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TPPT continues ground-breaking work to protect the world’s plant resources

Posted on 星期五, 28 七月 2017, 14:33

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) just ended their annual meeting in Vienna, Austria (17 – 21 September 2017). The meeting was hosted by the Joint FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and chaired by Mr Matthew Smith (Australia). The ten world experts on phytosanitary treatments (PTs) were joined by two Standards committee members: Mr David Opatowski (Israel), who is also steward of the panel, and Ms Marin...

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The ISS-STDF Workshop on Implementation of the ISPM 15 held in Nairobi, Kenya

Posted on 星期二, 25 七月 2017, 14:14

The ISS-STDF Workshop on Implementation of the ISPM 15 was held from 19-23 July 2017 at the headquarters of Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the Workshop was to review the results of the study entitled “Implementation of the International Standard on Phytosanitary Measures 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade) : An empirical analysis of how the regulation affects the economy of a group of countries in Africa<...

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IPPC Supports the 2nd Phase of PCE Application by Somalia and Kenya

Posted on 星期五, 21 七月 2017, 09:32

IPPC 2016 - Aziz Ozkan. Plant pest Bactrocera oleae

Orlando Sosa, Senior Implementation Officer and Chiluba Mwape, Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitator facilitated the second PCE workshop for Kenya and Somalia. The workshop was held in Nairobi Kenya, from 6-10 June, 2017. Chiluba Mwape was responsible for conducting Kenya’s follow-up to Kenya’s first PCE application. Orlando Sosa, with the support of the PCE Facilitator Chiluba Mwape, was responsible for tra...

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The IPPC Secretariat Brainstorming on Teamwork and Team Spirit

Posted on 星期五, 21 七月 2017, 09:25

Teamwork is the yearly theme for the IPPC Secretariat in 2017. To emphasize this, on 14 July 2017, a brainstorming session on teamwork and team spirit was organized during the 2017 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat. The brainstorming session was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, moderated by four keynote presenters, Ms Sarah Brunel, Ms Céline Germain, Ms Alejandra Jimenez Tabares, Mr Piotr Wlodarczyk, and attended by all IPPC Secretariat’s staff.

The brainstormi...

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The Mid-Year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017 held at FAO Headquarters in Rome

Posted on 星期四, 20 七月 2017, 12:30

The 2017 Mid-Year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 14 July 2017 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The objectives of the meeting were presenting the achievements of the first semester and plans for the second semester of 2017, while also conducting a team work exercise.

The meeting was chaired by Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders Brent Larson (SSU lead), Orlando Sosa (IFU lead) and Dorota Buzon (IST officer in charge), mad...

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International Year of Plant Health goes to New York

Posted on 星期二, 11 七月 2017, 12:11

The 40th Session of the FAO Conference, the governing body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has approved on 5 July 2017 a resolution with the aim to declare the year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020). The proposal for the IYPH 2020, which was initiated by Finland in 2015, received considerable support by numerous delegations.

The main objective of the IYPH will be to raise awareness of the importance and impacts of plant healt...

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Stamping out anti-biosecurity practices in the ACT

Posted on 星期二, 11 七月 2017, 10:51

Media release from Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources:

Potentially harmful exotic ants have been seized from a Canberra home, as part of an investigation into their attempted sale on Gumtree.

Head of Biosecurity Operations, Nico Padovan, said an estimated seven exotic ant species—including reproductive colonies—were seized as part of the investigation, with further identification required.

“While they may seem small an...

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A Successful Reception for Promotion of an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on 星期一, 10 七月 2017, 16:55

Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary; Mr Andrew Doyle, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Ireland; Ms Aulikki Hulmi, Director of International Relations at Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; Mr Ralf Lopian, IPPC Contact Point for Finland.

On 4 July 2017, the Government of Finland and the IPPC Secretariat jointly organized a successful reception for promotion of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 at the margins of the 40th Session of the FA...

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IPPC Training Course “Building Phytosanitary Capacities” successfully conducted at the CIHEAM Bari

Posted on 星期一, 10 七月 2017, 15:21

IPPC 2017 - Training course participants visit Apulian outbreak area of Xylella fastidiosa

Hosted by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAM Bari) and facilitated by Ms. Sarah Brunel, IPPC Capacity Development Officer, the two- week training course was delivered from 29 May to 9 June, 2017. Participants included 15 Master students of the CIHEAM Integrated Pest Management Master. One NPPO representative also participated in the training.

The traini...

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Newly released CIHEAM publication on experiences and knowledge for Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors in Europe

Posted on 星期一, 10 七月 2017, 12:02

The FAO-IPPC-CIHEAM combined efforts organizing an international workshop on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS) have resulted in the publication of the proceedings of these events providing information on the state of Xylella fastidiosa infection in the European Union and the Mediterranean Region.

Stemming from a major outbreak in Italy of Xylella fastiodiosa associated with OQDS, NPPOs of North African, the Near East, and Euro...

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The IPPC Secretariat’s Brainstorming on Plant Health and Trade Facilitation

Posted on 星期一, 10 七月 2017, 10:08

A successful brainstorming session on plant health and trade facilitation was conducted by the IPPC Secretariat on 14 June 2017 in FAO-HQs. This is one of the activities undertaken within the context of 2017 as the IPPC year of Plant Health and Trade Facilitation, in preparation of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. The main objectives of the brainstorming were to reflect on the importance of plant health for facilitating safe trade, and to collect ideas and information...

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Seeking for Potential Bilateral Cooperation between the IPPC and the WB

Posted on 星期五, 07 七月 2017, 14:28

On 29 June 2017, the IPPC Delegate led by the IPPC Secretary Jingyuan Xia and including Craig Fedchock and Shane Sela, met with the World Bank (WB) team composed of Klaus Tilmes, Director of Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, Jose Guilherme Reis, Practice Manager of Trade, and William Gain, Global Product Specialist for Trade Facilitation & Border Management. The discussion was focused on the possible cooperation of the IPPC with the WB in the areas of improving border agency...

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Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC and the STDF

Posted on 星期五, 07 七月 2017, 12:25

IPPC 2017 – IPPC Secretariat Rome, Italy. Meeting participants convene to discuss cooperation between the IPPC and the STDF

IPPC Secretary, Jingyuan Xia held a meeting with Melvin Spreij, the Secretary of the Standard Trade Development Facility (STDF) on 3 July 2017, at FAO-HQ, in Rome Italy. IPPC Programme Specialist Orlando Sosa, IPPC Capacity Development Officer Sarah Brunel, and IPPC Consultant Laura Vicaria participated in the meeting. The meeting’s objective was to discuss all...

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The CPM Bureau Meeting Held in Washington DC, USA

Posted on 星期四, 06 七月 2017, 14:49

The CPM Bureau met for its annual June meeting on 20-23 June 2017 in Washington DC, USA. The meeting was chaired by Lois RANSOM, the CPM Chair, and opened by Jingyuan XIA the IPPC Secretary. The meeting was attended by the Bureau members of Lucien KOUAME KONAN, Marie-Claude FOREST, Francisco Javier TRUJILLO ARRIAGA, Corné VAN ALPHEN and Kyu-Ock YIM, as well as the IPPC Secretariat core team members of Craig FEDCHOCK, Brent LARSON, Orlando SOSA, Dorota BUZON and Marko BENOVIC. The Director ...

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