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THE PROGRAM

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Focus on: production, quality control and certification of potatoes in the region; how could Asia respond to the challenge of seed potato production

    ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.6/2010/INF.4

    Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes

Thirty-ninth session

    Geneva, 15 17 March 2010

    Item 11 of the provisional agenda

    PROMOTION OF THE STANDARD

    Regional Workshop in Indonesia

This document contains the draft programme for consideration by the Specialized Section.

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    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Directorate General of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia

    Regional Workshop on Seed Potatoes

    for Asian Countries

    Indonesia, 19 - 21 October 2010

    Venue: Hotel ………….Bandung, West Java

Programme

     1? Promoting the use of the UNECE Standard for Seed Potatoes as

    an international reference

    ? Encouraging its practical application in countries of Asia

    ? Organized back-to-back with the meeting of the UNECE

    Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes to allow

    participants to learn more about UNECE activities and take part in

    its future substantive work on the Standard.

    Monday, 18 October

9:00 - 17:00 Delegates arrival

     Preparatory meeting of the organizers and speakers

    Tuesday, 19 October

8:00 Registration

    9:00 Opening of the workshop

     Mr. Director General of Horticulture

     Mr. Pier Giacomo Bianchi, Chairman of the UNECE Specialized Section on

    Standardization of Seed Potatoes

     1 Downloadable from the UNECE website at:

    http://www.unece.org/trade/agr/standard/potatoes/pot_e.htm

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Session 1. General

    Chaired by Mr. Willem Schrage and co-Chaired by (somebody from Indonesia)

9:20 Potato sector in countries of Asia

    Mr. (to be confirmed), Centre for International Potato (CIP), Bogor

    Focus on: production, quality control and certification of potatoes in the region; how could

    Asia respond to the challenge of seed potato production (summary of replies to the survey

    questionnaire)

9:40 Government policy on potato sector development in Indonesia

    Dr. Ahmad Dimyati, Director General of Horticulture, Indonesia

    Focus on: problems and challenges in the potato sector in Indonesia

10:00 The role of UNECE in developing standards for international trade

    Mr. Serguei Malanitchev, Chief, Agricultural Quality Standards Unit, UNECE

    Focus on: how UNECE develops agricultural quality standards, why they are important,

    who uses them

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 UNECE Standard for Seed Potatoes

    Mr. John Kerr, Seed Potato Classification Scheme Manager, SASA

    Focus on: purpose, content and practical use of the Standard

11:20 UNECE Standard within a broader framework of international agreements and

    standards

    Mr. Pier Giacomo Bianchi, Head, General Affairs, Ente Nazionale Sementi Elette, Italy

    Focus on: how the UNECE Standard complements WTO Technical Barriers to Trade and

    Sanitary and Phytosanitary agreements, Cartagena Protocol, UPOV, OECD Seed Scheme,

    IPPC, NAPPO, EPPO, Treaty on Biodiversity

11:40 - 12:00 Discussion

    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Session 2. Seed production and marketing

    Chaired by somebody from Indonesia and co-Chaired by Mr. P.G. Bianchi

13:00 Seed regulation in Indonesia

    Mr. Nana Laksana Ranu, Director, Horticulture, Seed and Agriculture Inputs,

    DG Horticulture

    Focus on: regulations on release of varieties and on production, distribution, import and

    export of seed in Indonesia

13:20 Plant variety protection in Indonesia

     Mrs. Hindarwati, Director, Plant Variety Protection Office, Indonesia

     Focus on: Plant variety protection regulations and its implementation

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13:40 Seed potato production in Indonesia

    Mr. Wildan Mustofa, Director, Hikmah Farm (seed producer) and representative from

    Puncak Biotek Company

    Focus on: multiplication, grading, storing and packing of seed

14:00 Management of pests within a certification system

    Mr. Willem Schrage, Director, Potato Programme, North Dakota, United States, Vice-

    Chairman of the UNECE Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes

    Focus on: how pests and diseases could be managed within the certification system in

    Asia to help growers produce healthy potatoes

14:20 - 14:50 Coffee break

14:50 Epidemiology of potato pest and diseases in Indonesia

    Mr. Suwanda, Director, Plant Quarantine (or Director, Plant Protection, DG Horticulture)

    Focus on: phytosanitary control of seed and ware potatoes

15:10 - 16:10 Presentations by two selected Asian countries; discussion

    Wednesday, 20 October

Session 3. National certification schemes

    Chaired by Mr. Pier Giacomo Bianchi and co-Chaired by somebody from Indonesia/Asia

09:00 Seed potato certification scheme in the Netherlands

    Mr. Hendrik Van de Haar, Head, Seed Potato Section, NAK Inspection Service

    Focus on: organizational structure, procedures and methods of quality control and

    certification of seed potatoes in the Netherlands; relationship between national legislation,

    EU regulations and directives, and UNECE Standard for Seed Potatoes

09:20 Seed potato certification system in Indonesia

    Mr. (to be confirmed), Head, Seed Control and Certification Services of West Java

    Focus on: organizational structure, procedures and methods of quality control and

    certification of seed potatoes in Indonesia

09:40 - 10:30 Presentations by two selected Asian countries; discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 Comparison of national certification schemes with the UNECE Standard

    Mr. (to be confirmed),

    Focus on: specificities of national schemes, reasons for particular attention to specific

    elements in national schemes, links with the UNECE Standard

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    11:20 Conclusions and recommendations

     Chaired by Mr. Hendrik Van de Haar and co-Chaired by a representative of the Ministry

    of Agriculture

     The Chair and co-Chair will summarize discussions at the workshop and will suggest

    conclusions and recommendations

12:00 Closure of the workshop

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

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13:00 - 16:30

Meeting of the Extended Bureau of the Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes

    Thursday, 21 October

09:00 Field visit to the seed potato producers in Bandung, West Java (PT Hikmah Farm)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00

Meeting of the Extended Bureau of the Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes

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    Friday, 22 October

Delegates depart for flights

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