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Attention: Access to FAO on Sunday before CPM-7

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2012, 09:10

For those CPM7 participants who will be attending coordination meetings on Sunday, the 18th March, please be informed that due to the Rome Marathon, the only way to access FAO will be from Viale Aventino-Metro entrance. An FAO security officer will be there with the Italian local police to facilitate your access. Please bring the CPM-7 (2012) invitation letter with you or your building pass, for those holding one.

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Guide to implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry debuts at the sixth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Fri, 08 Apr 2011, 10:10

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 ...

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Scientific session at CPM-6 to examine approaches for addressing pest risks associated with grains and wood

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2011, 09:10

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 ...

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Poster session to be held during CPM-6 will highlight tools for plant protection

Posted on Fri, 25 Feb 2011, 09:10

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.

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Side events during CPM-6 to feature capacity building and other activities

Posted on Fri, 25 Feb 2011, 09:10

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 ...

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WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures turns spotlight on major new standards under development and the IPPC budget deficit

Posted on Thu, 04 Nov 2010, 09:10

Magic numberDuring the 20 – 21 October meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Committee) at WTO headquarters in Geneva, attention was drawn to a new phytosanitary standards under development that could have a major impact on international trade in goods. In particular, it was noted that work is underway on a standard for “minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade”, and a similar standard for air containers and aircraft will be developed in future.

Delegates were cautioned that work on these important standards could be delayed as the IPPC standards-setting programme is facing ...

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Scientific session during CPM-5 raises awareness about forest pests and aquatic invasive species

Posted on Thu, 22 Apr 2010, 10:10

During the CPM-5 Scientific Session, Professor Clive Brasier of Forest Research UK gave a talk entitled "Scientific and operational flaws in international protocols for preventing entry and spread of plant pathogens via 'plants for planting'". He gave examples of forest pathogens that have been spread through the international movement of 'plants for planting', and he proposed means by which this risk can be addressed.

Dr. Geoffrey Howard of the IUCN Invasive Species Initiative gave a presentation entitled "Aquatic plants and IPPC". He described the biology of aquatic plants and gave examples of the threats posed by invasive aquatic plants. Click ...

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Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives opened the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2010, 09:10

His Excellency the Honourable Peter Daka, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Zambia opened the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures on 22 March. In his opening remarks he stressed the importance of the IPPC. He noted the importance of pathway management and safe trade to avoid the introduction of pests. He highlighted the need to achieve more recognition and gain political and financial support in order to improve implementation. He concluded that standards that are developed take their full value when they are implemented and countries get the benefits of market access. The Minister declared the 5th ...

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Parallel events during the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2010, 09:10

A poster session will be held in the atrium during the CPM.

Click here to view the tentative agenda for side events.

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Traffic and Parking Restrictions in Rome for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March 2010

Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2010, 09:10

The Italian authorities have informed FAO that on Saturday 20th March there will be some traffic and parking restrictions in the street surrounding the Headquarters premises due to a demonstration. Therefore on Saturday 20th March, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs, entrance/exit for vehicles to the FAO premises will be through - Largo Fioritto - Viale Baccelli - Ramp 2 (Caracalla side). Exit only through Bldg. D - Viale Aventino will be allowed as usual until 13.30 hrs, proceeding to Via Aventina. Furthermore, on Sunday 21st March there will be traffic and parking restrictions in the street surrounding the Headquarters premises ...

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Posting of documents for the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2010, 09:10

Documents for the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures are being made available on the following page of the IPPC website:

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Presentations from the CPM-4 scientific session on pest movement through food aid shipments are available on the IPP

Posted on Fri, 03 Apr 2009, 10:10

The presentations from the CPM-4 scientific session on pest movement through food aid shipments are available on the IPP at the following links: PEST MOVEMENT BY FOOD AID SHIPMENT: Indonesia's Experience, given by Mr. Arfin Tasrif on behalf of the Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency Insect Infestation in Food Aid & Phytosanitary Risks and Responses, given by Rick Hodges on behalf of UN World Food Programme

The presenters contact information is also provided.

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Decision documents and compiled comments posted for CPM-4

Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2009, 09:10

All decision documents for the Fourth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-4) have been posted in English, and will be posted in other languages upon receipt from translators. Additional information documents will be posted as they become available.

Comments received on draft ISPMs presented to CPM-4 (annexes of document CPM2009/2) have been compiled and are posted at the link below.

A provisional schedule of events for the week of CPM-4 has also been posted.

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CPM-3 presentations now available on the IPP

Posted on Mon, 04 Aug 2008, 10:10

The following presentations have been made available on the IPP: Climate Change and Invasive Alien Species Expert Meeting Working Group 3 on Climate-related Transboundary Pests and Diseases Including Relevant Aquatic Species Special Session: UG 99 Status, Management and Prevention

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