Guide to the implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry
October 2008 - March 2009
E-mail consultation among a core group of forest health specialists to:
- outline the purpose, scope, objectives, target audience, etc. of the Guide;
- discuss best methods and approach for preparing the Guide;
- develop a plan of action for the drafting process;
decide upon and prioritize the forestry-related ISPMs and related information to be discussed in the Guide.
13-15 May 2009
First technical meeting of the core group in Rome, Italy to:
- further refine the preparation process and the draft outline;
discuss best methods for explaining and presenting information on ISPMs to the target audiences.
Meeting follow-up and preparation of a first draft of the Guide prepared by the Coordinator and the IPPC Secretariat with input from the core group.
Draft guide sent to core group for their comments and consultation with foresters and other stakeholders
Available core group members meet at the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) meeting to further refine the guide draft
Presentation of the process at the World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 2009-February 2010
Consider a training plan for field application of the guide
Finalization of the guide in broader stakeholder workshop consultation
Review of stakeholder consultation and refinement of the guide and preparation of draft working paper
Possible core group meeting at IFQRG (if their standard meeting date is rescheduled from September)
Presentation of the draft guide (working paper) for approval at FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO)
Finalize the training plan
Field testing of the guide