North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) Seeks New Project Proposals

The North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) is seeking new project proposals from June 1 to July 31, 2017. This is the first step in NAPPO’s process for identifying new projects or topics to add to its work program. This is also the initial step in the NAPPO standard-setting process for proposals that seek to develop a regional standard.

U.S. stakeholders are invited to work with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) to submit new project proposals. Proposals may focus on the development or revision of regional standards, workshops (e.g. to improve the implementation of standards), technical and scientific documents, surveillance protocols, or other projects to develop similar and consistent approaches for plant health measures. For your reference, the NAPPO Secretariat has posted on its Web site a list of current projects and topics. They have also posted a list of regional standards that need updating. Continue reading

North American Plant Protection Organization technical director position open


Highly qualified candidates are invited to submit applications for the position of Technical Director (TD) for the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). NAPPO is the Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) for North America (Canada, United States, Mexico), created under the authority of Article IX of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. NAPPO operates according to a Cooperative Agreement signed by representatives of Canada, the United States and Mexico on October 13th, 1976, in order to promote and secure the field of plant protection. Accordingly, NAPPO is accountable to the Senior Plant Health Officials in the NAPPO member countries. The NAPPO Secretariat is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America. Continue reading