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IPPC and Bangladesh join forces to advance plant health cooperation

Posted on 星期二, 30 四月 2019, 17:06

Rome, 30 April 2019. The IPPC Secretariat met at FAO headquarters with ten delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture of Bangladesh to discuss plant health priorities and areas of cooperation.

The Bangladeshi delegation, headed by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Additional Secretary Mr. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed, and Mr. Nurul Alam, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Extension, discussed its plant health priorities, including emerging pests, import and expor...

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Contaminating pests associated with traded goods: Call for interested experts to be part of the virtual group to assist with the CPM Recommendation

Posted on 星期二, 30 四月 2019, 16:04

The CPM-14 agreed to include in its work programme the topic for a CPM Recommendation on “Facilitating safe trade by reducing the incidence of contaminating pests associated with traded goods”.

This topic was proposed by Australia with support from New Zealand as contained in the CPM paper CPM 2019/37.

Experts interested in joining this virtual group to improve the draft text, please send an email to Mr Ian Thompson ...

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Plant Health and Capacity Development: A special topic session at CPM-14

Posted on 星期五, 19 四月 2019, 16:48

The CPM-14 special topic session on plant health and capacity development. © FAO

4 April 2019, Rome – The IPPC Community works together to ensure all countries have the capacity to implement phytosanitary measures. As 2019 is the IPPC Year of Plant Health and Capacity Development, a special topic session at the 14th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) was dedicated to this theme.

The national phytosanitary capacity of a contr...

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General Administration of Customs, P.R. of China carries out a publicity campaign about bio-safety

Posted on 星期五, 19 四月 2019, 10:36

Special exhibitions were held in botanical gardens. © Guangzhou Customs, China

15 April 2019, Beijing – The General Administration of Customs , P.R. of China (GACC) carried out a publicity campaign “Protecting national biological safety, building a beautiful ecological homeland” at the 4th National Security Publicity Day. This has been the 4th consecutive year since 2016 when such a campaign was held. Local customs authorities also organized various bio-saf...

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CPM-14 closes with notable achievements and an acknowledgement of outstanding service

Posted on 星期四, 18 四月 2019, 15:26

A record 491 participants from 133 countries and 30 observer organizations attended the 14th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held from 1-5 April 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. © FAO

5 April 2019, Rome – The recently concluded fourteenth Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) session brought together a record 491 participants from 133 countries and 30 observer organiza...

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IPPC Commodity and pathways standards - side session at CPM-14

Posted on 星期三, 17 四月 2019, 15:37

During the side session, Ms Lois Ransom from Australia explained that with IPPC commodity and pathways standards, the regulation of pests will remain firmly based on pest risk analysis and obligations will not be imposed on importing countries. © FAO

2 April 2019, Rome – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is the only international organization for plant health recognized by the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreemen...

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Sea change for sea containers: CPM-14 Side Session

Posted on 星期三, 17 四月 2019, 09:06

The "Sea change for sea containers" side session highlighted pest risks associated with sea containers and their cargoes - and what can be done to reduce these risks. © FAO

4 April 2019, Rome – It was standing room only at the side session on sea containers held at the recent Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) meeting. Over 100 participants learned more about the complexity and challenges of sea container logistics, the risks contaminated contai...

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Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting at FAO Headquarters

Posted on 星期二, 16 四月 2019, 10:59

Participants at the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting. © FAO

5 April 2019, Rome – The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met before and after the CPM-14 meeting held in Rome from 1-5 April 2019.

The main objectives and activities of the pre-CPM meeting from 27-29 March were to review pending issues, finalize the CPM-14 agenda, and reflect on each day’s discussions. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Francisco Javie...

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CPM-14 Pre-Session – A demonstration of the IPPC ePhyto Solution and how it is being used by countries

Posted on 星期一, 15 四月 2019, 16:15

Participants at the CPM-14 IPPC ePhyto Solution side session. © FAO

1 April 2019, Rome – Prior to the official opening of the fourteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14), a highly anticipated side session on the IPPC ePhyto (electronic phytosanitary certification) Solution was held. Mr Craig Fedchock, from the IPPC Secretariat opened the session by introducing Mr Venkat Venkateswaran, from the the United Nations International Com...

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners meet to share ideas and build an IYPH network

Posted on 星期一, 15 四月 2019, 14:48

The first International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 partners meeting took place at FAO headquarters on 6 April 2019. © FAO

6 April 2019, Rome – The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. However, the combined effort of a wide range of partners at the global, re...

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Advanced Technologies to combat emerging plant pests highlighted at a CPM-14 side session

Posted on 星期一, 15 四月 2019, 13:19

Participants at the CPM-14 side session "Advanced technologies and information sharing: Key tools for prevention and management of emerging transboundary plant pests". © FAO

3 April 2019, Rome - With increased global trade, travels, agricultural intensification and climate change, the emergence of plant pests and disease outbreaks has been increasing. Plant pests and insects, such as locusts, Fall Armyworm (FAW) and Red Palm Weevil (RPW) can easily spread f...

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WTO-SPS Committee considers next steps for Fall Armyworm and the involvement of International Standard Setting Bodies

Posted on 星期五, 12 四月 2019, 13:08

Fall Armyworm @FAO/Anne-Sophie Poisot

22 March 2019, Geneva - The World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (WTO-SPS) met to review specific trade concerns and reports, the outcomes of their thematic session on Fall Armyworm (FAW) and the fifth review of the operation and implementation of the SPS Agreement.

Some SPS members expressed interest in using the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 to highlight the FAW prob...

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The STDF acknowledges recent successes: a new suite of phytosanitary guides and a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) that led to funding

Posted on 星期四, 11 四月 2019, 09:11

Fresh mangos ready for export from Guinea. After a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE), Guinea developed a National Phytosanitary Development Strategy which led to additional funding. ©Mamadouba Camara

15 March 2019, Geneva – The Standard Trade and Development Facility (STDF) working group met to discuss progress made on its work plan, review grant applications, start the process of updating the STDF strategy and discuss ways to improve border services...

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Invasive Alien Species: Invitation to the Online Discussion Forum

Posted on 星期三, 10 四月 2019, 11:44

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity organized a moderated online discussion forum on matters related to invasive alien species, with the following timetable:

  • 1 - 31 May 2019: Methods for cost-benefit analysis
  • 1 - 30 June 2019: Methods, tools, and measures for identification and minimization of risk of e-commerce
  • 1 - 31 July 2019: Methods, tools and strategy for invasive alien species management under climate change and others
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    标签: CBDIAS
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