Julia Dennis reports from this week’s International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) 8th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM8) in Rome.
A side event during lunch on Tuesday provided a demonstration of the www.phytosanitary.info. This website is a database of phytosanitary technical resources contributed by the world’s plant protection community. In 2012, member countries and other partners in the plant health community submitted more than 300 different technical documents such as pest diagnostic protocols, pest control manuals, standard operating procedures, etc.
The IPPC Secretariat is looking to expand the resources offered through this website. For example, CABI and the IPPC are in discussions to incorporate some of CABI’s technical materials relevant to National Plant Protection Organisations into the phytosanitary.info website.
Look out for more live updates when Plantwise hosts Experiences of the NPPOs side event from CPM8 at FAO headquarters in Rome.