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  • Report of the twenty-ninth session of theAsia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

    711 September 2015Bali, Indonesia

    RAP PUBLICATION 2015/10

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    RAP PUBLICATION 2015/10

    FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONSREGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

    Bangkok, 2015

    Report of thetwenty-ninth session of the

    Asia and PacificPlant Protection Commission

    711 September 2015Bali, Indonesia

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    Piao YongfanFAO Regional Office for Asia and the PacificMaliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit RoadBangkok 10200THAILANDTel: (+66) 2 697 4268Fax: (+66) 2 697 4445E-mail: yongfan.piao@fao.org

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    CONTENTS

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    1. Opening of the session and organizational matters .................................................... 1

    2. Secretariat report on actions taken on the implementation of the work plan adoptedby the Twenty-eighth Session of the Commission...................................................... 2

    3. Country reports of significant changes and developments since 2013 by memberdelegates and reports of relevant organizations and institutions by observers ........... 7

    4. Overview and update of the IPPC .............................................................................. 31

    5. Developments with the amendments of the Plant Protection Agreement for theAsia and Pacific region and development of the APPPC ........................................... 33

    6. Progress report on information exchange within the region background ................... 33

    7. Progress report on plant quarantine in the Asia and Pacific region ............................ 36

    8. Progress report on integrated pest management (IPM) in the region by theChairperson of the APPPC on IPM and the regional project on IPM ........................ 40

    9. Progress report on pesticide management in the region by the Chairperson of theAPPPC Standing Committee on pesticides ................................................................ 42

    10. Consideration of the report of the 25th technical consultation among regional plantprotection organizations (RPPOs) .............................................................................. 45

    11. The APPPC work programme for 2016-2017 ............................................................ 47

    12. Date and venue of the 29th Session of the APPPC ...................................................... 61

    13. Any other business ...................................................................................................... 61

    14. Adoption of the report ................................................................................................ 61

    15. Closing of the Session ............................................................................................... 61

    Annex 1: List of Participants ............................................................................................ 62

    Annex 2: Proposed APPPC surveillance implementation work plan (20162021) ......... 69

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    The 29th APPPC Asia and Pacific Plant Protection CommissionBali, Indonesia 711 September 2015

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    1. Opening of the session and organizational matters

    1.1 Attendance

    More than seventy participants from 21 countries plus observers from Japan and CABI were presentat the meeting.

    1.2 Introductory remarks by the Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee

    Dr Arifin Tasrif, Director of Centre for Quarantine Compliance, Cooperation and Information,Indonesia opened the meeting, welcoming all participants to Bali. This session was conducted incooperation with Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia. Some logistic arrangements including a fieldvisit for the meeting were introduced.

    1.3 Opening remarks by the Chairperson of the 28th Session

    Dr Kyu-Ock Yim, Chairperson of the 28th Session of the APPPC and Chairperson of the IPPCCommission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) from the Republic of Korea congratulated Indonesiaon holding the meeting. She believed that the Indonesian government took great pride in providingthe opportunities for APPPC members to discuss future strategies and work plans and to shareexperiences and information. Dr Yim noted that the APPPC has developed so that it now contributesto the Asia and Pacific region and influences the APPPC member countries and other internationalorganizations.

    Dr Yim thanked Dr Piao and his team for their commitment and work. Without this work the APPPCwould not have the status it has. Dr Yim also thanked all participants for the support of their countries.

    1.4 Welcome address by FAO

    The dissertation of the Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO, Mr Vili A.Fuavao, was presented by Dr Piao Yongfan, Executive Secretary of the APPPC. Mr Fuavao thankedthe organizing committee for arranging this meeting and the outgoing Chair of the commission forher work. The APPPC is now working more with the IPPC and also has a number of collaborativeendeavours with other organizations which have achieved results within the region. FAO continuesto support the IPM work within the region. The regional workshop on IPM case studies demonstrateda large number of successful programmes in Asian countries which had substantial roles of promotingsustainable agricultures and food security a core component of FAO strategic objective (SO-2).

    Mr Fuavao continued saying that work has continued on pesticide management in the region but thereare still a number of challenges to be met and programmes to be developed. Significant progress hasbeen made to improve pesticide management in line with the International Code of Conduct onPesticide Management and other relevant international treaties such as the Rotterdam Conventionon the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides inInternational Trade.

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of FAO. During the seven decades, FAO has made a greatcontribution to increasing food production. The Director-General of the FAO, Dr Graziano da Silvahas stressed that the FAO has to sharpen its focus around the five strategic objectives. Mr Fuavaonoted that these strategic objectives and the Director-Generals vision show us the opportunities thatthere are for national and regional plant protection organizations to contribute to in the future.

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    1.5 Inaugural address by Mrs Banun Harpini, Director-General of Agricultural QuarantineAgency, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia

    Mrs Harpini delivered the address on behalf of Excellency Mr Andi Amran Sulaiman, Minister ofAgriculture of the Republic of Indonesia. She expressed her regret regarding the absence of the Ministerwho was attending a Ministerial meeting in Manila. She thanked the organizations that arranged thismeeting. This meeting offered opportunities to develop programmes that recognized the many factorsaffecting agriculture. In his address the Minister stated that one of the main issues of concern to theagriculture sector were the challengers to food security. These included some limiting factors such asclimate change, incursion of pests and plant diseases, the global economic situation, the rapid increasein population, the urbanization of populations, land shortages for agricultural practices, forestconservation, market access and promotion of agricultural products that threaten the achievement offood security in Asia-Pacific region.

    In its strategic plan for 20152019, Indonesia dedicated priority to the major commodities namelyrice, maize, soybean, sugarcane, chilli, shallot, cocoa and animal protein. A number of programmeshave been designed to carry out the policy including intensification, increasing the availability andmanagement of seed, and improving plant protection through integrated pest management, and theuse of fertilizer and machinery.

    To deal with climate change, risk mitigation is being taken by the government to prevent theintroduction of pests and diseases. This is done through IAQA which is being supported t