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CPM-13 Side session on Collaboration with Research Organizations held at FAO HQs

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:27

Shoki Al-Dobai, Integration and Support Team Leader in the IPPC Secretariat, welcomed participants to the CPM-13 side session on “Collaboration with research organizations” and recalled the TC-RPPO in 2016 in Morocco, which proposed to hold this important side session. In his opening remarks, Dr. Al-Dobai stated: “We are in dire need of collaborating with research organizations and academia to support global plant health efforts by the IPPC community”.

Dr. Kim Ritman, Australia’s Chief Plant Protection Officer efficient use of resources for wider adoption of results. “Why are we collaborating? For many reasons, including higher quality of science, greater efficiency ...

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Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests: Safe trade, food security and environmental protection with IPPC new adopted standards!

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:17

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), in their thirteenth session, successfully adopted five International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) as follows:

1) Revision of ISPM 6 (Surveillance)

2) 2015 and 2016 amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

3) Revision of Annex 1 and Annex 2 to ISPM 15, for inclusion of the phytosanitary treatment sulphuryl fluoride fumigation and revision of the dielectric heating section

4) ISPM 42 Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as a phytosanitary measures

5) PT 32 Vapour heat treatment for Bactrocera dorsalis on Carica papaya - Annex to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated ...

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CPM-13 Side Session on Plant Health and Environmental Protection held at FAO HQs

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 20:31

A successful side session on the 2018 IPPC annual theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection” was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on Monday 16 April at the margins of the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13). The session, co-organized by the Secretariats of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was opened by Dr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, with presence of over 120 participants. The high-level speakers included Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Dr Kent Nnadozie, Secretary of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and ...

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The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency recognized as the 10th Regional Plant Protection Organization during CPM-13

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 20:05

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) was recognized as a Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) by CPM-13 being held this week at FAO HQs in Rome. The IPPC Community attending the CPM congratulated and wished the newly recognized organization a fruitful work.

Ms Juliet Goldsmith, CAHFSA Plant Health Expert, thanked all individuals who were instrumental in this recognition. She acknowledged the member countries of CAHFSA and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as well as its associate members and territories, the Caribbean Plant Health Directors’ Forum (CPHD), partner countries of the Caribbean Basin in particular the USA, and organizations such ...

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A Keynote Address on Plant Health and Environmental Protection presented by the CBD Executive Secretary at the CPM-13 Opening

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 11:35

The 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) officially launched on 16 April 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was invited to present a keynote address the 2018 IPPC Annual Theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection”. The keynote address from Dr. Paşca Palmer was warmly welcome and highly appreciated by all participants of the CPM-13.

In recent year, the IPPC and CBD Secretariats have been working towards globally harmonized measures that minimize the negative impacts pests, invasive ...

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The 13th Session of Commission for Phytosanitary Measures launched in Rome, Italy

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 10:43

The 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) officially launched on 16 April 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting was opened by FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Ms Maria Helena Semedo, and chaired by the IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, with presence of Ms Cristiana Paşca Palmer (Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity), Ms. Lois Ransom (the CPM Chair), and Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (the Vice Chair of the CPM). Mr David Littleproud, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia ...

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The CPM Financial Committee Meeting Held at FAO-HQs in Rome, Italy

Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 09:51

The CPM Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 11 April 2018 at FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy, just before the 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) to be taken place from 16-20 April. The meeting was chaired by Marie-Claude FOREST (Canada), FC Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Lois RANSOM (Australia - CPM Chair), Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea – FC member), Mr Lucien KOUAME KONAN (Côte d’Ivoire – FC member), Craig FEDCHOCK (IPPC Adviser) and Marko BENOVIC (Budget and Planning Officer of the IPPC Secretariat) .

The main objectives and activities of this FC meeting were ...

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Update on Thirteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13)

Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 11:29

Dear IPPC contracting parties, RPPOs and IPPC partners,

As you know, the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) will take place at FAO HQs in Rome from 16 to 20 April 2018.

In addition to plenary sessions, five side sessions are planned, as well as a special topic session. A reception is scheduled on Thursday evening, as well as three side meetings organized by the IPPC Secretariat for FAO Regional Officers, on IPPC Regional Workshops and for IPPC Africa representatives. The schedule can be found in the picture below.

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Preparations are undergoing on all sides: while collecting ...

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Validation mission for the application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool successfully held in Barbados

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 16:11

PCE Validation workshop help in Barbados in March 2018 © Ian Griffith

The third and final PCE validation mission for Barbados was conducted March 12 – 16, 2018 This mission was carried out by Mr. Fitzroy White, PCE Facilitator trained through STDF 401 Project to validate the work conducted during the 1st and 2nd PCE missions. The mission included a stakeholder’s validation workshop, which brought together stakeholders who participated in the first two missions. The attendees included external stakeholders from the private sector, including plant importers and exporters, representatives from agricultural produce distribution companies, NPPO staff and the University of the ...

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Tunisia launches a PCE with support of an IPPC PCE facilitator

Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 14:54

Group exercises during the 1st PCE workshop conducted in Tunisia © Mekki Chouibani

Tunisia launched the auto-diagnostic of its current phytosanitary system by using the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool, developed by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The General Directorate for Protection and Quality Control of agricultural products of Tunisia (DGPCQPA) organized the first workshop on March 13 – 15, 2018 in Tunis.

This evaluation is part of the first component of the FAO project: "Strengthening quarantine pest management measures, including red palm weevil in Maghreb countries: TCP / SNE / 3601 / C1".

Each of the 13 modules of the ...

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2017 IPPC Annual Report now released

Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 13:25

The IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce the release of the 2017 IPPC Annual Report. The Report was developed by the IPPC Secretariat and is available on the IPPC website in the Media Kit page at this link.

The 2017 IPPC Annual Report contains information on the main IPPC activities, events and meetings that took place in 2017 and it includes a Foreword by the CPM Chairperson and the IPPC Secretary. It is composed of the following chapters: 1) Background; 2) Progress Report; 3) Highlights; 4) Chronicle of Events; and 5) Reference Material.

The IPPC Secretariat wishes to take this ...

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IPPC Secretary’s message on in-depth discussions over the IPPC Strategic Framework

Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 13:12

Dear IPPC colleagues,

As you are aware, the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) is approaching, and will be held at FAO HQs in Rome from 16 to 20 April 2018.

One of the crucial topics in the agenda for CPM-13 is the discussion over the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030. Contracting parties attending CPM-13 will have a valuable opportunity to provide strategic feedback on this essential document.

This is a valuable opportunity that does not arise often. You are invited to carefully consider the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 before your trip to Rome so you ...

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IPPC contributes to the European Food and Safety Authority meeting on climate change and emerging risks for food safety

Posted on Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 10:35

Participants of the CLEFSA meeting held in EFSA Headquarter, Parma, Italy, 12-13 March 2018. © EFSA, 2018

The European and Food Safety Authority (EFSA) runs an innovative international initiative to discuss emerging issues for food and feed safety in the EU influenced by climate change. The emerging issues considered within this project encompass the following disciplines and topics: plant health, animal health, contaminants, biological hazards for human health, nutrition, pesticides, GMOs and feed and food ingredients and packaging. Participants from the various EFSA units and Scientific Committee Standing Working Groups as well as from international organizations are part of the discussion ...

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Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Guidance on Pest Risk Management successfully held in Malta

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 15:53

The meeting to develop a draft ISPM on Guidance on pest risk management took place in Qawra, Malta from 05 to 09 of March 2018, and was chaired by Mr Harry Arijs (European Commission). The meeting was organized by the IPPC Secretariat and was hosted by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Malta. Mr Sharlo Camilleri, Director of the Plant Protection Directorate, head of the NPPO of Malta, opened the meeting by welcoming all participants to Qawra and he expressed his appreciation for supporting the IPPC by co-organizing the meeting.

The 12 participants included experts from Argentina, Australia, Belgium ...

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