The IPPC Secretariat and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the United Kingdom (UK) are co-organizing the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) that will be held in London, UK on 21 – 23 September 2022.
The objective of this conference is to provide a forum to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health issues in a conference setting and at the same time advocate for plant health and food security to the media and general public.
In Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), the functions of the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) are shared among the units of the Crop Protection Sub-Division, Research Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries. A Crop Protection Committee drawn from members of the Sub- Division is responsible for the management decisions on plant health. Key decisions on the phytosanitary conditions for imports of plant and plant products are determined by the Crop Protection Committee and are risk based.