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A New Memorandum of Understanding with the IPPC Secretariat will help Sri Lanka Boost its Phytosanitary Capacity

Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 12:22

A historical moment: signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the IPPC Secretariat and the Sri Lankan NPPO. Through the MoU, Sri Lanka will become a pilot country for the IPPC-China South South Cooperation Project. © IPPC Secretariat.

25 February 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Through its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, China aims to reactivate the ancient silk trade routes. This effort to promote trade and build infrastructure across maritime and terrestrial pathways has phytosanitary consequences. To prevent the introduction and spread of pests along these pathways, China is investing resources to strengthen collaboration and build the phytosanitary capacities of the ...

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IYPH Partners Coordination Meeting agenda posted!

Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 16:26

The agenda of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners coordination meeting is now available:

This meeting will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome on Saturday 6 April 2019 and is open to Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC IYPH Steering Committee members, IPPC partners and organizations that showed an interest in promoting IYPH.

Participants are requested to reply to the question available on the IYPH forum prior to the meeting:

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Nicaragua aims for excellence in its phytosanitary system and conducts its first Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation

Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 14:19

The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation team visiting the USD 40 million new border post with Costa Rica in Peñas Blancas. © IPSA

4 February 2019, Managua - In 2014, Nicaragua enacted a new phytosanitary regulation and put a strong focus on improving its phytosanitary system, as agriculture is the major economic activity in the country. Nicaragua strives to increase its market access and protect its territory. To reach this objective, the Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA) in collaboration with FAO agreed to conduct a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

A PCE is a process which brings together all relevant national stakeholders to ...

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Biodiversity decline is impacting plant health

Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 17:32

7 March 2019, Rome – A new report from FAO throws light on the negative impacts of climate change, overpopulation, pollution and other factors on biodiversity. In particular, FAO’s 2018 State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture shows how biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) is declining everywhere. Countries have reported that 24% of nearly 4,000 wild food species, among plants, fish and mammals, are decreasing.

To make things worse, pests and diseases are also putting BFA at risk. A recent IPPC factsheet on plant health and environmental protection reports that Invasive alien species are one ...

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IYPH forum / first poll

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 11:27

The IYPH forum can now be reached via the following link: (at the top right of the screen). Users must be logged in to participate in the forum discussion.

We encourage your participation to the first poll: “What are the top three initiatives that you plan to undertake to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020?”

The poll is open for IPPC contracting parties, Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC partners and all interested international organizations. The deadline for comments is 21 March 2019, 5 pm (Rome time). A compilation of responses ...

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International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) Steering Committee meets in Rome

Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 15:21

The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) Steering Committee. Photo: © FAO / Sara Giuliani

15 February 2019, Rome - Twenty-two participants representing governments, stakeholders and FAO divisions attended the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) Steering Committee meeting held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 14 to 15 February 2019. It was the first meeting since the official proclamation of IYPH in December 2018 and many important issues were discussed - including initial plans for celebrating the year.

The committee discussed the IYPH’s s visual identity and global programme of events. The latter will include an IYPH Partners Coordination meeting on 6 ...

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