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Scientists gear up to battle invasive species

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 08:34

A research programme to tackle invasive species that kill plants and sicken animals is getting under way at the United Kingdom’s Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI). The programme, worth US$50 million, aims to find scientific solution that help farmers to either defeat or adapt to the presence of invasive species. The goal is to tackle the devastating economic impact of such species, estimated to be around $183 billion in lost crops and revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia every year.

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IPPC Secretariat and Senior CABI officials meet in Rome

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 14:18

An IPPC delegation led by Secretary Jingyuan Xia met with a delegation of senior officials from CAB International led by CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls on Thursday, October 22. During the meeting the two parties drafted a letter of intent with some specific goals for the future which, once reviewed and finalized, should lay the foundation for a future programme of work aimed at enhancing awareness of both organizations and the importance of plant health and protection. Among other things, the two organizations hope to participate in joint Plantwise/IPPC workshops and cooperate on the promotion of an international year of ...

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CABI and IPPC Technical Working Group meets in Rome

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 16:47

This past week, the Technical Working Group (TWG) between the IPPC Secretariat and CABI, including its Plantwise programme, met at FAO Headquarters in Rome to review the progress made since they convened last January to identify the areas of common interest and possible joint activities in the future. Given the different but complementary nature of IPPC and CABI activities, the TWG intends to explore how they can best synergize their respective missions while also improving understanding and building capacity amongst IPPC contracting parties and CABI member countries on areas of mutual interest. Discussions during the two-day meeting aimed to highlight ...

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IPPC/CABI Plantwise Collaboration Initiated

Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2013, 20:42

In recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, the IPPC and CABI Plantwise have agreed to initiate secondments between their organizations to increase transparency and effectiveness. The IPPC Secretariat at FAO Headquarters in Rome welcomes Ms. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan that will further implement these efforts.

David Nowell, the lead for the IPPC’s efforts on national reporting obligations, considers that this is the beginning of a more beneficial working arrangement for both parties. "I can see a lot of potential on the ...

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IPPC/CABI Roundtable Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

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On Monday 22 January, senior representatives from the IPPC Secretariat and the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI) met to discuss their working relationship and establish contact points, as their work programmes include many common interests in the areas of policy, standard setting and capacity development. The roundtable meeting touched on issues of pest listing, pest reporting, enhancing awareness, and a list of action points was developed. The meeting took place in a productive atmosphere and yielding positive results. Both parties anticipate a follow-up meeting in the near future.

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