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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