The IPPC community is urged to share experiences in establishing and maintaining pest free areas

Publicado on Vie, 19 Oct 2018, 14:27

Contribute your case study for a "Guide on Pest Free Areas" by 9 November 2018. Photo: ©FAO/Olivier Asselin

The Intentional Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has recently launched a call for case studies - with relevant pictures - to be included in a Guide on Pest Free Areas and a related database. The Guide aims to provide general guidance to National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) wanting to establish and maintain:

  • pest free areas (PFA);

  • pest free places of production (PFPP);

  • pest free production sites (PFPS) and

  • areas of low pest prevalence (ALLP).

It will clarify the principal requirements for the establishment, maintenance, declaration and recognition of PFAs, PFPPs, PFPSs. and ALLPs.

The guide has being developed by experts from the USDA APHIS, the joint FAO/IAEA division, the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil ,the Ministry of Agriculture of Egypt and an independent consultant in close coordination with the IPPC Secretariat. The IPPC Pest Free Area guide and supplementary resources are being developed with the financial support of Agriculture Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Who can contribute?

NPPOs, RPPOs and other international organizations wishing to share their experiences and knowledge with the IPPC community through case studies.

When is the deadline?

9 November 2018

How can I submit a case study?

Complete this template and send it to Ketevan Lomsadze ( with the email subject line “Case study for PFA guide”.

Please note that submissions will be reviewed against pre-established criteria and might not necessarily be published.

Further information

Please contact Ketevan Lomsadze ( for more information.



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