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SPOTLIGHT: Prevent. Protect. Sustain. How the IPPC is protecting agriculture and trade by reducing the risk of pest spread through wood packaging material

Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2023, 13:42

The volume of international trade today is roughly 45 times the level recorded in 1950 and is projected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2023 before picking up to 3.2 percent in 2024. As global trade grows in volume, geographic …

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Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2023, 13:15

Rome, 16 August 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, in conjunction with regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), has commenced the 2023 annual IPPC regional workshops, to engage contracting parties on the strategic work of the secretariat, particularly …

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Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Brunel on a food safety/plant health project

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2023, 07:30

We had a conversation with Sarah Brunel, Implementation and Facilitation Unit Lead at the IPPC Secretariat, who is working on an FAO project that has two components: promoting food safety and plant health. While most of our questions focused on …

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IPPC webinar supports African countries to adopt electronic phytosanitary certification

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2023, 16:31

Rome, 20 July 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully held a webinar last month to introduce the IPPC ePhyto Solution to African countries and to elaborate its functions and associated benefits. The webinar, held in two …

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Revised draft phytosanitary standard expected to protect plants, global trade from fruit flies

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2023, 16:17

Members of the Expert Working Group on (ISPM) 26 - Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)

Rome, 14 July 2023. An Expert Working Group (EWG) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is proposing important revisions to …

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EU-funded IPPC project to help strengthen plant health gets underway in 9 African Union countries

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2023, 12:42

The IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) and the FAO/WHO Food Control System Assessment tools are being used in “Strengthening food control and phytosanitary capacities and governance,” a two-year project financed by the European Union and led by a team of …

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SPOTLIGHT: Engagement and partnerships could help reduce pest risk associated with sea containers and their cargoes

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2023, 01:00

Brisbane, 17 July 2023. In a highly globalized world, safe and uninterrupted trade is paramount for food security and economic growth. Sea containers play an important role in global trade because they serve as the thread connecting producers to consumers, …

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IPPC drafts guide on risk-based inspection

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2023, 12:50

Rome, 12 July 2023. Effective inspection of imported consignments at borders is critical in preventing the potential entry of plant pests into new areas. To support contracting parties in accomplishing this important function, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) …

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IPPC and Group of Latin America and the Caribbean strengthen collaboration against Fusarium Tropical Race 4

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2023, 07:21

Rome, 5 July 2023 – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has welcomed a proposal from the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), for the IPPC to prioritize and manage the global effort against banana wilt caused …

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IPPC webinar provides guidance on process of submitting proposals for IPPC standards and implementation resources

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2023, 13:09

Rome, 20 June 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully held a webinar to guide participants on how to submit quality proposals on phytosanitary topics that will be considered for inclusion in the IPPC work programme. Titled …

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SPOTLIGHT: Better safe than sorry: Nicaragua’s emergency plant protection efforts to curb Fusarium Tropical Race 4 (TR4) of banana

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2023, 12:57

Detecting, preventing and responding to risks are vital aspects for managing the effects of harmful plant pests and diseases. Conversely, limited attention to phytosanitary issues could weaken entire food production systems and international trade, lead to food shortages and could …

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The Implementation Committee (IC) welcomes five new representatives

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2023, 10:02

The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) was established during CPM-12 (2017) to assist the CPM in addressing implementation and capacity development issues and to oversee the IPPC Community’s work in this area. With the 2020-2023 term coming to an …

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IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee concludes May 2023 Meeting

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2023, 08:49

Rome, 23 June 2023. The Implementation and Capacity Development (IC) met in Rome on 15-19 May to review the progress of the IC's workplan and address the implementation issues highlighted at CPM-17 this year. This was the first IC …

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CPM Bureau reviews IPPC progress and plans to advance global plant health

Posted on Sat, 24 Jun 2023, 15:49

Rome, 22 June 2023. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met last week to review the decisions and recommendations made at the seventeenth session of the CPM (CPM-17) held in March this year, vis- à-vis the ongoing IPPC …

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