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Near East and North Africa region successfully concluded its 2022 IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2022, 15:30

Tunis, 08 August 2022. The annual regional workshop for the Near East and North Africa (NENA), organized by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), recently concluded where participants discussed key regional priority issues on plant health and environmental protection.

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Press release: IPPC, FAO hold an annual regional workshop with Near East and North Africa member countries

Posted on Wed, 03 Aug 2022, 07:48

Tunis, August 1-4, 2022. The annual regional workshop among member countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region is being held this week in Tunis, Tunisia, to improve and modernize plant protection programs while encouraging regional and …

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ePhyto Industry Advisory Group held seventh virtual meeting with Guatemala

Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2022, 13:58

Rome, 20 July 2022. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held the seventh of a series of ePhyto industry workshops, virtually hosted by the Republic of Guatemala on 12 July. The workshop aimed to facilitate conversation among exporters, trade …

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IPPC Standards Committee reviews technical panels’ work

Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2022, 09:28

Rome, 14 July 2022. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held a virtual meeting on 13-14 July to advance the work of its technical panels and to discuss other matters.

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The CPM Bureau held its seventh virtual meeting on 30 June 2022

Posted on Fri, 01 Jul 2022, 08:56

Rome, 30 June 2022 - The CPM Bureau held its seventh virtual meeting, discussing the advancement of the IPPC work plan as well as decisions emerging from CPM-16 (2022). The IPPC Secretariat provided updates to the CPM Bureau regarding the …

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Did you know that food and other humanitarian aid can carry plant pests?

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2022, 14:23

Rome 13 June 2022. All food and other humanitarian donations are more than welcome, especially in emergencies and to vulnerable people. Saving lives is the utmost importance for all. However, it is known that disasters impact in agriculture threatens …

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The first 2022 face-to-face EWG meeting is ready to draft a new annex to the International Standard on International movement of wood!

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2022, 08:03

13 June 2022, Vancouver - The IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) is slated to meet from 13 to 17 June 2022 in Vancouver, Canada, to develop the draft Annex on the use of systems approaches in managing pest risks associated …

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Paving a new direction to plant health standards: the IPPC Technical Panel on Commodity Standards

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 15:01

Rome, 31 May 2022. Setting a new direction to the plant health community on developing commodity-specific standards for phytosanitary measures, the newly established Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held its first …

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IPPC Formalizes Trade Facilitation Collaboration

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 08:15

Rome, Italy 7 June 2022 – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) have formalised a relationship engaged in transforming the cumbersome, paper-based phytosanitary certification procedures protecting international trade in plant and …

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e-Learning courses on pest risk analysis kick off

Posted on Thu, 09 Jun 2022, 06:26

Rome, 20 May 2022. The online training courses on pest risk analysis (PRA) commenced on 16 May, are designed to further the knowledge of national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) and phytosanitary practitioners. The tutor-led course and self-trained e-learning course …

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Global phytosanitary community comes together to discuss IPPC Implementation

Posted on Fri, 03 Jun 2022, 08:43

Rome, 26 May 2022. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) and the Implementation and Facilitation Unit (IFU) of the IPPC Secretariat held a webinar, aimed at increasing awareness of the role of implementation within the Phytosanitary community. The …

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Successful five-day training course on banana Fusarium wilt R1 and TR4 held for Cambodian trainees

Posted on Thu, 02 Jun 2022, 08:42

ROME, 30 May 2022. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) organized the first virtual phytosanitary technology training on Banana Fusarium wilt Race 1 (R1) and Tropical Race 4 (TR4) in Cambodia from 23-27 May 2022. The training …

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The Standards Committee advances two ISPMs and elects a new Chairperson

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2022, 14:17

Rome, 13 May 2022. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) approved two draft ISPMs and one draft specification for the consultation period. The virtual meeting was held on 9-11 and 13 May 2022, where …

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Standards Committee Working Group approved four draft standards for the second consultation in 2022

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2022, 14:15

Rome, 19 May 2022. The Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for the second consultation during its virtual meeting. The SC-7 meeting was held on 16-19 May 2022 to examine substantive comments from the first consultation on …

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