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Zimbabwe concludes evaluation of national phytosanitary system, starts developing strategy to enhance plant health

Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2024, 08:50

Harare, 16 February 2024. The Plant Quarantine Services Institute (PQSI) of Zimbabwe and other national stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture, farmer organizations, and representatives of the national customs office, have embarked on the development of a National Phytosanitary …

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South-South Cooperation: End of project heralds positive changes for plant health in Cambodia and Sri Lanka

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024, 15:23

Rome, 25 January 2024. December 2023 marked the end of a seven-year intervention led by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat to assist Cambodia and Sri Lanka in ensuring that the agricultural produce of its farmers meets the …

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How the IPPC’s Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation exercises boosted plant health in 2023

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024, 15:06

Rome, 31 January 2024. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat recorded significant milestones in advancing plant health in 2023. One notable achievement was through the effective implementation of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Strategy 2020-2030.

Through this strategy, the …

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Independent evaluation of IPPC ePhyto solution shows successful findings and key recommendations

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2024, 08:45

Rome, 20 December 2023. The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) (STDF) is a global partnership to facilitate safe trade which promotes improved food safety, animal and plant health capacity in developing countries. It recently commissioned an independent evaluation …

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Technical panel reviewed diagnostic protocols and additions to work programme

Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2023, 12:14

Paris, 21 December 2023. The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met at the headquarters of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) from 30 October to 3 November 2023 to revise two diagnostic protocols (DPs) to be approved …

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IPPC Standards Committee worked on draft ISPMs to advance plant health protection

Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2023, 14:32

Rome, 13 December 2023. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met at the FAO headquarters from 13 to 17 November to revise draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to be adopted at the …

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IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee concludes November 2023 Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2023, 11:45

Rome, 13 December 2023. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) met in Rome on 6-10 November to review the progress of 2023 activities including relevant outcomes from the Seventeenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-17) in …

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Mauritius concludes evaluation of national phytosanitary system

Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 12:18

Rome, 24 November 2023. Mauritius is an island whose agricultural production has traditionally relied on sugar cane. In recent years, Mauritius started diversifying into production and export of other products such as litchi, pineapple, and anthurium. However, given its …

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New IPPC guide to protect plant health and reduce pest risk associated with e-commerce

Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 12:10

Rome, 23 November 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has published a new IPPC guide to help contracting parties predict and manage the threats and challenges posed by online trading of plants and plant products.

The publication, …

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Sri Lanka and Cambodia make progress in strengthening phytosanitary capacities, thanks to South- South Cooperation.

Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 12:00

Rome, 21 November 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat recently commemorated the successful conclusion of project activities under the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme with a focus on Sri Lanka and Cambodia in October 2023. The IPPC-led …

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Two new diagnostic protocols adopted to prevent harmful pests to crops

Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 11:18

Rome, 21 November 2023. The Standards Committee, on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), has adopted two diagnostic protocols that would help protect important crops from two particular plant pests, namely the fruit fly genus Ceratitis and …

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Fall Armyworm global symposium spotlights strategies in pest prevention and preparedness

Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2023, 08:42

Rome, 20 November 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat participated in the Global Symposium on Sustainable Fall Armyworm (FAW) Management from 31 October to 2 November 2023 in Beijing, China. Organized as part of the FAO-China South-South …

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Webinar highlights role of new IPPC guides and e-learning courses in strengthening phytosanitary capacity

Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2023, 07:36

Rome, 9 November 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully held a webinar to introduce a range of new IPPC guides and e-learning courses to strengthen the knowledge and technical capacity of members of the global plant …

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Regional plant protection organizations strategize to improve plant health and collaboration

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023, 16:37

Rome, 31 October 2023: Regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) successfully held the 35th annual Technical Consultation among RPPOs (TC-RPPO) from 24-27 October 2023 in Bogota, Colombia. Annually, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretary convenes TC-RPPOs to promote the …

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