Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO)

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BACKGROUND

The lack of a Regional Plant Protection Organization in the near East Region has negative impact on the regional collaboration in the area of plant protection. in particular in the development of a regional strategy to monitor and control the trans-boundry plant pests (including diseases and weeds).  Pest outbreaks are an increasing trend and threat to the region in the last twenty years (particularly in the light of increasing international trade in agricultural plants and plant products), which require close attention from the region at minimum in the form of information exchange and the initiation of an effective regional monitoring and control strategy.

In response to a request made by the Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture at its Third Session held in Nicosia (Cyprus) from 11 – 15 September 1989, and following a recommendation made by a technical consultation held in Rome from 14- 16 April 1992, A conference of Plenipotentiaries on the establishment of the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), organized by FAO, was held in Rabat Morocco 16-18 Feb.1993. The conference was attended by 17 countries from the FAO Near East region signed.

The NEPPO entered into force on January 9, 2009. The first Governing Council was held in Rabat (Kingdom of Morocco) in October, 2010, during which NEPPO established its structure, adopt rules and procedures, elected its President and Vice-president and nominated its Executive Director.

NEPPO was formally recognized as a Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) under the IPPC on 23 March 2012. There are now ten RPPOs under the IPPC and Article IX of the New Revised Text of the IPPC which states RPPOs:

  1. shall function as the coordinating bodies in the areas covered, shall participate in various activities to achieve the objectives of this Convention and, where appropriate, shall gather and disseminate information, and
  2. shall cooperate with the Secretary in achieving the objectives of the Convention and, where appropriate, cooperate with the Secretary and the Commission in developing international standards.

MEMBER STATES

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia.

Signed but not ratified: Mauritania and Yemen.

Contact Point: RPPO contact

M. Mekki Chouibani
Executive Director
Near East Plant Protection Organisation (NEPPO)
NEPPO Batiment C de l'INRA, Angle des Avenues Ibn Al Ouazzani et Hassan II. Rabat. Morocco
Phone: +212 537 704 810
Mobile: + 212 673 997 808
Fax: +212 537 7087 63
البريد الإلكتروني: hq.neppo@gmail.com
Alternate Email: chouibani@gmail.com
Preferred languages: French
الموقع : http://www.neppo.org/
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