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Dwindling IPPC Sustainable Funding Affects its Support of Developing Countries to Participation in Some Governing Activities

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 15:16

For many years, the IPPC Secretariat has tried to assist the participation of developing Contracting Parties to the annual meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and also some other important governing bodies meetings, such as the meetings of ...

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G-20 Group of Agriculture Ministers Supports the IPPC ePhyto and the Initiative of an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020)

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 11:40

The G-20 Group of Agriculture Ministers at their meeting on 27-28 July 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina have endorsed the IPPC’s efforts to build an electronic certification system (ePhyto) and the initiative of an International Year of Plant Health ...

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Prompting action towards an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 13:54

Plants account for over 80% of the human diet and are indispensable for food security. Healthy plants are also vital to sustainable and profitable crop production and to the quality supply of food, fuel, and fiber. Plant pests and diseases ...

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Strengthening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with the United States of America

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 12:52

On 26 July 2018 an IPPC delegation composed of Dr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), Mr. Craig Fedchock (IPPC Adviser) and Dr. Shoki AlDobai (IPPC Integration and Support Team Lead) met at FAO-HQs with representatives from the US Mission to Rome-based ...

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IPPC Secretariat contributes to the discussion on a Harmonized Global Approach for Managing Forest Invasive Species (19-20 July, 2018, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy)

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 15:59

In the margins of the 24th session of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO), representatives from the IPPC Secretariat, the FAO Forestry Department and five Regional Forest Invasive Species Networks met to explore better ways to exchange information and increase ...

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Draft ISPMs for the first consultation are now available in Russian

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 14:33

Draft ISPMs for the first consultation are now available in Russian at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/regional-ippc-workshops/2018-ippc-regional-workshops/. These unofficial translations were provided by EPPO.

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International course on Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 11:30

From 12 to 16 November 2018, the CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organizing an advanced course for professionals on “Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control”. The course will involve ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meet in Rome, Italy

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 16:38

The IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting was held on the 19th July 2018, in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Gerard Meijerink, International Seed Federation. The meeting was opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, who ...

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Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Progresses in Uzbekistan

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 11:01

The national Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in Uzbekistan marks significant a progress. The PCE was initiated and supported by the FAO TPC Project (TCP/UZB/3602) “Support to the Improvement of the National Seed, Plant Variety Protection and Phytosanitary Legislation ...

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3rd Meeting of the IPPC ePhyto Project Advisory Committee

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018, 11:06

The third ePhyto Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting took place on Monday, 16th of July at the IPPC Secretariat headquarters in FAO, Rome, Italy. The PAC which provides guidance to and support in project development particularly in relation to cooperation ...

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IPPC Secretariat took part in the SPS Committee Thematic Workshop on Control, Inspection and Approval Procedures

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018, 16:49

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The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization organized and hosted a Workshop on control, inspection and approval procedures from 09-10 July, 2018. The workshop provided a forum for discussion and experience sharing on developments, challenges and practices in ...

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IPPC Assists Tunisia in its Second Round of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Process

Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 17:24

2nd PCE mission in Tunisia, June 2018, Tunis. © Mekki Chouibani

Under the framework of the FAO project TCP/SNE/3601/C1 and with the support of the FAO Sub-regional office for North-Africa (SNE), the IPPC Secretariat carried out the second ...

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The IPPC Secretariat brainstorms on the Plant Health and Environmental Protection at its 2018 Mid-Year Meeting

Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 08:43

A specific session took place during the IPPC Secretariat 2018 Mid-Year meeting on Friday, 6 July 2018 to brainstorming on activities related to environmental protection and plant health. Environmental protection is at the core of the mandate of the IPPC ...

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The 2018 Mid-year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat Held in Rome, Italy

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 10:17

The 2018 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 6 July 2018 at the FAO HQs in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for in the ...

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