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The new draft International Standard on “Audit in the phytosanitary context” is off to a good start!

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 12:39

Expert Working Group members at the June 2019 meeting in Toronto, Canada. © FAO

3 June 2019, Toronto – The Expert Working Group (EWG) in charge of developing the draft International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on Audit in the phytosanitary context (2015-014) met in Toronto, Canada from 3 to 7 June 2019. The standard is based on the approved Specification 66.

Once adopted, this new ISPM will guide national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) conducting audits in the phytosanitary context. It will cover audits conducted by NPPOs in both exporting and importing countries; and by “third party” entities authorized by NPPOs to ...

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Together is better: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the IPPC sign a joint work plan for 2019-2020

Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 15:49

Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the IPPC, signed the CBD-IPPC joint work plan for 2019-2020 at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. IPPC and CBD delegates were also present. © FAO

10 June 2019, Bern – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) share the common objective of protecting global biodiversity. With a long history of collaboration and recognizing the importance of ensuring coherence and mutual support in implementing both Conventions, a joint work plan for both Conventions for 2019-2020 ...

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The IPPC’s Participation at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 12:27

Bern, Switzerland: The IPPC delegation at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (left to right): Mr González, Mr Lopian, Mr Xia (IPPC Secretary), Ms Yim, Mr Njoroge and Ms Moreira. © FAO

12 June 2019, Bern – An IPPC delegation led by the IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan Xia attended the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held in Bern, Switzerland from 10 to 12 June 2019. The consultation workshop was held at the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union and sponsored by the Government of Switzerland. Approximately 120 participants, with representatives ...

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International Year of Plant Health off to a good start with first meeting of IYPH International Steering Committee

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 10:39

Rome, 14 June 2019. The first meeting of the International Steering Committee (ISC) on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The meeting was opened by Dr. Jingyaun Xia, Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), and Dr. Dongxin Feng, senior officer from FAO Partnership Division. Fifteen representatives of FAO regions, international organizations, the private sector and IYPH Secretariat attended the meeting. Mr Ralf Lopian and Ms Kyu-ock Yim were selected as Chairperson and the Vice-chairperson of the Committee. The main objectives of the meeting were to discuss the IYPH ...

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IPPC ePhyto is welcomed at the 2019 World Seed Congress

Posted on Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 13:52

There was a great deal of interest in the IPPC ePhyto Solution at the World Seed Congress 2019. © FAO

5 June 2019, Nice – The International Seed Federation (ISF) World Seed Congress 2019 took place in Nice, France from 2 to 5 June 2019. The annual World Seed Congress is the ISF’s flagship event which brings together the principal architects and decision makers of the global seed industry. This unique forum has been taking place since 1924. This Congress brought together over 1500 industry professionals to discuss global issues affecting the seed industry.

Mr. Craig Fedchock, IPPC Advisor gave a ...

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The IPPC High-level Symposium on Cooperation of Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt” Countries held in Xi’an, China

Posted on Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 17:01

Participants at the IPPC High-level Symposium on Cooperation of Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt” Countries. © FAO

27 May 2019, Xi’an, China – China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative seeks to boost development and trade links between Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In order to continue facilitating trade while preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases, an IPPC High-Level Symposium on Cooperation for Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt” Countries was organized in Xi’an, China from 27 to 30 May 2019.

The Symposium was opened by Mr ...

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Samoa workshop helps expand the use of ePhytos in the Pacific region

Posted on Wed, 29 May 2019, 15:25

The benefits of using the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) and electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhytos) were highlighted at a recent workshop in Samoa. © FAO

22 May 2019, Samoa - A workshop on using the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) was held in Samoa from 20 to 22 May 2019. The GeNS is a centralized web-based system that allows countries without their own electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhyto) system to produce, send and receive ePhytos. Samoa is one of the three pilot countries testing the GeNS.

With support from the United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC), the workshop focused on training quarantine staff ...

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The start of a fruitful collaboration between the IPPC Secretariat and COLEACP

Posted on Tue, 28 May 2019, 11:08

COLEACP and the IPPC Secretariat identified several areas for potential collaboration in a recent meeting. © FAO

20 May 2019, Rome - A delegation from the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique (COLEACP) attended a one and a half day meeting with representatives from the IPPC Secretariat to discuss areas for collaboration.

COLEACP is a civil society organization established in 1973. Its aim is to develop the agri-food trade in an inclusive and sustainable way, with a particular focus on fruit and vegetables from countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Since 2001, COLEACP has implemented a series of technical assistance programmes ...

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Get ready for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops!

Posted on Mon, 27 May 2019, 11:04

Meeting of 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop co-organizers during the recent Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) session © FAO

27 May 2019, Rome -The organization of the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops is well underway in seven regions- Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near East and North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Southwest Pacific and the Caribbean. All IPPC contracting parties (CPs) from these regions are welcome to attend these workshops. The dates and locations of the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are posted on the IPP calendar.

The organization of the IPPC Regional Workshops follows the Guidelines noted by CPM-14 (2019 ...

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Four draft standards approved for the 2019 second consultation by the IPPC Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7)

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:12

Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) members, stewards of draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and IPPC Secretariat members at the SC-7 2019 meeting. © FAO

17 May 2019, Rome -The Standards Committee working group (SC-7), led by the elected Chairperson Mr Stephen Butcher (New Zealand), met from 13 to 17 May 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The SC-7 consists of seven SC members - one representative from each FAO region.

The SC-7 discussed draft standards that had been commented upon by IPPC Official contact points during the first consultation. They considered the compiled comments, the stewards’ considerations and recommendations on ...

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The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee discuss strategic issues including the new IPPC Strategic Framework

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019, 12:24

The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee © FAO

17 May 2019, Rome – The fourth meeting of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) was held from 13 to 17 May 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Participants discussed several strategic issues, reviewed the IC’s activities and approved work plans for the groups under their oversight.

Participants looked at how to align the IC’s activities with the IPPC Strategic Framework (SF) 2020-2030 whose content was endorsed at the recent Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14). They then looked at how to update the IPPC National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy ...

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Message by IPPC Secretary Jingyuan Xia in the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 20:05

Rome, 22 May 2019

The mission of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is to protect cultivated and wild plant resources from pests, thus prompting food security and environmental protection while facilitating safe trade.

On this International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), the IPPC community stands together with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other biodiversity-related conventions to strengthen global commitments to preserve nature, enhance food security and facilitate safe trade.

This year’s IDB theme: “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” links together nature with human health and well-being. Plants make up 80 percent of the food we ...

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Updates from the May 2019 IPPC Standards Committee (SC) meeting

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:02

Participants at the May 2019 Standards Committee meeting. © FAO

10 May 2019, Rome – The 33rd meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee (SC) took place from 6 to 10 May 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting opened with discussions on the phytosanitary term “detection survey” and the draft standard “Guidance on Pest Risk Management”. Discussions focused on including more guidance on selecting pest risk management options; and the criteria for deciding on appropriate phytosanitary measures.

Participants decided that the draft standard needed further work and to present it again at the next SC meeting. The SC approved the revision ...

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New publication! Guidelines for managing Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019, 16:19

Up to 95 percent of olive production is concentrated in the Mediterranean region. Indeed, Spain, Italy, Greece and Tunisia alone account for 76 percent of productive olive trees. However, in recent years, millions of olive trees in the Mediterrranean area have been threatened by the deadly pest Xylella fastidiosa. For example, in 2013 a Xylella fastidiosa outbreak devastated many trees and greatly reduced olive production in Apulia, Italy.

In response to this and other outbreaks, a new IPPC-FAO in-depth study on Xylella fastidiosa has just been published online. The Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in ...

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