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Harnessing technology to benefit the environment: the IPPC at the 10th InforMEA Steering Committee Meeting

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019, 12:46

The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee in Montreux, Switzerland. © UNEP

14 June 2019, Montreux - The 10th Meeting of the InforMEA Steering Committee was held from 11 to 14 June 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland. Ms Paola Sentinelli, …

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The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat: reviewing key achievements and future plans

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019, 08:28

The IPPC Secretariat reviewed key achievements for the first half of 2019 and plans for the next semester at their mid-year meeting. © FAO

2 July 2019, Rome - The 2019 mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held at …

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A new version of the IPPC Online Comment System launched today for opening of 2019 consultations

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 12:49

The IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) was upgraded to a new 6.4 version today, 1st July 2019. The new user interface and enhanced system s features will facilitate the process of drafting and submitting comments by IPPC contact points.

The …

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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System will go live on the 15th of July

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 10:04

The IPPC Secretariat is proud to announce that on July 15th the Generic National System component of the IPPC ePhyto Solution will go live! This means that countries without their own national electronic certification system who wish to join the …

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Minimizing the impact of plant pests - a global surveillance system for crop diseases

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 08:56

Originally native to the Americas, since 2016 the Fall Armyworm, a destructive pest, has rapidly spread into Africa, the Near East and Asia. ©FAO/Lekha Edirisinghe

28 June 2019 - Each year an estimated 10 to16 percent of global harvests are …

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Making progress on international commodity standards for phytosanitary measures

Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 14:10

IPPC Focus group on commodity standards second meeting in 2019. Participants included Focus group members and the IPPC Secretariat. © FAO

21 June 2019, Rome - An important element of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) s work is to …

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Implementing the 2020-2030 IPPC Strategic Framework: Considerations from CPM Bureau June 2019 meeting

Posted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 10:47

The June 2019 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting. © FAO

14 June 2019, Rome - The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met in Rome from 10 to 14 June 2019 to focus on how to implement the …

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The IPPC Financial Committee discusses the IPPC Secretariat s 2021 budget and other matters

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 14:59

The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. © FAO

7 June 2019, Rome - The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 before the Commission on …

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A fruitful week for the IPPC ePhyto Project Team in the United Kingdom

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 14:25

The IPPC ePhyto solution s technical aspects and business processes were discussed during a meeting with the national plant protection organisation (NPPO) of the United Kingdom. © FAO

12 June 2019, London - Working directly with industry representatives is essential …

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Enhancing food security through trade facilitation

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 07:26

How can digitising the phytosanitary certification process help to enhance food security? Craig Fedchock, Advisor at the International Plant Protection Secretariat, explains.

Read full article at: https://www.tradefacilitation.org/blog/enhancing-food-security-trade-facilitation/

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The new draft International Standard on Audit in the phytosanitary context is off to a good start!

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 10:39

Expert Working Group members at the June 2019 meeting in Toronto, Canada. © FAO

3 June 2019, Toronto - The Expert Working Group (EWG) in charge of developing the draft International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on Audit in the …

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Together is better: the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD) and the IPPC sign a joint work plan for 2019-2020

Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 13:49

Dr Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the IPPC, signed the CBD-IPPC joint work plan for 2019-2020 at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. IPPC and …

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The IPPCs Participation at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 10:27

Bern, Switzerland: The IPPC delegation at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (left to right): Mr González, Mr Lopian, Mr Xia (IPPC Secretary), Ms Yim, Mr Njoroge and Ms Moreira. © FAO

12 June …

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International Year of Plant Health off to a good start with first meeting of IYPH International Steering Committee

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 08:39

Rome, 14 June 2019. The first meeting of the International Steering Committee (ISC) on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The meeting was opened by Dr. Jingyaun Xia, Secretary of …

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