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Standards Committee and Standards Committee Working Group approve five standards for consultation

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2024, 07:22

Rome, 16 May 2024. The Standards Committee (SC) and the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) approved five draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), one draft specification for consultation and four phytosanitary …

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CPM-18 update: Revisions to phytosanitary standards and recommendation adopted

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2024, 07:15

Rome, 16 April 2024. The Eighteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18) adopted four International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to strengthen collaboration for global plant health and advance compliance with phytosanitary standards. CPM-18, which was held …

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Strengthening global partnerships: IPPC participates in World Customs Organization Round Table

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024, 13:29

Brussels, 26 April 2024 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat participated in the 243rd/244th Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) meeting of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium, held from 23-26 April 2024.

The WCO's theme for 2024, …

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Zambia holds Africa Phytosanitary Programme training of phytosanitary technical staff and stakeholders

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024, 10:03

Kabwe, 10 May 2024- The national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Zambia- the Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Service (PQPS), successfully conducted a three-day training of NPPO technical staff and stakeholders in the application of the geospatial techniques in pest …

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Director-General sets out several reasons for enhanced and coordinated work to protect plant health at International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) event

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 17:34


Rome – FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today called for stepped up efforts to protect plant health, underlining that “safeguarding the health of plants means that we are safeguarding the health of the planet.” Qu was speaking at an event …

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COMESA countries upgrade laboratory diagnostic capacity to manage Fusarium TR4

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 07:14

Vienna, 26 April 2024. Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region have taken a significant step in their efforts to protect the region from infestation by the destructive Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical …

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Uganda to undertake a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to boost agricultural trade

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 07:01

Kampala, 6 May 2024 – The Government of Uganda has embarked on a six month-long process of conducting a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) aimed at examining the country’s capacity to protect plants from the introduction and spread of …

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Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to strengthen Egypt's food security and agricultural trade

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2024, 09:57

Cairo, 29 April 2024 – To enhance agricultural production, food safety and national phytosanitary capacity to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases, Egypt is embarking on a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) with the goal to evaluate …

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CPM-18 builds momentum for robust global plant health systems

Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2024, 08:24

Rome, 24 April 2024. The 18th Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18) concluded with applause to the plant health community, on the outstanding progress made in advancing phytosanitary excellence and commitments to promote stronger and more efficient …

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CPM-18 delegates underscore vital role of implementation and capacity development for phytosanitary excellence

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2024, 11:04

Rome, 19 April 2024. Delegates from contracting parties of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), convening at the eighteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18), have emphasized the value of IPPC implementation and capacity development activities in supporting …

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CPM-18 delegates share country experiences in preventing the introduction and spread of banana Fusarium wilt disease

Posted on Wed, 17 Apr 2024, 16:34

Rome, 17 April 2024. Plant health stakeholders, including representatives from National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), the private sector, and academia attending the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18), participated in a side session to share lessons …

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Plant health and e-commerce: Countries share knowledge, experiences to protect plant resources and trade

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 13:12

Rome, 16 April 2024. On the margins of the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18), IPPC contracting parties discussed how e-commerce and the movement of plants and plant products via postal and courier services have become …

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Plant health takes center stage as 18th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures opens

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2024, 13:00

PRESS RELEASE. Rome, 15 April 2024. Delegates gather today at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to take stock of the state of global plant health and to discuss ongoing initiatives to …

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Download the APP for CPM-18

Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 12:33

Rome, 12 April 2024 -The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in collaboration with the FAO IT department (CSI) has built a mobile app for the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18) that will greatly simplify participants’ experience …

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