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GrainsEach year, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures holds a “scientific session” to consider emerging issues, such as new technologies or new pest threats. Past scientific sessions have addressed issues such as the potential impact of climate change on pest spread, food aid as a pathway for the transboundary movement of pests, aquatic plants as pests, and flaws in the current system for preventing pest spread.
The speakers for CPM-6 have been announced – click here to view the programme for this year’s scientific session.
Gary C. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American Export Grain Association, will ...
Cover of Forest GuideThe International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) provide guidance that is broadly applicable for forest health, monitoring, the safe transfer of germplasm and trade in trees and forest products. In order to clarify how the ISPMs apply to forestry, the FAO has developed the Guide to the implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry. The Guide provides simplified, easy-to-understand information on ISPMs and how forest management practices could play a role in implementing phytosanitary standards and facilitating safe trade. It does this by providing information on relevant concepts (e.g. phytosanitary certification, pest risk analysis, determination of pest ...
Opening speeches at CPM-6
In addition to adopting four strategic objectives for 2012-2019, the Commission also adopted new International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and identified the need to improve the standards setting process.
Early in the meeting, the CPM adopted three new phytosanitary treatments and an appendix to ISPM 26 on fruit fly trapping.
Discussions in two evening sessions and in the margins of the meeting addressed the more than 600 comments received 14 days prior to the CPM on the revisions of ISPM 7 (Phytosanitary certification system) and ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates), culminating in the adoption of these ...
Poster sessionThe list of posters that will be presented in the atrium during the sixth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures has been finalized and is now available on the IPP.
Click here to view the list.
Seven NPPOs and six international organizations have indicated that they will present posters and provide publications on topics such as pest surveillance, tools for pest diagnostics, pest risk analysis, food security and capacity building initiatives.
Delegates attending the CPM are encouraged to visit the atrium to see the posters.
Side event discussionsDuring CPM-6, sixteen side events are scheduled to take place in the Mexico and Lebanon rooms.
Click here to open the schedule of side events.
Several of the side events will focus on capacity building activities in the different regions. Others will cover pest diagnostics, the new guide to the implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry as well as resource mobilisation. Side events on Friday will demonstrate the International Phytosanitary Portal and the prototype of the Online Comment System.
Tuesday through Thursday (15-17 March) the side events are planned for lunch time (13:15-14:45) and the time ...