IPPC Network

Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs and NPPOs)

The IPPC boasts a network of international partners from all over the world. These include ten Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) working to secure plant health and environmental protection in their regions. The IPPC specifies the functions of RPPOs as:

  • coordinating National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and participating in activities to promote and achieve the objectives of the IPPC;
  • cooperating with other regions to promote harmonized phytosanitary measures;
  • gathering and disseminating information, in particular in relation to the IPPC; and
  • cooperating with the CPM and the IPPC Secretariat in developing and implementing International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures.

Each RPPO has its own action plan and programme. However, each year the IPPC Secretariat organizes a Technical Consultation (TC-RPPO) where all RPPOs gather to discuss common challenges, share information and look for synergies.

The current RPPOs of the IPPC are the:

At the national level, IPPC related activities are primarily coordinated and implemented by NPPOs.

Map of the 183 contracting parties to the IPPC (2019)