The IPPC Regional Plant Protection Organization, Organismo Internacional Regional De Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA) is offering a free online course on the phytosanitary aspects associated with the production of coffee cultivation. The course “Tecnología para la producción del cultivo de café con énfasis en fitosanidad” will started today, 9 September 2019.
Interested candidates may apply at the following link: https://aulavirtual.oirsa.org/SV
03 September 2019, Rome - FAO and the IPPC Secretariat are calling for inspiring first-hand stories on plant health to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.
Deadlines of the Call for human-interest stories on plant health have been extended as follows:
• Applicants can send their story proposals by 30 September 2019;
• Finalized stories and images must be sent using the specific template by 15 November 2019 (see IYPH – My Story Annex 1).
The My Story template and all the instructions for submissions are provided at the link below:
The IPPC Secretariat is now soliciting nominations for authors of diagnostic protocols (DPs) to work in liaison with the members of Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) on the following DPs:
• Mononychelus tanajoa (2018-006)
• Citrus leprosis virus (2018-025)
• Psyllid vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (2018-030)
• Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae) on Triticum spp. (2019-002)
• Microcyclus ulei (2019-003)
• Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici UG 99 (2019-004)
For further information, please read the Call at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/calls/2019-08-call-for-authors-of-diagnostic-protocols/
The provisional agenda for the upcoming Standards Committee (SC) meeting in November is now posted at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/640/.
The SC will meet from 11 to 15 November at FAO headquarters. They will revise draft ISPMs, proposed recommendations to the CPM-15 (2020), will have strategic discussions on commodity standards and the technical panels work and discuss Implementation and Capacity Development (IC) Committee Interactions.
More information about the IPPC SC you can find at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/
The provisional agenda of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) November 2019 meeting is now available on the IPP Calendar at:
The meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019.
The IPPC Regional Workshops help participants understand the phytosanitary realities and challenges of each region, aiming to: 1. Analyze and prepare comments on draft ISPMs; 2. Build phytosanitary capacity and raise awareness on various activities of the IPPC Community; and finally 3. Provide a forum to exchanging experiences and ideas at the regional level.
Check the new video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ab7q-kPdk
The 2019 meeting report of the second Focus Group on Commodity and Pathways Standards is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87506/
For further information about the IPPC Focus group on commodity standards’ second meeting in 2019, please read the news item at https://www.ippc.int/en/news/making-progress-on-international-commodity-standards-for-phytosanitary-measures/
For additional data and resources about the topic, please visit the CPM Focus Group and Working Group reports webpage at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-focus-group-reports/
The presentations for the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshops are now available in French and Russian at the following link:
The Royal Mint of Belgium and the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment of Belgium will be issuing a 2 EURO commemorative coin to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. The initiative is undertaken in cooperation with FAO and the IPPC Secretariat to foster plant health throughout the European Union.
For further and detailed information, please visit the website of the Belgian National Plant Protection Organization at the following link:
The Final Report of the 14th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) is now available in all languages.
The report is accessible in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese at the following link:
Do you want to take part in activities and events related to the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020? FAO and the IPPC Secretariat have published the IYPH 2020 Visual identity guidelines for graphic designers. These graphic guidelines are designed to support all stakeholders that want to be actively involved in the IYPH-related activities and make good use of the IYPH visual identity.
Read the publication here: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca5418en
Vessels, shipping containers and break-bulk cargo can introduce exotic pests and diseases into new areas with harmful consequences on plant health, food security and the environment. The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has developed a video and a guide to assist relevant stakeholders with the identification and management of pests that may be present in imported goods and containers at approved arrangement sites.
Learn more at the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/arrival/pests
The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is to be held in Shizuoka, Japan between 28 October and 1 November 2019.
The new deadline for the registration for the International Symposium for Pest Free Areas and Surveillance is 16 August 2019!
Do not miss an opportunity to attend the Symposium to learn more and share your experience on:
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The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) will meet from 24 to 27 September 2019 in Cairns, Australia. Registration for the meeting is open and, experts in phytosanitary treatments and other measures are welcome to become a member and attend the upcoming meeting.
The PMRG was created to be an independent group that could consider issues related to phytosanitary treatments. It is a forum where critical phytosanitary treatment issues can be addressed through discussion and collaborative research and where global phytosanitary treatments issues can be scientific analysed and reviewed. The PMRG mission is to harmonize research on phytosanitary treatments and other ...