Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 14:09
The IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America was held 20-23 October 2015 in Lima, Peru. The Workshop was hosted by the Peruvian NPPO, organized by the Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and financially supported by COSAVE, OIRSA and the IPPC Secretariat. Seventeen representatives of the IPPC contracting parties and IICA staff attended the workshop, and the IPPC Secretariat participated remotely and through videoconference during the two last days of the meeting.
The participants were quite active and in many cases helped directly to deliver the presentations and coordinate the discussions, as part of the activities prepared for the meeting and a substantive amount of new data were produced for the case of surveillance programs, apart from the comments to draft ISPMs. In the workshop evaluation they expressed appreciation for the opportunity to participate and the huge amount of information received on different areas of work of the IPPC. The workshop also included sessions on emerging pests of importance for the region and other issues of regional interest in the IPPC framework.