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The IPPC Secretariat announces the delivery of the training for future facilitators of the Beyond Compliance tools

Publicado on Lun, 22 Jul 2019, 09:43

Future facilitators for the Beyond Compliance tools attended a training course from 2 to 7 June 2019. ©FAO

7 June 2019, Windsor – The training course for potential facilitators for using the Beyond Compliance tools under the project MTF/INT/336/STF “Rolling out Systems Approach globally – sharing tools for enhanced application of Systems Approach and market negotiation on plant pest risk” was recently completed.

The project is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. Imperial College London (ICL)‘s Centre for Environmental Policy is the originator of the ...

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Modified atmosphere storage does not reduce the efficacy of phytosanitary irradiation treatments for Tephritidae fruit flies

Publicado on Vie, 19 Jul 2019, 09:13

Figure 1: Ms. Olga Barrera, Mr. Luis Caravantes, and Mr. Alexandre Araujo dissecting irradiated mangoes for phytosanitary research. © IAEA

12 July 2019, Vienna - The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) just ended their annual meeting at the Headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna, Austria, where they reviewed scientific data from a recent study carried out by the Joint FAO /IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This study was carried out under the technical supervision of Ms Vanessa S. Dias and was undertaken to understand how low oxygen influences the efficacy of irradiation treatments ...

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Phytosanitary treatment options for plant health: the IPPC Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments meeting

Publicado on Jue, 18 Jul 2019, 12:41

12 July 2019, Vienna - Phytosanitary treatments (PTs) are essential for controlling regulated pests in articles and goods, especially those that are regulated for trade on an international scale. The IPPC PTs are an alternative to methyl bromide and help protect biodiversity. They provide the minimum requirements necessary to control regulated pests; and offer guidance on specific plant health treatments issues.

The IPPC Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) met from 8 to 12 July 2019 in Vienna, Austria to discuss various PT related issues. The meeting was organized by the IPPC Secretariat and hosted by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division ...

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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) Goes Live

Publicado on Lun, 15 Jul 2019, 12:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is proud to announce the release of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System (GeNs). From today, any country interested in joining the IPPC GeNs can begin its registration process. Interested countries are encouraged to visit the following link where full instructions are given: https://www.ephytoexchange.org/landing/gens/index.html

The release of the IPPC GeNS is a success story of the IPPC ePhyto Solution Project. While hard work is still ahead, the project has come a long way from an idea to a functioning system where countries are exchanging IPPC ePhytos ...

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Harnessing technology to benefit the environment: the IPPC at the 10th InforMEA Steering Committee Meeting

Publicado on Vie, 05 Jul 2019, 14:46

The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee in Montreux, Switzerland. © UNEP

14 June 2019, Montreux - The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee was held from 11 to 14 June 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland. Ms Paola Sentinelli, Information Management Officer of the IPPC Secretariat, attended the meeting.

The InforMEA Program is committed to harnessing innovative technology to share knowledge; and harmonizing information systems across the environmental community and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA). It has been supported by UN Environment since 2010; and financially supported by the European Union since 2014.

As the project moves into its third phase, the ...

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The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat: reviewing key achievements and future plans

Publicado on Vie, 05 Jul 2019, 10:28

The IPPC Secretariat reviewed key achievements for the first half of 2019 and plans for the next semester at their mid-year meeting. © FAO

2 July 2019, Rome – The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The meeting was chaired by IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan Xia, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Following the briefing from unit (team, task force and group) leaders, Mr Xia highlighted key achievements for the first semester and the core activities for the second semester of 2019. The meeting ended with a lively discussion on how to promote and ...

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A new version of the IPPC Online Comment System launched today for opening of 2019 consultations

Publicado on Lun, 01 Jul 2019, 14:49

The IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) was upgraded to a new 6.4 version today, 1st July 2019. The new user interface and enhanced system’s features will facilitate the process of drafting and submitting comments by IPPC contact points.

The main enhancement for users include:

• In-line editor of comments (fixed right-hand comment box disappeared, with improved system’s usability).

• Possibility to format the text of the document (basic fonts, italic, bold, underlined, insertion of special characters, etc.).

• You can always edit your comment and delete your own comments.

• Access to the paragraph history.

• Like/dislike comments feature.

• Possibility to ...

Etiquetas: OCSOnline Comment System
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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System will go live on the 15th of July

Publicado on Lun, 01 Jul 2019, 12:04

The IPPC Secretariat is proud to announce that on July 15th the Generic National System component of the IPPC ePhyto Solution will go live! This means that countries without their own national electronic certification system who wish to join the IPPC ePhyto Solution can begin their registration process and once fully prepared, can join the IPPC ePhyto Solution through the use of the GeNS. The GeNS is a centralized web- based system that any country without their own electronic certification system can use to connect to the ePhyto Hub in order to produce, send and receive ePhytos. The IPPC Secretariat ...

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Minimizing the impact of plant pests - a global surveillance system for crop diseases

Publicado on Lun, 01 Jul 2019, 10:56

Originally native to the Americas, since 2016 the Fall Armyworm, a destructive pest, has rapidly spread into Africa, the Near East and Asia. ©FAO/Lekha Edirisinghe

28 June 2019 - Each year an estimated 10 to16 percent of global harvests are lost to plant pests and diseases, at an estimated cost of over USD 220 billion. Pests, pathogens and weeds cause the loss of more than 40 percent of the world’s food supply. A global surveillance system for monitoring and improving response to crop diseases and pests could help prevent some of these losses.

“Science” journal has just published an ...

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Making progress on international commodity standards for phytosanitary measures

Publicado on Vie, 28 Jun 2019, 16:10

IPPC Focus group on commodity standards’ second meeting in 2019. Participants included Focus group members and the IPPC Secretariat. © FAO

21 June 2019, Rome – An important element of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)’s work is to safeguard agriculture and facilitate safe trade. As part of this effort, the new IPPC Strategic Framework 2002-2030 includes developing commodity and pathway specific standards. Much progress on this topic was made during the second meeting of the IPPC focus group on commodity standards with its newly revised terms of reference (ToRs).

The meeting took place in Rome from 17 to 21 June ...

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Implementing the 2020-2030 IPPC Strategic Framework: Considerations from CPM Bureau June 2019 meeting

Publicado on Mié, 26 Jun 2019, 12:47

The June 2019 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting. © FAO

14 June 2019, Rome – The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met in Rome from 10 to 14 June 2019 to focus on how to implement the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030.

The IPPC Secretary Mr. Jingyuan Xia highlighted that when planning activities it was important to link the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 and the five-year investment plan. He also stressed the need to mobilize resources for both the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) and the IPPC ePhyto solution work programmes.

Based on the new strategic framework ...

Etiquetas: BureauCPM Bureau
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The IPPC Financial Committee discusses the IPPC Secretariat’s 2021 budget and other matters

Publicado on Lun, 24 Jun 2019, 16:59

The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. © FAO

7 June 2019, Rome - The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 before the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting which began on 10 June 2019. The FC mainly discussed ways to link the IPPC Strategic framework for 2020-2030, the 5 year investment plan of the IPPC Secretariat for 2020-2024, and the IPPC Secretariat Work Plan and Budget for 2021.

The FC received an update on the financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat and focused its discussion ...

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A fruitful week for the IPPC ePhyto Project Team in the United Kingdom

Publicado on Lun, 24 Jun 2019, 16:25

The IPPC ePhyto solution’s technical aspects and business processes were discussed during a meeting with the national plant protection organisation (NPPO) of the United Kingdom. © FAO

12 June 2019, London - Working directly with industry representatives is essential for the success of the IPPC electronic certification (ePhyto) solution. On 10 June 2019, Peter Neimanis and Christian Dellis, respectively Chair and Technical Lead of the ePhyto Steering Group, presented the IPPC ePhyto solution at the IT Strategic Session of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) annual meeting in London. Participants learned about the progress and technical aspects of the IPPC ePhyto ...

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Enhancing food security through trade facilitation

Publicado on Lun, 24 Jun 2019, 09:26

How can digitising the phytosanitary certification process help to enhance food security? Craig Fedchock, Advisor at the International Plant Protection Secretariat, explains.

Read full article at: https://www.tradefacilitation.org/blog/enhancing-food-security-trade-facilitation/

Etiquetas: ePhyto
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