IPPC 2nd Phytosanitary Technology Training
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is implementing a global project under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme titled “Strengthening the capacity of developing contracting parties to implement the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)”.
Sri Lanka has been selected as one of the pilot countries to implement this project, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Department of Agriculture of Government of Sri Lanka and IPPC Secretariat to pledge and facilitate the conduct of this project.
As agreed and indicated in the MoU and Three-year Work Plan for this project, two Phytosanitary technology training on surveillance and species identification of fruit flies in Sri Lanka should be organized. The first technology training was organized on 16-20 December 2019. The second technology training was delayed due to COVID-19. Considering the expired date of the Letter of Agreement, IPPC Secretariat and Sri Lanka decided to organize the second technology training virtually.
The overall objective and main activities of this second training is to develop: a) Training on the techniques of mass rearing of economically important fruit flies; b) Training on the techniques of treatments of economically important fruit flies (including heat treatment and irradiation treatment); c) Training on the techniques of IPM of economically important fruit flies.
And the expected outcomes are: a) The Chinese Technologies and Products of Plant Health are demonstrated and transferred to relevant stakeholders in Sri Lanka, in particular on the technologies for fruit flies management. & b) Sri Lanka enhanced their capacity to treat economically important fruit flies.
Ecoman Biotech is invited to provide training to the surveillance officers, diagnostic officers, field operations officers of Sri Lanka, practitioners at the NPPOs of Sri Lanka on treatments and IPM of fruit flies in Sri Lanka held between 25 April - 2nd May 2022. We aim to make this training session beneficial to the fruit and vegetable growers in Sri Lanka.