrus Greening Disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). The course aims to develop participants’ technical, biosecurity and relevant technological capacities to manage HLB using an integrated approach and ensure the healthy production of citrus. Additional information on the course is available here.
The Report of the IPPC Expert Working Group Meeting on Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions is now posted at this link.
The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/494/ .
The meeting is taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 November 2017.
The draft ISPMs and draft Specifications to be discussed on the meeting will be 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 the IPP in due course.