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China’s Contribution of Two Million USD to Strengthening Capacity of IPPC Developing Contracting Parties through the China-FAO South-South Cooperation Programme

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 10:17

The FAO-China Sixth Annual Consultation Meeting on the South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme was held at FAO-HQ on 24 February 2017. Through extensive review and discussion, it was officially confirmed that the Chinese Government is willing to contributing two million USD for strengthening capacity of IPPC developing contracting parties (CPs) through the FAO-China SSC Programme. The signature ceremony was took place by the end of meeting, where the arrangement of the IPPC-China project was signed by Ms Maria Helena Semedo, the FAO Deputy Director-General (Climate and Natural Resources), and His Excellency Mr Niu Dun, the Ambassador of China to FAO. The ...

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The Annual Meeting of the IPPC Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) Held at FAO

Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 11:35

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met from 13 to 17 February 2017 at FAO-HQ in Rome, Italy. The main objective of the meeting was to revise draft DPs, review their work programme and discuss several horizontal issues related to DPs. The meeting was chaired by Juliet Goldsmith (CAHFSA), and attended by seven TPDP members (Canada, China, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States of America and Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)), the TPDP Steward (Jane Chard, United Kingdom), as well as one invited expert (Françoise Petter, European and Mediterranean ...

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Successful Completion of Trainings on Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Facilitators under Support of STDF Project 401 (Phase I)

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 10:37

Photograph: Copyright G.N. Alit Susanta Wirya

The IPPC Secretariat has successfully completed the first phase of the STDF401 project “Training of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Trainers”, with 40 phytosanitary experts well trained from over 36 countries, plus 21 lawyers from 13 countries and some FAO and IPPC staff. This project has contributed directly to this effort through the development of a pool of qualified experts to serve as facilitators of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool.

The first phase of the project involved making a call to identify suitable candidates and to select candidates based on rigorous selection criteria ...

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The Major Achievements of the Standard Setting Unit of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016 and its Key Activities for 2017

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 09:05

The year 2016 has been extraordinary for the Standard Setting Unit (SSU) of the IPPC Secretariat with remarkable achievements obtained, and highlighted as follows:

1) A total of 12 ISPMs (including DPs, PTs and Glossary terms) were adopted by the CPM-11 (2016) or by the SC on behalf of the CPM; and an unprecedented 28 standards were submitted for adoption in 2016.

2) The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments concluded that there is no evidence to support that there are significant differences in cold tolerance among populations of Ceratitis capitata from geographically separate regions; and this was a breakthrough for ...

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Welcome to the Republic of the Gambia as the 183rd Contracting Party to the IPPC

Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 14:15

The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to officially announce that the Republic of the Gambia became the 183rd Contracting Party to the IPPC adhering to the Convention on 17 November 2016. On behalf of the entire IPPC Community, we warmly welcome the Republic of the Gambia as the 183rd Contracting Party. We are looking forward to working with the Republic of the Gambia in implementing the IPPC at a national level. We are also expecting their active involvement and positive contribution to the IPPC work programme in their new role.

The IPPC Secretariat staff and FAO Gambia had already worked closely ...

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Global diagnostics for plant pests - five new IPPC diagnostic protocols adopted.

Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017, 15:24

1. Dendroctonus ponderosae, dorsal habitus aspect showing entire specimen (shape, surface sculpturing and coloration). Photo courtesy of K. Bolte, Canadian Forest Service, Canada.


Already in 2017, the Standards Committee (SC) have adopted five DPs on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). This means that 2017 looks to become as productive a year as 2016 for the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) and the SC.

A full 22 diagnostic protocols are now in the suite of adopted annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests) providing specific guidance for how to diagnose a wide range of pests ...

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Close Cooperation between the IPPC and Sri Lanka for Advancing Implementation of ePhyto in the Asia Pacific Region

Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 11:11

Above: Left to Right: DMJB Senanayake, RAP Ranaweera, LC Hewage, NS Assala Arachchi, NJM Nathavitharana, J Nimanthika, KC Withanage, P Neimanis, C Karunaratne, WMD Wasala, IK Warshamana, MTMDR Perera, MPM Senarathne, JPL Hettige.

Mr Peter Neimanis, the Chair of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG), and Mr Chin Karunaratne, the representative of ESG, travelled to Sri Lanka from the 10th to 17th of December 2016. The main objective of this business travel was to continue project planning with officers of the Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka for implementation of the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS). These dates included meetings with ...

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CPM-12 will be held outside of Rome for the first time in history

Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017, 10:49

On 30 January 2017, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations issued an invitation to the IPPC Contracting Parties (CPs) for attending the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The Session will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, at the Songdo Convention Center from 5 to 11 April 2017. The Session is being convened under the provisions of Article XI of the International Plant Protection Convention (1997) and is open to all Contracting Parties to the Convention. CPM-12 is a milestone event for the IPPC Community as it is the ...

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Teamwork Award from FAO-AG Department to IPPC-IAEA Joint Team on the Fruit Fly Standards

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017, 09:03

On 26 January 2017 an award for exceptional teamwork was conferred on the cross-UN agency team consisting of staff from the Joint FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, and staff from the Standard setting unit of the IPPC Secretariat. The award is an honour bestowed upon staff of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of FAO who carry out activities through exceptional teamwork that have a major impact on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the FAO strategic objectives.

Over the past 12 years, the IPPC-IAEA joint team has worked first ...

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Canada's contribution to IPPC

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 11:06

Copyright: FAO/Lea Plantek

Canada has announced its financial support to the IPPC and other standard setting organizations. This has been recently announced in Berlin by Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Read the full news on the FAO website: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/463873/icode/

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A Regular Programme P4 Post (Agricultural Officer) Announced for the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 10:42

The IPPC Secretariat is hiring an Agricultural Officer (the Regular Programme P4 post) to work as the lead of the Integration and Support Team (IST) under the supervision of the Secretary to the IPPC.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international agreement on plant health with adherence of over 180 contracting parties, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests. The Secretariat of the IPPC, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary ...

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2017 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat Held with the Theme “Teamwork”

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 15:23

The 2017 annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 19 January at the FAO HQs in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, to plan the core activities for 2017, and to strengthen teamwork for moving towards “One IPPC”. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders Brent Larson (SSU lead), Orlando Sosa (IFU lead) and Dorota Buzon (IST officer in charge), made briefings for the respected teams, while Marko Benovic and Mirko Montuori ...

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Focus on the oriental fruit fly’s impact on international trade

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 14:04

Bactrocera dorsalis on a dragon fruit. Photo credits: Rui Cardoso Pereira.

The world of plant pests is immense. There are thousands of pest species that attack or infest a likewise high number of plant species resulting in crop losses with extremely detrimental effects on food security and poverty reduction. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) aims to help reduce the introduction and spread of plant pests between countries through harmonized measures applied to the international movement of plants and plant products. The task is challenging due to the complexity of the combination of pests and hosts. Recent research confirming that ...

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Great Achievements in Organizing IPPC Regional Workshops for 2016

Posted on Mon, 09 Jan 2017, 09:00

Pulsatilla vulgaris var. costeana, endemic plant of the Grands Causses (France). The IPPC vision is to protect plants. IPPC Regional Workshop contribute to this vision. All contributors to the 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops are warmly thanked. © Cédric Rajadel (https://www.facebook.com/CedricRPhoto/)



The IPPC Secretariat, in a close collaboration with relevant RPPOs and FAO Regional/Sub-regional offices, successfully organized seven IPPC Regional Workshops for 2016. The workshops were extensively attended by 212 participants from 114 Contracting Parties (CPs). The specificities of the 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops were to engage CPs in learning how to analyze draft ISPMs and formulate ...

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