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The IPPC Standards Committee progress important standards

Размещено on Чтв, 23 Ноя 2017, 16:55

The Standards Committee (SC), with 27 participants, representing all seven FAO regions, met between 13-17 November 2017 at FAO-HQ in Rome, Italy. The SC led by their Chairperson, Mr Ezequiel FERRO (Argentina), had fruitful discussions on topics of major concern to the phytosanitary world.

Particularly, a long sought compromise was reached on the reorganization of the suite of fruit fly standards. The reorganization will be presented to the CPM-13 (2018). The reorganization should help countries, especially developing countries, have a better and more logical framework to implement the phytosanitary measures related to fruit flies.

The SC reviewed several draft standards ...

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Establishment of a Research Group on Sea Containers Phytosanitary Standards in China

Размещено on Чтв, 23 Ноя 2017, 13:07

The photo from AQSIQ of China

A National Workshop on Sea Containers Phytosanitary Standards was organized by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the Peoples’ Republic of China, from 8-9 November 2017, in Shanghai, China. This workshop was held on the occasion of the first meeting of the IPPC Sea Container Task Force (SCTF) organized from 6-10 November 2017, in Shanghai, China. The main objective of the workshop is to support the implementation of the IPPC Sea Container Complementary Action Plan.

During the workshop, AQSIQ made an official announcement on the establishment of a Research Group ...

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The IPPC supports the Republic of Guinea in its 3rd application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation

Размещено on Пнд, 20 Ноя 2017, 12:02

Photo Copyright Mamadouba Camara 2017. PCE Workshop participants convened in Conakry, the Republic of Guinea to apply their third and final Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation.

A third mission for the application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation was executed in Conakry, the Republic of Guinea the 18 – 22 September 2017. The purpose of this final mission was to formulate capacity development activities to address the capacity needs identified in the first two PCE applications, to finalize the logical frameworks related to phytosanitary legislation, and to finalize the completion of PCE modules.

The overall objective of this activity is to support Guinea in ...

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The First Meeting of the IPPC Sea Container Task Force Successfully Held in Shanghai, China

Размещено on Пнд, 20 Ноя 2017, 11:04

The first meeting of the IPPC Sea Container Task Force (SCTF) was held from 6-10 November 2017, in Shanghai, China. The meeting was jointly organized by the IPPC Secretariat, and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the Peoples’ Republic of China, and hosted by Shanghai Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (SHCIQ). Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, opened the meeting, Ms. Yijuan Li, Deputy Director General (DDG) of the AQSIQ presented a welcome address on behalf of the AQSIQ, and Mr. Yucheng Zheng, DDG of the (SHCIQ), delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the (SHCIQ).

The meeting ...

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Support to International Year of Plant Health proclamation discussed at third Steering Committee Meeting

Размещено on Птн, 17 Ноя 2017, 14:23

Nineteen participants from the seven FAO regions and the FAO and IPPC Secretariats took part in the third meeting of the IPPC International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IPPC IYPH StC), held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 8 to 10 November 2017.

This was the first time when invited stakeholders from FAO and the International Seed Federation attended an IPPC IYPH StC meeting. The Chairperson, Mr Ralf Lopian from Finland, reminded that the final step towards the IYPH proclamation is the discussion by the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which shall take ...

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Establishment of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF)

Размещено on Срд, 15 Ноя 2017, 14:15

Photo Copyright IPPC 2016.

Sea Containers are a notorious pathway for the potential entry of pests, as they are the most common means of transfer of internationally traded goods and moving personal effects. The entry and spread of pests to new areas via sea containers could result in important control and eradication costs, losses in yields and access to export markets, and threaten food security, agriculture, as well as the environment.

The IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) was officially formulated on 6th November 2017 on the occasion of its first meeting held in Shanghai, China, from 6-10 November 2017 ...

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Improvement of the NRO Reporting in Phytosanitary Legislations

Размещено on Срд, 15 Ноя 2017, 11:34

The numbers of phytosanitary legislation reports have been increasing in a stable way over the last 4 years. In the year 2014 IPPC Contact Points or their IPP editors uploaded 59 reports on the IPP; while in 2015 - 60 reports; and in 2016 - 58 reports. This year 48 reports on phytosanitary legislations have been uploaded on the IPP by countries so far. Those reports make a 40% increase in comparison to all previous years (2005-2013). Four stable record years in a row has never happened before.

Since the NRO Year of Phytosanitary Legislations has been running since April 2017 the ...

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IPPC Community strongly represented at Climate Change COP 23 in Bonn, Germany

Размещено on Срд, 15 Ноя 2017, 11:02

The IPPC community was strongly represented at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP-23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For the first time the topic of plant health was broadly discussed at a climate change COP through a side event on organized during the COP-23 on 12 November 2017.

The main objective of the side event on climate change and plant health was to initiate discussion and raise awareness over the impacts of climate change on pest distribution and early occurrence, and subsequently on plant health and food security.

Over thirty participants attended the event, which ...

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The 29th Technical Consultation among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations convened in Paris, France

Размещено on Пнд, 13 Ноя 2017, 10:29

EPPO 2017. TC RPPO meeting delegates participated in a technical visit to capture the phytosanitary control functioning at the Rungis wholesale market in Paris France – the largest wholesale food market in the world.

The 29th Technical Consultation (TC) among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) was held from the 30th October to 3 November 2017 in Paris France. The meeting was organized and hosted by the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) with the attendance of 9 RPPOs, and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), the proposed RPPO for the Caribbean region.

Meeting participants received welcome addresses from the ...

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A Successful Case for Promoting the application of the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool in Georgia

Размещено on Пнд, 06 Ноя 2017, 12:43

Georgian National Food Agency 2017. IPPC, FAO and Georgian National Food Agency staff convene to discuss the draft phytosanitary capacity development strategic plan.

The IPPC Secretariat’s final Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) related mission was held from 15 – 21 October 2017 in Tbilisi Georgia. The purpose of the mission was to finalize the PCE application, to discuss the draft phytosanitary capacity development strategic plan, a legal review, legal recommendations, and to plan follow-up actions to implement the strategy. The overall purpose of the PCE application is to develop and implement a Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy for Georgia that will allow ...

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Successful Completion of the 2017 IPPC Regional Workshops

Размещено on Срд, 01 Ноя 2017, 11:49

The IPPC Secretariat and newly established regional committees comprised of Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) regional offices, cooperation institutions and national hosts successfully organized seven IPPC regional workshops for 2017. The IPPC workshops were held in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Near East and North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Southwest Pacific and the Caribbean. The purpose of the IPPC regional workshops are to sensitise participants on how to analyse draft ISPMs and formulate substantive comments, to build phytosanitary capacity and raise awareness of IPPC-related activities for the year, and ...

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FAO and IPPC Supported Lebanon to Strengthen its Capacity in Fruit Flies Surveillance and Management

Размещено on Срд, 01 Ноя 2017, 10:53

The wrap up workshop of the TCP/LEB/3502 project on “Fruit Flies Surveillance and Management in Lebanon” was held in Beirut on Friday 20th of October 2017. The workshop was officially opened by H.E. Lebanese Minister of Agriculture, Mr Ghazi Zaeter and FAO Representative to Lebanon, Mr Maurice Saade. IPPC Secretariat was represented at this workshop by the Integration and Support Team Leader and Project Lead Technical Officer, Mr Shoki Al-Dobai.

The project was launched in December 2014 to assist Lebanon in preparing and implementing a national programme for surveillance and management of fruit flies Lebanon, in addition ...

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IPPC supports Barbados in its 2nd application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation tool

Размещено on Втр, 31 Окт 2017, 08:58

Copyright Fitzroy White 2017. PCE workshop participants reviewing PCE modules during Barbados’ 2nd PCE Workshop held in Bridgetown Barbados

A second mission for the application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool was conducted in Bridgetown Barbados, October 2 – 6, 2017. This mission was carried out by Mr. Fitzroy White, PCE Facilitator trained through STDF 401 Project to validate the work conducted during the 1st PCE workshop held in May. It also served to guide the finalization of the PCE process for Barbados, and to prepare for the development of a strategic plan to take place during the 3rd and ...

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Record number of IPPC Contracting Parties using Online Commenting System!

Размещено on Пнд, 30 Окт 2017, 12:12

Launched in 2016, the new IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) continues to strengthen IPPC Official Contracting Party participation in developing international standards for phytosanitary measures. 2017 has not only seen an increase in the number of IPPC users providing comments (see graph above), it also has seen the highest number of standards out for consultation in IPPC history – 17! The OCS was also used this year by Contracting Parties and IPPC stakeholders for consultations on topics other than standards, including documents produced for the International Year of Plant Health and the ePhyto Steering Group. Numerous comments were received from individuals ...

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