10th Phytosanitary Expert Consultation (INVITE ONLY) 5 - 7 March 2024 / The Philippines

In collaboration with the Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA), and co-hosted by Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture, Philippines, the 10th Phytosanitary Expert Consultation will be held  5 - 7 March 2024, at Kingsford Manila Hotel, in Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

TIME (GMT+8) AGENDA
08.30 – 09.00 Registration of participants
09.00 – 09.05 Welcome Remarks
Ms. Francine Sayoc, Executive Director, Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA)
09.05 – 09.15 Special Remarks 
Dr Manish Patel, President, Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA)
09.15 – 09.20 Introduction to APSA-USDA MUSP 
Mr. Khalil Hamid
, Program Manager, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
09.20 – 09.30 Opening Remarks
Dr. Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban
, Director, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Philippines  
09.30 – 10.00 Outcomes of previous Expert Consultation meetings and Objectives of the 10th Phytosanitary Expert Consultation 
Dr Mary Ann Sayoc
, Chair, APSA Standing Committee for International Trade & Quarantine 
10.00 – 10.30 Keynote Speech – Maximize the capacity of Research and Development by facilitating germplasm seed movement 
Dr. Derek W. Barchenger
, Scientist-Pepper Breeding, World Vegetable Center
10.30 – 11.00 Group Photo Session & Morning Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30 Quarantine processing of imported small quantity seeds for R&D purposes in India
Dr. V. Celia Chalam
, A.R.S, Head & Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Quarantine, ICAR- National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
11.30 – 11.50 Other country's procedures on import of small quantity seeds for R&D – Philippines 
11.50 – 12.10 Presentation from seed sector of challenges on importing seeds for R&D purposes in the region|
Dr. Ha Thuy Nguyen
, Member, APSA Standing Committee for International Trade & Quarantine   
12.10 – 12.30 Q&A Discussion
‚Äč12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Cultivating Collaboration: Perspectives on Cross-Border Seed Movement - Insights from the Seed Sector
Dr. Rose Souza Richards
, Phytosanitary Affairs Manager, International Seed Federation (ISF)
14.30 – 15.00 Country presentation for ISPM 38: Japan and Thailand 
15.00 – 15.30 Afternoon Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.00 Importance of a list of regulated pests on seeds and Pest-free Area (PFA)s [TBC]
Dr. Brian Garms, Director of Grains, Contaminants, Biological Controls, Seeds and Weeds, Plant Sciences and Risk Assessment, Biosecurity Plant and Science Services Division, Department of Agriculture, Australia
16.00 – 17.30 Country presentations on updating the current list of pest-free areas on seeds and practice to maintain pest-free areas for seed production (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, China, Japan, India, Vietnam)
17.30 – 17.45 Wrap up and closing

Wednesday, 6 March 2024

TIME (GMT+8) AGENDA
09.00 – 09.10 Summary of the Day 1  
Dr. Shivendra Bajaj
, Technical Advisor, Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA)
09.10 – 10.30 Country presentations on updating the current list of pest-free areas on seeds and practice to maintain pest-free areas for seed production (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, China, Japan, India, Vietnam)
10.30 – 11.00 Morning Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Global Seed Health Assurance: A Focus on Phytosanitary Certification in Import and Export
Dr. Rose Souza Richards
, Phytosanitary Affairs Manager, International Seed Federation (ISF)
12.00 – 13.00 Country update on import and export phytosanitary certification (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, etc.)         
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Country update on import and export phytosanitary certification (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, etc.)         
16.00 – 16.20 Meeting summary and key priorities
Dr. Shivendra Bajaj
, Technical Advisor, Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA)
16.20 – 16.30 Next Meeting venue, dates and closing 
Ms. Francine Sayoc
, Executive Director, Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA)

 Thursday, 7 March 2024
(Program TBC by PSIA & BPI)

 
TIME (GMT+8) AGENDA
07:00 - 09:00 Travel to University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
09:00 - 12:00 Visit BPI laboratory
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Travel to EWS research center (Lipa city) 
14:30 - 16:30 Visit EWS Research Center
16:30 - 18:30 Travel back to Manila