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The Second Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture – SoWPGR-2 – provides a comprehensive overview of recent trends in PGRFA conservation and use around the world. It is based on information gathered from more than 100 countries, as well as from regional and international research and support organizations and academic programmes.
The report documents the current status of plant genetic resources diversity, conservation and use, as well as the extent and role of national, regional and international efforts that underpin the contributions of PGRFA to food security. It highlights the most ...
International Year of Biodiversity - logoIn 2002, the world's leaders agreed to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity, and this year has been marked by events to celebrate the value of biodiversity for our lives. Meanwhile, careful stock-taking has revealed a sobering picture: not only have the targets for 2010 not been achieved, in many cases the rate of biodiversity loss is accelerating. It will not be possible to curb biodiversity losses without first addressing its root causes. The Global Biodiversity Outlook ...
Flags of Benin, Singapore and Tajikistan
The IPPC Secretariat has received notice from the FAO Legal Office that the following countries have adhered to the Convention:
Benin (12 October), Singapore (18 August), and Tajikistan (4 October). By joining the IPPC, these countries have made a commitment to the shared vision of "the world's plant resources protected from pests."
At present, the IPPC has 176 contracting parties.
Group discussionsDuring the SADC Plant Protection Committee Meeting of 2009 and also at the 5th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-5) held in Rome in March 2010, the SADC Secretariat was requested by its member states to convene a training on information exchange in the framework of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the use of the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP). To that end, a workshop was hosted by the South African NPPO with financial support from SADC.
Workshop participants included representatives of 12 National Plant Protection Organizations (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius ...
SPTA discussionsPlant pests threaten agriculture and rural communities, food security, plant biodiversity and natural habitats and ecosystems around the world. New pests are constantly being identified and known pests are becoming more important because of trade and climate change, so the battle with pests is ongoing. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an important global instrument which promotes international cooperation on these issues. In the global context, new challenges constantly appear which change the functional environment of the IPPC and the IPPC must be ready and able to face these emerging problems.
The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) is ...
The IPPC is currently facing a budget crisis. The 2011 budget estimates (USD) required to operate a similar work programme to that in 2010, are $4,947,000. The funds available at the moment for 2011 are $3,701,000, meaning the anticipated shortfall is $1,246,000.
In light of the current situation, the Chairperson of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures has sent a letter seeking support to all contracting parties of the Convention. Click on the attached files below to read the letter.
THE IPPC RESPONSE TO THE SITUATION.
The Bureau, reflecting the discussions in the SPTA on ...
The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures are now available on the IPP in Portuguese, courtesy of the Brazilian Ministèrio da Agricultura, Pecuaria e Abastecimento.
To access the standards in Portuguese, go to the following page and click on the ISPM of interest - https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=ispms.
Arrangements are underway to make the standards available on the IPP in Japanese and Korean as well.
Other organizations are invited to enter into copublishing agreements with FAO. For further information, please contact the IPPC Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As Normas Internacionais Para Medidas Fitossanitárias estão agora disponíveis no web ...