Vista de elementos de October, 2016

The IPPC Grain Standard Moving forward Slowly but Surely

Publicado on Jue, 13 Oct 2016, 12:43

An Expert Working Group met in Melbourne, Australia from 19-23 September 2016 to begin drafting an International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on the International Movement of Grain (2008-007). The meeting was chaired by Mr Bill MAGEE (Australia) and Mr David HEINRICH (Australia) and attended by 15 participants. Experts from around the world gathered to discuss and decide what elements should be included in this standard; industry representatives were also invited and provided active input to the discussions. Following guidance from the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures to ensure ISPMs contain requirements, the experts strove to reach consensus on requirements for ...

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El primer paso hacia el Año Internacional de la Sanidad Vegetal en 2020

Publicado on Mié, 12 Oct 2016, 09:34

Tras el éxito de la actividad paralela del Comité de Agricultura (COAG) de la FAO, el 27 de septiembre de 2016, para marcar el comienzo oficial de la campaña para establecer un Año Internacional de la Sanidad Vegetal en 2020 (AISV 2020), el COAG debatió formalmente este tema durante su plenaria del 29 de septiembre de 2016, celebrada en Roma, Italia. El Sr. Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General del Ministerio de Agricultura y Silvicultura de Finlandia, presentó la propuesta en nombre del Gobierno de Finlandia y proporcionó una buena información general y justificación de la propuesta del AISV 2020. Afirmó que ...

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The CPM Financial Committee Meeting Held in Italy

Publicado on Mar, 11 Oct 2016, 09:37

The CPM Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 3 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom, the CPM Chair from Australia, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary. The meeting was attended by Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Mr Ralf Lopian (Finland) as well as Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Advisor) and Mr Marko Benovic (the IPPC Financial Consultant). For the first time, Mr Francisco Tristante from the European Union was invited to participate in the meeting as an observer.

The CPM FC discussed mainly the recent resource ...

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How a USDA worker became an action-adventure comic character

Publicado on Lun, 10 Oct 2016, 10:23

Just how does a humble federal worker in Washington end up as a rugged explorer in a widely syndicated comic strip? Well, from a simple call about a forest fire, the creative sparks flew. James Allen is the newest cartoonist behind “Mark Trail,” the King Features adventure-soap strip whose title character has been battling wilderness scofflaws for seven decades. And last year, as research for a new comic narrative, he needed some official information.

See more in the Washington Post

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The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project held in Argentina

Publicado on Lun, 10 Oct 2016, 10:03

The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project (PTC) was held at the offices of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Cálidad Agroalimentaria de la República Argentina (SENASA) in La Plata, Argentina from 3-7 October 2016. The meeting, chaired by Mr Nico Horn, the chair of the ESG from the Netherlands, was attended by the members of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) as well as staff of the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC). Mr Shane Sela, the Project Manager for ePhyto, participated in the meeting on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat. The objective of the meeting was ...

Etiquetas: ePhytoGeNSIPPC ePhyto Steering GroupESG
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The 3rd Training Workshop on the PCE Facilitators successfully organized in Ronciglione, Italy

Publicado on Jue, 06 Oct 2016, 14:23

Held in Ronciglione, Italy, from September 19th – 30th 2016, the 3rd training workshop on the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitators brought together eight carefully selected phytosanitary experts from Anglophone Africa and the Near East and 4 staff of the FAO legal division. Workshop participants were trained to broaden and enhance their expertise in facilitating the application of the PCE tool. This two-week intensive training was conducted in an effort to improve existing or planned phytosanitary capacity systems the IPPC, with the financial support of the STDF.

Although the PCE is designed in principle as a self-assessment tool, its effective application ...

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Comentarios recopilados a partir de los períodos de consulta

Publicado on Jue, 06 Oct 2016, 14:00

La recopilación de observaciones de los miembros sobre los proyectos de NIMF se han publicado en el PFI:

Por favor revise los documentos para asegurarse de que los comentarios reflejan correctamente los enviados por su punto de contacto en el Sistema de Comentarios en Línea.

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