Topic outline

  • GETTING READY

    International travel and trade are greater than ever before. As people & commodities move around the world, organisms that present risks to plants travel with them.This course introduces you to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), an international plant health agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.

    At the end on the course, you will be able to:

      1. Explain the impact of pests and diseases to the environment, livelihoods and food security
      2. Describe the core components and mechanisms of the IPPC

    The course is comprised of 4 short units, which include a book with links to the relevant terms of the InforMEA glossary, videos and additional reading materials. At the end of the course, you take a quiz to test your knowledge.

    It will take you around 2 hours to complete the course, excluding additional training materials. At the end of the course, you can obtain a certificate if you pass the quiz (if you obtain at least 80% of correct responses).

    Learn how we are going to help you achieve your objectives, tell us about yourself and see who else is on board

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    LESSON 1 - INTRODUCTION

     

     Learning Objectives

     At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

    1. Explain the threats of pest to the environment, livelihoods and food security

    2. Recall the origins, vision, mission and benefits of the Convention

    3. Illustrate with an example how the Convention can assist countries

     Resources 

    Interactive

    module

    Key points to

    remember 

    Further reading

    and references 

    Lesson

    hand-out (pdf)

  • LESSON 2 - INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

     

     Learning Objectives

     At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

    1. Define International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures and their objectives

    2. Describe the Standard Setting Procedure step by step

    3. Provide examples of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measure

     Resources 

    Interactive

    module

    Key points to

    remember 

    Further reading

    and references 

    Lesson

    hand-out (pdf)

  • LESSON 3 - NATIONAL AND REGIONAL

    PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS

     Learning Objectives

     At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

     1.Describe the role and functions of both Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations

    2. Locate any of the existing Regional Plant Protection Organizations

     Resources 

    Interactive

    module

    Key points to

    remember 

    Further reading

    and references 

    Lesson

    hand-out (pdf)

    Share

    your experience

  • LESSON 4 - INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

    Learning Objectives

     At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

    1. Explain the institutional arrangements under the IPPC 

    2. Describe how the IPPC works with other Agreements with similar scope

     Resources 

    Interactive

    module

    Key points to

    remember 

    Further reading

    and references 

    Lesson

    hand-out (pdf)

  •  Test your knowledge and obtain your certificate

     

     Steps

    1. Take the quiz and pass it with the 80% of correct answers
    2. Help us improve our courses by answering a (very) quick survey 
    3. Congratulations!!  You can now save and print your certificate

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