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Four draft standards approved for the second consultation by the IPPC Standards Committee Working Group

Posted on 星期二, 23 五月 2017, 14:01

The Standards Committee working group (SC-7), led by the Chairperson, Mr Nico Horn (The Netherlands), met on 15-19 May 2017 in Rome and had an intense and fruitful week. The SC-7 consists of seven SC members; one representative per FAO region. They had detailed and in-depth discussions on the draft standards that were commented upon by IPPC Official contact points during the first consultation. The SC-7 considered the compiled comments, the stewards’ considerations and recommendations on t...

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ePhyto working with the World Bank Group to assist Samoa in the implementation of ePhyto as a tool in trade facilitation

Posted on 星期二, 23 五月 2017, 09:43

From 8-12 May 2017, the IPPC Secretariat’s, ePhyto Project Manager, Shane Sela together with World Bank Group’s representatives participated in a series of technical discussions with a number of government ministries in Samoa on the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) – the first multilateral deal agreed upon in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization. The TFA became an official WTO Agreement, effective and legally binding, on February 22, 2017 achieving a ...

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The Workshop on IPPC standards and implementation held in Iraq

Posted on 星期一, 22 五月 2017, 06:00

Photograph: IPPC 2017 – Workshop participants from Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture convene in Iraq

The Regional Plant Protection Officer for the Near East and North Africa together with the IPPC’s Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) Officer facilitated a short, intensive course for 32 participants from the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the 24 – 26 of April 2017 held in Iraq.

Upon request of the NPPO of Iraq, the Regional Office for the Near East (FAO RNE), and the FAO off...

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The first PCE application workshop conducted by the IPPC PCE-trained Facilitator in Nairobi Kenya

Posted on 星期日, 21 五月 2017, 06:00

Trained under the STDF401 PCE Facilitators Training project, Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitator Chiluba Mwape delivered the first PCE workshop for Kephis Kenya, from 15 – 17 March 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the first of three expected PCE workshops for Kenya, to be delivered by Chiluba Mwape.

In response to expressed interest by Kenyan phytosanitary authorities, this activity marked the initial stage of the application of the PCE in Kenya. Working closely wi...

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The IPPC PCE application completed in the Republic of Moldova

Posted on 星期六, 20 五月 2017, 17:04

Photograph: IPPC 2017. PCE Finalization Consensus workshop participants in Chisinau Moldova.

The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) of the phytosanitary system of the Republic of Moldova was completed under the framework of the UN-FAO Technical Cooperation Programme TCP/MOL/3502 “Support for Adaptation and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Moldova”. Orlando Sosa, Lead of the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) of the IPPC Secretariat and Ketevan Lomsadze, Agric...

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Three draft standards approved for the first consultation by the IPPC Standards Committee

Posted on 星期五, 19 五月 2017, 12:14

The Standards Committee (SC), led by their newly elected Chairperson, Mr Ezequiel FERRO (Argentina), met on 8-12 May 2017 in Rome and had once again an intense and productive week.

The SC approved three draft standards for submission to the first consultation period (1 July – 30 September 2017, through the Online Comment System):

-International movement of cut flowers and foliage. This draft standard, which should help reduce t...

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Australia leads international efforts to protect vital domestic industries from deadly plant pest

Posted on 星期二, 16 五月 2017, 14:25

Experts from across the globe will come together on 17–19 May to share knowledge and strengthen Australia’s defences against one of the world’s most devastating plant pests, Xylella fastidiosa.

Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Dr Kim Ritman, said diagnostics, management, control, research and collaboration would be on the agenda at the 2017 International Symposium on Xylella fastidiosa being hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Br...

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Spotlights on Monitoring and Evaluation and Benefits of Implementing the IPPC through Execution IRSS Project

Posted on 星期四, 11 五月 2017, 11:31

Photograph: Copyright: 2015 Cédric Rajadel - Ryncophorus ferrugineus

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) is a European Union (EU) funded project that has undertaken a number of activities to review contracting parties’ implementation challenges and successes since its inception in 2011. The past year has seen several ongoing IRSS activities, many of which are scheduled for completion in 2017. The IPPC intends to commence a third project cycle of the IRSS dur...

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Preparation for Implementation of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System in Samoa

Posted on 星期三, 03 五月 2017, 09:25

Peter Neimanis (Chair - ePhyto Steering Group) addressing the session

Mr. Peter Neimanis (Chair - ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) and Mr. Chin Karunaratne, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia met with officials of the Samoa Quarantine Service (SQS) from 1 to 8 April 2017 to discuss country implementation plans for the “Generic ePhyto National System* (GeNS). The team also met the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Samoa....

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A Keynote Address on Plant Health and Trade Facilitation at CPM-12 by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

Posted on 星期二, 25 四月 2017, 08:39

The twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) was successfully held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, which is the first CPM organized outside of Rome in IPPC history. The IPPC annual theme for 2017 is Plant Health and Trade Facilitation. Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), was invited to deliver a keynote address on 2017 IPPC Annual Theme at CPM-12.

In his keynote address, Mr. Mikuriya highlight...

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The 2nd Meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on 星期一, 24 四月 2017, 09:37

The second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IYPH StC) was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 13 April 2017. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian (IYPH StC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), and attended by eighteen participants, including representatives from seven FAO regions as well as IPPC Secretariat members.

The IYPH StC elected Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea) as the new vice-chairperson and renewed t...

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Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention

Posted on 星期一, 24 四月 2017, 08:41

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5 to 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, a reception was organized at the Oakwood Hotel for celebrating the 65th anniversary of the IPPC, with presence of all CP...

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The Major Achievements of the International Plant Protection Convention in 65 Years

Posted on 星期五, 21 四月 2017, 09:24

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, made a presentation on the Major Achievements of the IPPC in 65 Years, which has received...

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The CPM Bureau Meeting Held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on 星期二, 18 四月 2017, 09:26

The CPM Bureau meeting was held around the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) from 3-4 April & 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was chaired by Lois RANSOM, CMP Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Kyu-Ock YIM (Asia), Corné VAN ALPHEN (Europe), Francisco Javier TRUJILLO ARRIAGA (Latin America and Caribbean), Kamal El Din Abdelmahmoud Amein BAKR (Near East) and Marie-Claude FOREST (North America), as well as...

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