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Call for Phytosanitary Technical Resources

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 15:04

Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:

  • Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.

  • Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...

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Capacity Development Committee Continues Progress to Strengthen Phytosanitary Systems

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 10:55

The IPPC’s Capacity Development Committee (CDC met 1-5 June 2015 in San Jose, Costa Rica. This was the sixth meeting of the CDC since it formed in 2012 to guide the IPPC’s Secretariat’s work to implement the Capacity Development Strategy and Work plan that the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures approved. The InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture hosted the meeting.

At the meeting, the CDC advised on two global-level projects for which it is the project steering committee. The group also discussed options for new projects and activities including the program of side sessions for the 11th ...

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The IPPC exhibition "Pests without Borders"

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2015, 16:25

The photo contest “Pests without Borders”, organized by the IPPC Secretariat and its Capacity Development Committee, with the financial support from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), had the objective to raise public awareness on the protection of cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.

CPM-10 also marked the inauguration of the IPPC exhibition “Pests without Borders”.

The printed photos are now available for display for other organizations. More information at http://www.phytosanitary.info/ippc-exhibition-pests-without-borders

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The report from the 5th meeting of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) is now posted!

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 16:55

The fifth meeting of the Capacity Development Committee was held in Rome, Italy, on the 1st-5th December 2014.

The full report is available here.

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Call for nomination of members and potential alternate of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC)

Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 12:19

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified candidates to be members of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC). At its 7th Session (CPM-7, 2012) the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures agreed to create the IPPC CDC to provide oversight and contribute to the delivery of the IPPC Strategic Objective of developing National Phytosanitary Capacity of its members. Members serve for terms of two years, with a maximum of six years. All IPPC Contact Points and RPPOs contact points are invited to nominate suitable candidates to serve as members of the CDC by 30th September 2014 ...

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The report from the 2nd meeting of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) is now posted!

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 19:23

The second meeting of the Capacity Development Committee was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between the 27th-31st of May 2013. Please find the full report here. The CDC represents a major step forward on national, regional and global cooperation to prevent the spread of pests. This work on capacity development provides a bridge towards implementation of the science-based guidelines that every country in the world can use as a basis to trade efficiently while safeguarding plant resources from the threat of pests. The CDC is comprised of technical representatives from all regions, and they oversee the development of tools to ...

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Italian Rural Development Directorate hosts first meeting of International Plant Protection Convention’s Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2013, 14:52

December 2012, Rome - The Rural Development Directorate of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies hosted the launch of the new Capacity Development Committee of the International Plant Protection Convention. The International Plant Protection Convention is an international treaty hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that includes 177 member countries and this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The International Plant Protection Convention facilitates global cooperation to protect plant resources from pests. Pests such as insects, diseases and invasive plants can damage a country’s food security, natural habitats and market access. Cooperation to prevent ...

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International Plant Protection Convention Launches Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2013, 14:36

Photo: Simon Griffee The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will hold the initial meeting of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC) from 03-07 December 2012, hosted by the Italian Rural Development Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture in Rome. The IPPC is an international treaty with 177 members, cooperating to protect global plant resources from pests. The IPPC is the world’s primary framework for plant health, recognized by the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) as the only standard setting body for trade in plants and plant products. Pests ...

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Call for nomination of members of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC).

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 18:11

The International Plant Protection Convention(IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified candidates to be members of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee(CDC).

At its 7th Session (CPM-7) the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures agreed to create the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC) as a successor to the Expert Working Group for Phytosanitary Capacity Development (EWG-CD) that has been in existence since 2010. The terms of reference for selection of members and rules of procedure for the CDC were also adopted by CPM-7. The NPPOs and RPPOs are expected to nominate potential candidates to serve in the CDC and submit ...

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