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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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WTO and FAO to Collaborate on Trade and Food Safety

Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 10:42

The leaders of the WTO and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced on 2 November their agreement to collaborate on the issue of trade and food safety. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva agreed at the FAO headquarters in Rome that the two organizations will look into how sanitary and phytosanitary standards and food safety can facilitate trade and promote development.

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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 ...

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The IPPC, climate change and food security

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015, 15:17

14 July 2015. The IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, delivered the keynote speech at the Milan Expo conference on “Climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources”, organized by the European Commission in the framework of the Milan Expo.

Mr Fedchock focused on the impacts and inter-relations of plant health, climate change and food security. The IPPC Coordinator noted that pests are nowadays unfortunately in the news due to the challenges posed to plant health, while more attention should be given to international regulations and good practices to address these challenges. Mr Fedchock noted how ...

Tags: food securityenvironmental protectiontrade facilitationcapacity developmentIYPHClimate changephytosanitary risk
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