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International Year of Plant Health IYPH) Steering Committee meets in Rome

Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 15:21

The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) Steering Committee. Photo: © FAO / Sara Giuliani

15 February 2019, Rome - Twenty-two participants representing governments, stakeholders and FAO divisions attended the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) Steering Committee meeting held at FAO Headquarters ...

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Environmental protection and plant health: A new IPPC factsheet explains the link

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 11:32

You cannot protect the environment without also safeguarding plant health. When plant pests and diseases spread into new areas they seriously damage entire ecosystems, putting at risk biological diversity and the environment itself. Tiny and lethal at the same time ...

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Bactrocera dorsalis - New IPPC Diagnostic Protocol adopted

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 09:50

DP 29: Bactrocera dorsalis: a) oviposition punctures on mango fruit mark spots where fruit flies lay their eggs. B) example of a female Bactrocera dorsalis. Photos courtesy of Luc Leblanc (University of Idaho, USA) and Yokohama Plant Protection Station, Japan ...

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Developing capacity in pest risk analysis and market access for francophone African countries in collaboration with COLEACP

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 16:27

25 January 2019, Dakar - Many African countries seek to develop capacity in pest risk analysis, both to protect their territories from pests, and to get access to international markets by more fully understanding the requirements of importing countries.

The IPPC ...

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The ePhyto Project Advisory Committee looks at the project's major achievements and next steps

Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 14:12

29 January 2019, Geneva - The ePhyto Project Advisory Committee met for the fourth time on 29 January 2019 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Since the last meeting in Rome during the summer of 2018, the ePhyto Solution ...

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The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group IAG) meets in Geneva

Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 13:58

30 January 2019, Geneva - The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) met for the fourth time at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on 30 January 2019. IAG participants included the leaders of international NGOs representing the global grains, seeds ...

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A Brainstorming Session on Capacity and Professional Development at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 09:06

Mr. Brent Larson (Implementation Facilitation Unit Lead) and Ms Ketevan Lomsadze (Implementation Facilitation Officer) facilitated the Brainstorming Session on Capacity Development. ©FAO/ Sara Giuliani

25 January 2019, Rome - A dynamic brainstorming session, aimed at raising awareness of the concept of ...

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The 2019 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat in Rome Italy

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 14:51

25 January 2018, Rome - The IPPC Secretariat kicked off 2019 by reflecting on its major achievements in 2018 and on its plans and vision for 2019. The annual meeting with the theme of Professional Development took place on 25 January ...

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New year greetings from the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 15:21

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the entire IPPC Secretariat, I am pleased to convey my sincere greetings to you for the holiday season, and show my great appreciation for your strong support and positive contribution to the IPPC throughout 2018 ...

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Plant Health in the news!

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 12:14

The UN General Assembly has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This global observance is expected to raise awareness of the importance of plant health to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen plant protection services ...

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A year to celebrate plants: UN proclaims 2020 the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 17:32

IPPC hails proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

UN General Assembly proclaims 2020 as year to recognize and protect plant health

20 December 2018, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat ...

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A Glimpse of the IPPC ePhyto Hub and ePhyto Generic National System GeNS) in Action

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 15:20

10 December 2018, Tokyo - Participants from the Asia Pacific Region caught a glimpse of how the IPPC ePhyto Solution can facilitate trade at a recent meeting held in Tokyo, Japan from 9 to 10 December 2018. The joint meeting of ...

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Facilitating trade without compromising human, plant and animal health - Highlights from the Border Agency Cooperation Workshop in South Africa

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 12:03

16 November 2018, Cape Town - The 2017 landmark World Trade Organization s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) seeks to facilitate trade by reducing red tape and bureaucracy at borders; while promoting cooperation among border agencies. Indeed, the WTO estimates that ...

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Highlights from the December 2018 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Bureau meeting

Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 16:54

11 December 2018 - The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met virtually on 11 December 2018. Participants included six Bureau members and IPPC Secretariat core team members. Mr. Javier Trujillo (Mexico) chaired the meeting.

The meeting covered important topics such ...

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