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FAO Plant Health Team meets to advance international cooperation on Plant Health matters

Posted on Tue, 04 May 2021, 15:35

Rome, 21 April 2021. For FAO and the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), international cooperation around phytosanitary issues is crucial. To improve planning and enhance global cooperation, the Organization has established a FAO Plant Health Team composed …

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IPPC Secretariat gets ready for key global biodiversity meetings leading up to the COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 15:45

Rome, 28 April 2021. The IPPC Secretariat has started preparations for the upcoming meetings organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) and the Subsidiary Body on …

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COLEACP facilitates the establishment and update of national regulated pest lists in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 09:06

Rome, 15 April 2021. The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1973 by stakeholders in the international fruit and vegetable trade. In 2018, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and COLEACP established a fruitful collaboration …

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Devastating banana disease reported in Peru

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 07:44

Rome, 28 April 2021. Peru’s National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) announced a national phytosanitary emergency on April 11 after confirming Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (Fusarium TR4) on a banana farm in Peru. Quarantine and emergency …

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Reorganizing pest-risk-analysis standards: Draft specification approved for consultation period

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 07:29

Rome, 19 April 2021. By conducting Pest Risk Analysis (PRA), countries can identify phytosanitary risks associated with a specific pest and determine the need for its regulation through the implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The Standards Committee …

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The first ePhyto industry workshop kicks off in the Republic of Korea

Posted on Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 14:11

Rome, 14 April 2021. Representatives of the National Plant Protection Organization, the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) and the IPPC Secretariat held a workshop on the development of the IPPC ePhyto Solution in the Republic of Korea.

Korea’s Animal and …

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CPM Bureau advances its agenda at first meeting following the CPM-15

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 09:32

Rome, 7 April 2021. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its fifth meeting of 2021, first under the new chairmanship of Mr Lucien Konan Kuamé, and discussed a number of important engagements for the community of …

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IPPC Secretariat announces three calls for experts for CPM Focus Groups

Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 14:03

Rome, 9 April 2021. Calls for experts for the three Focus Groups established by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures at their fifteenth session (CPM-15) are available on the IPPC website. Candidates interested in applying for a place on a …

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IYPH International Steering Committee reviews plans for the IYPH closing events

Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021, 09:00

Rome, 6 April 2021. The International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its 16th meeting to discuss the action plan for the IYPH activities leading up to the IYPH closing ceremony on …

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USDA declares April 2021 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month during the IYPH

Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021, 07:29

Washington, 2 April 2021.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The declaration is a public outreach in line with the United Nations’ International Year of …

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The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures fifteenth session concludes historic virtual meeting

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021, 13:57

Rome, 1 April 2021. The fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) concluded on 1 April with a discussion on FAO response to the current desert locust upsurge and the adoption of the report. More than 350 participants …

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ePhyto Industry Advisory Group looks at the next steps

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021, 13:09

Rome, 28 March 2021. The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) held their annual meeting virtually to discuss the progress and status of the IPPC ePhyto Solution. The annual meeting was chaired by IAG Co-Chairs Ms Rose Souza Richards (International …

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Controlling a Desert Locust upsurge and its threat to food security

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021, 13:29

Rome, 1 April 2021. Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregraria) is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world. For its ability to migrate over large distances and rapidly increase its numbers, the Desert Locust poses a potential threat …

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IPPC to launch new e-Learning courses in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 17:06

Rome, 19 March 2021. The pandemic has forced most of us to learn how to make better use of digital tools to work virtually and find innovative ways to perform work in a safe distance of others. Some fruits of …

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