Regional status of pest surveillance in the context of ISPM No. 6: International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures  Guidelines for Pest Surveillance


RAP PUBLICATION 2012/09

Regional status of pest surveillance in the context of ISPM No. 6: International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Pest Surveillance

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

A fundamental activity of national plant protection organizations is to conduct pest surveillance. For the purpose of international trade, the results of pest surveillance provide the basis for pest listing, identification of pest status, pest categorization and the conduct of pest risk analyses. In 1997, the International Plant Protection Convention issued the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 6: Guidelines for surveillance to assist national organizations in the implementation of this critical activity. In 2011, it was decided to review these guidelines and identify challenges faced by the contracting parties for implementation, as well as identify resources for resolving those challenges. At the request of the Standards Committee of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), the Implementation Review and Support System will catalogue the challenges faced and make recommendations to the review panel of ISPM No. 6 on ways to improve the standard. It will also gather examples of best practices globally so that appropriate training materials and manuals might be prepared under the capacity development programme of the IPPC. For the purpose of this review, a questionnaire was developed and distributed among national plant protection organizations. Seventeen countries from Asia and the Pacific region responded to this call and completed the questionnaire, composed of three parts: the questionnaire, technical resources and best practices. The results from the survey were compiled and analyzed, and are presented in this publication, which reflects the current status of pest surveillance in the region. Conclusions and recommendations are included in the report.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Questionnaire
    Policy and legislative environment
    Organizational structure, competences and culture
    Documented procedures
    General surveillance
    Specific surveys
    Pest diagnostics
    Resources
    Open ended feedback
Technical resources
    Tools
    Training materials
    Presentations
    Videos
    E-learning
    Manuals
    Guidelines
    Standard operating procedures
    Advocacy materials
    Other
    Names and addresses of respondents
Best practices
    Surveys in relation to plant quarantine and international trade
    Surveys in relation to pest detection and management
Conclusions and recommendations
Annex 1: Country responses to open questions
Annex 2: Summary slides presented at the workshop




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