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Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa’s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of being battle-ready on a grand scale rather than leaving those who are struggling to make daily lives take up arms against a pest they barely know about, is therefore not difficult to see. Thus, strengthening our national or preferably regional approach to plant protection could be key.

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Tags: Tuta absolutasurveillanceIPPCWTOSPS Agreementfood securitytradeprotect agricluturegovernment
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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (2015)

Posted on Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 08:37

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held 14-17 September, in Amman, Jordan, and there were 40 participants from 14 contracting parties and West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Workshop was organized by the FAO Regional Office for the Near East (FAO-RNE), the Jordan Plant Protection Organization and the IPPC Secretariat; and it was funded by FAO-NRE as well as from the IPPC Trust Fund.

The Workshop was co-chaired by Ms Fida'a Ali Al-Rawabdeh, Head of the Jordan Plant Protection Organization, and Mr Saad Moussa, Head of the Egyptian Plant Protection Organization, with ...

Tags: capacity developmentstandard settingNROsplant health standardstrade facilitationsurveillance
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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Pacific (2015)

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 10:11

The Workshop was organized by the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) for 29-31 July 2015, with the participation of representatives from 19 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in that region. The Workshop was funded with assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Market Access project (PHAMA), and financed by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Workshop was co-chaired by PPPO Secretary, Mr Josua Wainiqolo and PPPO Chairman, Mr Ngatoko Ngatoko with the support of the IPPC Secretariat representative, Mrs. Ana Peralta. The objectives of the Workshop were:

  1. to learn how to analyze draft International Standards for ...

Tags: capacity developmentstandard settingNROsplant health standardstrade facilitationsurveillance
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Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) ISPM-6: Guidelines for Surveillance

Posted on Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 09:10

Dear IPPC Contact Points,

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) has been asked to conduct an exercise by the Standards Committee (SC) to identify challenges with implementation of ISPM6- Guidelines for Surveillance.

In this respect, we will be conducting a series of workshops later this year and early next year to compile challenges and best practices around the globe on implementation of ISPM6. For more information on the workshops please follow this link: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111050

We are at the same time conducting a global survey using a standard questionnaire. The results of the ...

Tags: Implementation Review and Support SystemIRSSGuidesurveillance
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