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The 5th CPM Strategic Planning Group (SPG) Meeting Held in Rome

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016, 15:40

The 5th CPM Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held in Rome from 4-6 October 2016, with the theme “IPPC Contribution to Achieving UN SDGs for 2030 Agenda”. The meeting was chaired by Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (Mexico), the Vice CMP Bureau Chair, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary. Over 30 participants attended the meeting, who came from more than over 25 IPPC contracting parties as well as all team leaders of the IPPC Secretariat. The SPG elected both Ms M...

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The IPPC Grain Standard Moving forward Slowly but Surely

Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 12:43

An Expert Working Group met in Melbourne, Australia from 19-23 September 2016 to begin drafting an International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on the International Movement of Grain (2008-007). The meeting was chaired by Mr Bill MAGEE (Australia) and Mr David HEINRICH (Australia) and attended by 15 participants. Experts from around the world gathered to discuss and decide what elements should be included in this standard; industry representatives were also invited and provided...

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The Initial Step towards the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 09:34

After the successful FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) side-event on 27 September 2016 to mark the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020), COAG formally discussed this subject during their plenary on 29 September 2016, held in Rome, Italy. Mr. Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, presented the proposal on behalf of the Government of Finland providing both good background...

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The CPM Financial Committee Meeting Held in Italy

Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2016, 09:37

The CPM Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 3 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom, the CPM Chair from Australia, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary. The meeting was attended by Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Mr Ralf Lopian (Finland) as well as Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Advisor) and Mr Marko Benovic (the IPPC Financial Consultant). For the first time, Mr Francisco Tristante from the European Union was invited to partic...

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The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project held in Argentina

Posted on Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 10:03

The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project (PTC) was held at the offices of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Cálidad Agroalimentaria de la República Argentina (SENASA) in La Plata, Argentina from 3-7 October 2016. The meeting, chaired by Mr Nico Horn, the chair of the ESG from the Netherlands, was attended by the members of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) as well as staff of the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC). Mr Shane Sela, the Project Manager...

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The 3rd Training Workshop on the PCE Facilitators successfully organized in Ronciglione, Italy

Posted on Thu, 06 Oct 2016, 14:23

Held in Ronciglione, Italy, from September 19th – 30th 2016, the 3rd training workshop on the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitators brought together eight carefully selected phytosanitary experts from Anglophone Africa and the Near East and 4 staff of the FAO legal division. Workshop participants were trained to broaden and enhance their expertise in facilitating the application of the PCE tool. This two-week intensive...

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The IPPC Holding the Second PCE Facilitators Training in Thailand

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 20:27

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat organized and held the second training for the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators from 8 – 19 August 2016 in Chang Mai, Thailand under the Standards Trade and Development Facility (STDF) project 401: Training of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators.

The STDF project 401 seeks to improve national-level coordination and coherence of p...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia held in Republic of Belarus

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 15:50

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia took place on 5 – 9 September 2016 in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The workshop was organized by the Regional and Sub Regional Office FAO for Europe and Central Asia and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), in collaboration with the Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Republic of Belarus and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organ...

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Successful Start to the Campaign for an International Year of Plant Health in 2020!

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 13:52

On Tuesday September 27th a well-attended side session at the 25th meeting of the Committee on Agriculture marked the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020. A number of speakers, including FAO Assistant Director General Ren Wang, Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and Eric Robinson, Alternate Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the Rome-based Food and Agricultur...

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Strong Support of FAO and IPPC to Capacity Development for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Xylella fastidiosa in NENA Countries

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 13:13

The workshop on FAO TCP project (TCP/RAB/3601) for developing phytosanitary capacities to prevent the introduction and spread of Xylella fastidiosa was organized from 29 August - 2 September, 2016, in Tunis. The workshop informed the participants on the latest information on the biology of the species, on surveillance, and on diagnostic and management methods. Participants brainstormed on their national needs to efficiently prevent the introduction and spread of the bacterium. The...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa held in Algeria

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 11:43

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held from 5-8 September in Algeria. The workshop was organized by the IPPC in collaboration with the regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO). Over 30 participants attended the workshop, who came from 16 countries of the region, as well as the IPPC, the FAO regional office and NEPPO. This kind of initiative has showcased ...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa held in Ethiopia

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 15:02

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa was held from 14-16 September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was attended by 23 participants from 16 countries, the African Union Commission (AUC), the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council (IAPSC), FAO and the IPPC Secretariat. The meeting was opened by FAO, the IPPC Secretariat and the Director General of the IAPSC, Mr Mezui M’Ella, who welcomed everyone and noted the importance of the work of the IPPC for all IAPSC members. Mr Mamba ...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean held in Barbados

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 14:54

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean was held from 13-15 September 2016 in Christ Church, Barbados. The Workshop was co-organized with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and hosted by the Government of Barbados. Funding for the Workshop was provided by the IPPC Secretariat and the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Project, which is being implemented by IICA. Thirteen participants from 12 contracting ...

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Analysis on the Benefits of Implementing the IPPC for Various Stakeholders

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 18:31

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) meeting on the study Analyzing the benefits of implementing the IPPC took place from 13-15 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States of America. The meeting, chaired by Ms Leanne Stewart (the IRSS consultant of the IPPC Secretariat), was attended by seven selected experts from the fields of plant health, trade, international economics and environmental protection.

This IRSS study seeks to identify the benefits at the national,...

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