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Decisive steps taken towards the proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 10:10

Shown left to right: Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Ralf Lopian, APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland Jaana Husu-Kallio, Finnish Ambassador Kai Sauer ...

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Deadline extended: Call for experts for TPPT and EWG on Audits in the Phytosanitary Context

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 09:32

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in

  • the Expert Working Group on Audits in the phytosanitary context (2015-014)

  • the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)

Nominations are due 12 ...

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Fall Armyworm - an Emerging Food Security Global Threat

Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 11:04

The Fall Armyworm is a major threat to food security and spreads quickly since the moth can fly up to 100 km in one night. Photo credit: FAW team/Yemen

18 October 2018, Rome, Italy – The highly destructive, and fast ...

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Healthy forests thanks to scientific research and phytosanitary standards: The International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) Annual Meeting

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 09:21

Participants at the 15th Annual International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) Meeting. The group supports the improvement of plant health by addressing critical forestry quarantine issues for the global plant health community.

5 October 2018, Rome – At the 15th Annual ...

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IPBES call for experts on invasive alien species

Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 00:43

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a call for nomination of experts for their assessment on invasive alien species. More details at the following link: https://www.ipbes.net/notification/call-nominations-experts-%E2%80%93-assessment-invasive-alien-species

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The IPPC Seminar on Plant Health, Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 17:08

10 October 2018, Rome - Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our times. Its catastrophic effects are affecting the planet, human society and agricultural production. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report says ...

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Highlights from the October 2018 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Strategic Planning Group Meeting

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 15:15

11 October 2018, Rome – A record number of participants attended the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting which took place from 9 to 11 of October 2018 in Rome, Italy. The 41 participants included representatives from over ...

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The IPPC community is urged to share experiences in establishing and maintaining pest free areas

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 14:27

Contribute your case study for a "Guide on Pest Free Areas" by 9 November 2018. Photo: ©FAO/Olivier Asselin

The Intentional Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has recently launched a call for case studies - with relevant pictures - to be included ...

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Highlights from the October 2018 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Bureau meeting

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 12:11

12 October 2018, Rome - The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met on the 8th and 12th of October 2018 in Rome, Italy to discuss and agree upon important administrative, strategic, financial and budgetary matters of the IPPC. Participants included ...

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Cooperation on Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt and One Road” Countries: An IPPC High-level Symposium

Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 09:59

28 September 2018, Nanning – China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative seeks to boost development and trade links between Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean. In order to continue facilitating trade while preventing the spread of plant ...

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IPPC Financial Committee makes progress in financial management, budgetary transparency and accountability

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 16:35

8 October 2018, Rome - The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 8 October 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Greg Wolff (Canada - FC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary ...

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Facilitating trade, while protecting plants: The APPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 10:28

10 September 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea - International standards on phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) help countries protect plants from pests and diseases, while still facilitating trade. Participants from eighteen countries had an opportunity to consult and comment on six draft ISPMs ...

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Important communication on International Year of Plant Health (En, Fr, Es)

Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 15:02

Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,

As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. (http://www ...

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Safe trade facilitation of plants and plant products by harmonized phytosanitary measures in commodities standards

Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:51

Key elements of the International Plant Protection Convention’s (IPPC’s) work is to safeguard agriculture and facilitate safe trade. It is known that trade supports economic growth and development, helping to reduce poverty around the world. The 2016 World ...

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