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The IPPC Holding the Second PCE Facilitators Training in Thailand

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 20:27

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat organized and held the second training for the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators from 8 – 19 August 2016 in Chang Mai, Thailand under the Standards Trade and Development Facility (STDF) project 401: Training of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators.

The STDF project 401 seeks to improve national-level coordination and coherence of plant protection programmes through improved needs assessment and action planning. The aim of the project is to train a pool of individuals to facilitate phytosanitary needs assessment and action planning processes using the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool.

The PCE process ...

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Strengthening of Cooperation between the IPPC and STDF

Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 09:29

Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, had a meeting with Mr Melvin Spreij, the Secretary of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) on 15 June 2016, at FAO-HQ in Rome, Italy. Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Coordinator), Ms Sarah Brunel (the IPPC Implementation Officer) and Mr Marko Benovic (the IPPC Finance Officer), also attended the meeting. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss a number of topics related to projects funded by STDF, projects ongoing and potential next steps for moving forward in the relationship between the two organizations.

Ms Brunel reviewed the report of the most ...

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Workshop on Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation in Lebanon

Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2011, 10:10

The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) of the phytosanitary services in Lebanon was carried out in Beirut, Lebanon during the period 08 – 13 May, 2011, within the framework of the project: GCP/LEB/021/ITA. The application of the PCE was requested by the Government of Lebanon and supported by the FAO in-country representation.

The PCE was requested on the basis that it would identify the country priorities for strengthening the phytosanitary services and preparation of a national action plan (strategic framework).

The technical staff of the NPPO, as well as other relevant institutions such LARI (Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute), universities ...

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Use of the PCE as a tool to improve plant biosecurity in the Pacific region

Posted on Wed, 25 Aug 2010, 10:10

Taro root beetle (Papuana woodlarkiana) - photo by Amy Carmichael Queensland University of TechnologyThe Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool was developed by the IPPC Secretariat as a tool for use by countries to self assess their capacity to implement the Convention and the application of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The use of the PCE by many countries has demonstrated that it is a valuable tool that allows countries to establish their own national strategic plan and priorities for phytosanitary capacity development.

Recently fourteen states in the Pacific Island Community (Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, Niue, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea ...

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