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The first IPPC ePhyto workshop for the Southwest Pacific

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 11:24

Participants at the first IPPC ePhyto workshop for the Southwest Pacific held in August 2019. © FAO

29 August 2019, Nadi, Fiji - The first International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ePhyto workshop for the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) was …

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Protecting plants from pests in the Pacific Islands: A 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:59

The IPPC Regional Workshop participants in Nadi, Fiji ©PPPO

26 August 2019, Fiji- Pacific island countries recognize that it is important to participate in the standards setting process; and in activities aimed at helping countries harmonize their phytosanitary measures to …

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APPPC regional workshop for Asia and Pacific: focus on plant health international IPPC standards

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:38

Photo: Opening ceremony of the 2019 APPPC regional workshop for Asia and Pacific regions. ©APPPC

06 September 2019 (Busan, Republic of Korea) – Over 35 participants of 20 countries of Asia and Pacific regions met in Busan, Republic of Korea …

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Working together to improve phytosanitary capacity in Nicaragua: Results from the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation PCE)

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 09:06

During the recent Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in Nicaragua, participants discussed their new phytosanitary law and identified ways for dealing with weaknesses in the country’s import and export systems. © FAO

26 August 2019, Managua – Agriculture represents around 7.8 …

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean to focus on standards for plant health and pest prevention

Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 10:01

Checking for symptoms of Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum ) – a disease which has caused heavy losses to banana production in several Asian and African countries and is now present in South America. The Caribbean workshop will provide an opportunity …

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IPPC ePhyto Takes the Prize!!

Posted on Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 13:40

26 August 2019, Rome - On August 22, the IPPC Secretariat was informed that the ePhyto GeNS system was selected as one of the 2019 winners of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum Innovation Awards.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum …

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ePhyto: Promoting safe and efficient trade

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 13:50

When it comes to trade in agricultural products, small insects can be a big problem. The IPPC ePhyto Solution aims to modernize the phytosanitary certification process and holds tremendous potential for trade facilitation.

Read the full article: https://blogs.worldbank.org/trade/ephyto-promoting-safe-and-efficient-trade

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Advancing on plant pests detection and identification: the 2019 meeting of the IPPC Technical Panel of Diagnostic Protocols

Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 07:26

TPDP participants at the 2019 meeting in Melbourne, Australia

9 August 2019, Melbourne. The purpose of harmonized diagnostic protocols (DPs) is to support efficient phytosanitary measures in a wide range of circumstances and to enhance the mutual recognition of …

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The New FAO Director General Dr. Dongyu QU Paid an Official Visit to the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019, 15:50

1 August 2019, Rome – The new FAO Director-General (DG), Dr. Dongyu QU, paid an official visit to the IPPC Secretariat on his first day as the FAO Director-General. The new DG was accompanied by the FAO Deputy Director-General for …

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Armenia is strengthening its capacity for implementation of the International Plant Protection Convention and finding solutions for grape phylloxera in the country

Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019, 13:02

Workshop participants. © FAO/ Ani Grigoryan

26 July 2019, Yerevan - The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Armenia, held a workshop on 24 to 26 July, as part of an FAO project on the …

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The IPPC Secretariat announces the delivery of the training for future facilitators of the Beyond Compliance tools

Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019, 07:43

Future facilitators for the Beyond Compliance tools attended a training course from 2 to 7 June 2019. ©FAO

7 June 2019, Windsor - The training course for potential facilitators for using the Beyond Compliance tools under the project MTF/INT/336/STF Rolling …

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Modified atmosphere storage does not reduce the efficacy of phytosanitary irradiation treatments for Tephritidae fruit flies

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 07:13

Figure 1: Ms. Olga Barrera, Mr. Luis Caravantes, and Mr. Alexandre Araujo dissecting irradiated mangoes for phytosanitary research. © IAEA

12 July 2019, Vienna - The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) just ended their annual meeting at the Headquarters …

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Phytosanitary treatment options for plant health: the IPPC Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments meeting

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019, 10:41

12 July 2019, Vienna - Phytosanitary treatments (PTs) are essential for controlling regulated pests in articles and goods, especially those that are regulated for trade on an international scale. The IPPC PTs are an alternative to methyl bromide and help …

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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System GeNS) Goes Live

Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 10:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is proud to announce the release of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System (GeNs). From today, any country interested in joining the IPPC GeNs can begin its registration process. Interested countries are encouraged …

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