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The Committee of World Food Security pledges towards renewed commitment to the right to food and plant health across the world

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021, 15:21

Rome, 9 February 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the realization of sustainable and inclusive food systems around the world, putting not only human health but also the right to food of people at risk. Ensuring the human right to …

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International Plant Health Conference in Helsinki is cancelled amid continued COVID-19 restrictions

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021, 14:45

Rome/Helsinki, 9 February 2021. On 2 February, representatives of member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), representatives of plant health stakeholder groups and FAO officials met to discuss …

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The IPPC EWG on the use of specific import authorization first virtual meeting in 2021

Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 08:20

Rome 2, February 2021. The first virtual meeting in 2021 of the IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) on the use of specific import authorizations (is taking place this week (1-5 February 2021). World experts convened to develop an annex …

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Lessons learned and outlooks from the IPPC Secretariat annual meeting

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021, 14:44

Rome, 28 January 2021. Despite the undeniable difficulties and changes it posed, the strike of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 did not impede the IPPC Secretariat from achieving some remarkable results and learning constructive lessons for the future. “After a …

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Developing and revising phytosanitary terms – the Technical Panel on the Glossary meets twice virtually to ensure consistency in terms used in draft standards

Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 16:44

Rome 22 January 2021. The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meetings took place virtually from 15 to 16 December 2020 and from 18 to 22 January 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the TPG face-to-face meeting in …

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Let's continue promoting plant health: a message from Argentina

Posted on Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 07:50

A very special year has ended where we faced many difficulties, challenges and lessons learned.

2020 has been declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). Within the framework of this …

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Fruit fly international standards can help gain market access

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 17:01

Vienna,8 January 2021. An animated infographic developed in collaboration with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This short video on ‘Fruit Fly International Standards Can Help …

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Breaking news – IPPC contracting parties agree on holding CPM-15 virtually on 16, 18 March and 1 April 2021

Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 08:32

The CPM Bureau held deliberations in connection to the 15th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) to occur virtually so as to facilitate participation of Contracting Parties and in respect of the current provisions to contain the COVID-19 …

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Urgent communication to IPPC contracting parties regarding possible failure to convene CPM-15

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 20:11

On 14 December 2020, a letter was sent by the IPPC Secretariat to IPPC contracting parties on behalf of the FAO Deputy Director-General, soliciting them to consider endorsing the CPM Bureau decision to hold CPM-15 by virtual means on 16 …

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200 million reasons to take global action on sea containers to keep khapra beetle out!

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021, 09:08

Rome, 30 December 2020– Khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium poses an ongoing threat to agricultural industries, even in countries with strong biosecurity systems. The threat is even greater when all it could take to introduce one of the world’s most …

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IPPC Secretariat bids farewell to an extraordinary 2020.

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 14:47

Rome, 22 December 2020, The IPPC Secretariat staff meeting successfully took place to close this exceptional year on a high note and ushers in 2021 with renewed hopes. Due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 …

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The IYPH International Steering Committee holds their last meeting of the 2020

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 09:19

Rome, 17 December 2020. Members of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for their 13th meeting. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian, the IYPH ISC Chairperson, and attended by …

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The new CPM Focus Group on Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems is set!

Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 14:58

Rome, 10 December 2020. During their last virtual meeting of the year the CPM Bureau selected the experts for the CPM Focus Group on Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems, whose Terms of Reference were approved at their July 2020 …

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First IPPC Webinar on Fall Armyworm prevention generates global interest

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 11:53

Rome, 9 December 2020. The IPPC Secretariat organized the first webinar on Fall Armyworm (FAW) prevention to launch its three-year work plan under the framework of the FAO Global Action for FAW control. The webinar brought together experts from FAO, …

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