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Plant health sustained by experts and policy makers at 41st European Commission on Agriculture

Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 09:20

Budapest, 1-2 October 2019. Two staff of the IPPC secretariat and contracting parties attended the 41st session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA), in the context of preparations for the International Year of Plant Health. Policy makers and agricultural ...

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Change is coming: the third meeting of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force held in Baltimore USA

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 17:16

23 September 2019, Baltimore - The third meeting of IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) took place in Baltimore, USA, from 23 to 27 September 2019. The main objective of the meeting was to review the SCTF’s work since it ...

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International research group helps advance phytosanitary research

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 17:00

27 September 2019, Cairns -The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) met from 24 to 27 September 2019 in Cairns, Australia. The PMRG - an independent organization of scientists, regulators and industry experts - provides scientific research and analysis that contributes to the ...

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Universal Postal Union project of issuing a postage stamp to commemorate the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019, 15:43

Rome, 9 October 2019 - On the World Post Day the IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has requested its members to consider issuing a commemorative postage stamp to promote the International Year of Plant ...

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Linking the IPPC Secretariats budget to the new 2020-2030 IPPC Strategic framework: results from the IPPC Financial committee FC) meeting

Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019, 13:24

7 October 2019, Rome - The IPPC Finance Committee (FC) met in Rome on 7 October 2019 to review the overall financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat, progress made on several pending matters, and how to link the IPPC budget to ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Solution discusses Blockchain***s potential in agricultural supply chains at the 2019 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum

Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019, 11:24

12 September 2019, Paris - The 2019 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum was opened by Mr Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, who welcomed all attendees. He called the forum a“unique platform to discuss how distributed ledger technologies, like Blockchain, are affecting ...

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The compiled comments from the first and second round of consultations on draft ISPMs and CPM Recommendation are now posted!

Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 17:07

Compiled comments for the first and second consultations on draft ISPMs have now been posted on the IPP at this link:

Additionally the compiled comments for the draft CPM Recommendation on Safe ...

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Determining an area’s pest status: experts meet to draft a new guide

Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 11:51

16 September 2019, Rome – An expert working group met in Rome from 16 to 20 September 2019 to kick off the development of a Pest Status Guide (2017-048). Indeed, determining the status of pests within a country is crucial for ...

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Excellent regional cooperation during the 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop in Latin America

Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 10:22

3 September 2019, Medellín - The 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America was held in Medellín, Colombia from 3 to 6 September 2019. Thirty-five persons from 19 IPPC contracting parties and several institutions attended the workshop. The FAO Agricultural Officer ...

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