prepare a regional IPP workshop for Asia
The Regional International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) Pilot Workshop for Asia and Pacificwas held in the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on 17-20 January 2005. Nominated officials, who are responsible for entering the relevant information in the IPP, from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam attended the workshop, which was convened by the IPPC Secretariat with the assistance of by theCrop Protection and Plant Quarantine Division, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia. The pilot workshop served to: highlight any remaining design issues with the system; conduct stress tests of the website;, reflect the range of experiences and ability of the whole global phytosanitary community as far as possible; and ttest the installation and performance of two special training instances of the system, one installed in the training room, and one at FAO Headquarters. Valuable recommendations for further improvements of the IPP design and for future regional training workshops on information exchange by using the IPP were made.
Key Words: International Phytosanitary Portal, IPP, Pilot