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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America Held in Panama

Posted on Sat, 24 Sep 2016, 17:29

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America was held from 23-26 August in Panama City, Panama. The Workshop was co-organized and financed by the IICA (Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura), OIRSA (Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria), COSAVE (Comite de Sanidad Vegetal del Cono Sur), and the NPPO of Panama (Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria de Panamá), together with the IPPC. A total of 32 participants from 19 national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) participated in the workshop. Representatives from 2 regional plant protection organizations and IICA staff also attended the workshop. Ms Stephanie Dubon facilitated the workshop ...

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Strengthening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with Japan

Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2016, 14:05

Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and Mr Craig Fedchock, the IPPC Adviser, visited the Japan Ministry for Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) as well as the Yokohama Plant Protection Station on 15 and 16 September 2016. During their visit, Mr Xia and Mr Fedchock had a meeting with Mr Takeharu Imashiro, the Director General for Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of MAFF, and a meeting with Mr. Hitoshi Ono, the Director General of the Yokohama Pant Protection Station, as well as additional meetings with MAFF Director of Plant Protection Mr Kazuhiko Shimada, MAFF Director of Plant Quarantine Ms Tomoko ...

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The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the South-West Pacific Held in Fiji

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016, 12:01

The 2016 IPPC Regional Workshop for the South-West Pacific was held in Nadi, Fiji from the 12th to 14th September 2016. The Workshop was jointly organized the IPPC Secretariat, PPPO and FAO sub-regional offices, and financed supported by the Australian AID. The Workshop was attended by over 40 participants from 13 PPPO members as well as its metropolitan parties, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Ken Cokanasiga, the SPC LRD Deputy Director for Agribusiness and Trade, and Dr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, were present at the Workshop, and delivered a welcome address and a keynote speech, respectively.

Dr Cokanasiga officially ...

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The IPPC Workshop on National Reporting Obligations for Asia held in China

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016, 10:23

The IPPC Workshop on National Reporting Obligations (NOR) for Asia took place 5-9 September 2016 in Beijing, China. The workshop was jointly organized and supported by the IPPC and the APPPC. The Meeting was attended by 25 participants from 16 countries of the Asian region, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet-Nam. Mr. David Nowell and Ms. Dorota Buzon from the IPPC Secretariat as well as Mr Yongfan Piao and Mr Yusof Othman from the APPPC ...

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Deepening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with New Zealand

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 09:17

Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary visited the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for the first time on 9 September 2016. During his visit, Mr Xia had a meeting with Mr Martyn Dunne, the Director-General of MPI along with MPI staff members Mr Chris Carson, Director of International Policy, Mr John Hedley, Principal Adviser of International Policy, and Mr Stephen Butcher, Manager Import and Exports (Plants).

Mr Xia took the opportunity when talking to Mr Dunne to express his thanks to New Zealand government for its support to the IPPC work programme over many years. He noted the ...

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Phytosanitary treatments on fruit fly can now move forward

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 19:12

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)) just ended their annual meeting in Tokyo today (2 September 2016) where they reviewed scientific data from a recent study carried out by the Joint Food and Agriculture and International Atomic Energy Agency Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This study was carried out under the technical supervision of Mr Guy Hallman and was undertaken to understand if populations of fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) from different geographical regions of the world responded differently to phytosanitary cold treatments. Experts from some countries had concerns that cold treatment schedules developed in various geographical ...

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Enhancing Global Food Security through Strengthening Plant Health

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 11:16

The year of 2016 is a milestone for the IPPC to start the implementation of the IPPC annual theme towards 2020, which means all IPPC activities for each year, starting from this year, should be related to a specified IPPC theme. The IPPC theme for 2016 is “Plant Health and Food Security”. Recently, Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, delivered a video message for 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops, focusing on Enhancing Global Food Security through Strengthening of Plant Health.

In his speech, Mr. Xia briefed the definitions of plant health and food security. From both definitions, he stated that there ...

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Close Cooperation of IPPC with Samoa for advancing a pilot of ePhyto

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 14:28

Front row: Viiga S. Filemu, Peter Neimanis, Chinthaka Karunaratne, Pelenato Fonoti, Talei F. Moors, Sarai Tevita

Back row: Ferila Samuelu, Jacqualine Adams, Fiapaipai To'o, Letoa Pine, Shane Sela, Toleafoa Daryl Elisaia, Anoano S Vaai, Vaeve'a Vesi Ioane, Olive Jayto Alesana, Tanu Tufuga, Tovine Wilson

The IPPC Secretariat along with members of the ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) met with the Samoan Quarantine Division from 22-26 August 2016 in Apia, Samoa. Mr Shane Sela, the Project Manager for ePhyto, attended the meeting on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the specifications of the ...

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The IPPC/APPPC Regional Workshop for Asia held in the Republic of Korea

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 17:26

The IPPC/APPPC Regional Workshop for Asia on the review of draft ISPMs was held from 25-29 July 2016, at Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. The workshop was organized by Regional Plant Protection Organization for Asia Pacific (APPPC) and the Government of Republic of Korea, with support of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The workshop were attended by 36 experts from 18 Asia Pacific countries. The opening remarks was given by Dr Bong-Kyun Park, Commissioner of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency.

The first agenda of the workshop was to updated participants on the CPM activities achievement presented by ...

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A floating threat: sea containers spread pests and diseases

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 11:50

FAO has recently published a news article on its homepage on the issue of sea containers, being dealt by the IPPC.

Invasive species arrive in new habitats through various channels, but shipping, is the main one.

And shipping today means sea containers: Globally, around 527 million sea container trips are made each year - China alone deals with over 133 million sea containers annually. It is not only their cargo, but the steel contraptions themselves, that can serve as vectors for the spread of exotic species capable of wreaking ecological and agricultural havoc.

To know more, please read the full FAO ...

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Five more IPPC Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016, 11:29

The IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that on 15 August 2016 five more diagnostic protocols (DPs) were adopted by the Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM):

  • DP 13 Erwinia amylovora (2004-009)
  • DP 14 Xanthomonas fragariae (2004-012)
  • DP 15 Citrus tristeza virus (2004-021)
  • DP 16 Genus Liriomyza Mik (2006-017)
  • DP 17 Aphelenchoides besseyi, A. ritzemabosi and A. fragariae (2006-025)

These DPs have now been added to the suite of adopted diagnostic protocols, annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests). The development of these protocols is thanks to the dedication and commitment of ...

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Harmonizing the IPPC diagnostic protocols to protect plant resource and to facilitate trade

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 16:36

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) meeting on Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) took place on 11-15 July 2016 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries and organized by the Plant Quarantine Produce Inspection Branch, Jamaica’s National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO). The meeting was attended by seven TPDP members (Australia, Canada, France, Jamaica, New Zealand, Netherlands and USA), as well as the TPDP Steward, one invited expert (EPPO), two representatives from the host organization, and two representatives from the IPPC Secretariat, Ms Adriana Moreira and Ms Stephanie Dubon ...

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A Milestone for Implementation of Enhancement Evaluation: Preparing for Establishment of an Oversight Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the IPPC

Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 09:32

The Focus Group on establishment of a new subsidiary body for implementation of the IPPC met from 18-22 July 2016 at the EPPO Headquarters in Paris, France. The Focus Group was established following the decision by CPM 11 (2016) so as to carefully consider the purpose, scope and functions of the new subsidiary body and to propose governance, membership, and Rules of Procedure. The Focus Group was composed of a member from each region nominated through their Bureau member, as well as of one representative from the CPM Bureau, the Capacity Development Committee (CDC), the Standard Committee (SC), the Regional ...

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2016 Mid-year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat held with the Theme “Moving towards One IPPC”

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 11:39

The 2016 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 15 July at the HQ-FAO in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for the first semester, to plan the core activities for the second semester, and to strengthen team building for moving towards “One IPPC”. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, with participation of the Secretariat’s staff. The IPPC Coordinator (Mr Craig Fedchock) and the Team Leads (Mr Brent Larson, Mr Orlando Sosa and Mr David Nowell) made briefings on their ...

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