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Latin America talks: fruitful and enriching 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 09:47

3 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Latin America took place virtually on 2 and 3 September 2020 to discuss draft international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) currently under consultation, to receive updates on several ...

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The 2020 IPPC National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Africa successfully concluded

Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 13:57

Rome, 11 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Africa was held virtually from 10 to 11 September 2020, chaired by Ms Faith Ndunge, Implementation Committee Representative from Africa Region in the first ...

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2020 IPPC NROs Workshop Strengthened the Capacity of fulfilling obligations of Contracting parties in region

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 14:57

Rome, 8 September 2020. The 2020 IPPC National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Caribbean was held virtually from 8 to 9 September with the participation of 50 representatives from 15 Caribbean countries and territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize ...

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The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Europe and Central Asia: Continuing the discussion on regional phytosanitary issues

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 14:28

1 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) took place virtually on 31 August and 1 September 2020, chaired by Mr Ringolds Arnitis, Expert from the State Plant Protection Service of ...

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The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa successfully concluded

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 13:47

Rome, 10 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Africa convened virtually from 8 to 10 September 2020. The meeting, co-chaired by Mr David Kamangira, Standard Committee Representative and Ms Faith Ndunge, Implementation and Capacity Development ...

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Making progress in plant pests diagnostics: the IPPC Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols meets to advance its work in pandemic times.

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 09:49

10 September 2020. Viruses, pests and diseases do not carry passports when moving from one country to another. The current COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating that the world must be extra careful with passenger travel and stressing the need to be ...

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2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Caribbean boosts regional phytosanitary cooperation

Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 10:17

Rome, 1 September 2020. The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Caribbean was held virtually from 1 to 3 September with the participation of 55 representatives from 17 Caribbean countries and territories: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands ...

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Press release of the IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group

Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 15:32

9 September 2020. The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the Covid-19 recovery ...

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Passing of Dr Kim Ritman, IPPC contact point for Australia

Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 10:31

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Kim Ritman, Australia’s Chief Plant Protection Officer (ACPPO) and official IPPC contact point.

Dr Ritman was the primary representative of, and an advisor to, the Australian Government ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) elects Co-Chairs for the next two-year term

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 09:29

2 September 2020: The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce Ms Alejandra Danielson Castillo, International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) and Ms Rose Souza Richards, International Seed Federation (ISF), have been selected to Co-Chair the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) for ...

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The 10th meeting of the IYPH international steering committee marks progress for the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 10:56

Rome 31 August - The 10th meeting of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) International Steering Committee (ISC) was held virtually to advance the delivery of the IYPH action plan through the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by ...

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Nature Plants publishes a new paper on Science diplomacy for plant health

Posted on Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 18:04

• Nature Plants publishes new paper on Science diplomacy for plant health, co-authored by leading plant health community representatives.

• International research collaboration is key to fight plant pests and diseases, causing up to 40 percent of food crop loss and USD ...

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The first virtual meeting of the newly established FAO/IPPC Technical Working Group of the Global Action for FAW control

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020, 14:56

Rome, 30 July 2020 – Preventing new areas from the introduction and spread of the devastating Fall Armyworm (FAW) is one the three key objectives of the FAO Global Action for FAW Control. In response to the growing need within the ...

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The first informal virtual meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee to ensure the continuity of its activities

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020, 14:22

Rome, 14 July 2020. The IPPC Secretariat organized the first informal virtual meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee (SC). The SC have continued to work virtually since their annual face-to-face meeting in May was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global ...

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