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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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Improving the understanding of a pest free area: experts revising ISPM 4 on Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 11:47

7 December 2020, Rome – In another first for the IPPC Secretariat in 2020, the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 4 (Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas) began …

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New schedule and virtual modality for CPM-15: urgent poll for IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 13:04

Rome, 14 December 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated containment measures, it was not possible to convene the 15th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) as a physical meeting at the headquarters …

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CPM Bureau sets new dates and agenda for CPM-15, pending endorsement by IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 18:18

Rome, 10 December 2020. The CPM Bureau held its last virtual meeting for 2020 today, revising the CPM-15 Provisional Agenda and tentative schedule and discussing key elements emerging from the latest meeting of the Strategic Planning Group (SPG), such …

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The FAO Council endorses the establishment of an International Day of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 09:24

Rome, 2 December 2020 - As the international community continues to observe the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), the FAO Council discussed the draft resolution proposing the observance of an International Day of Plant Health by the United Nation …

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The 37th meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee convened virtually

Posted on Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 13:31

Rome, 16 November 2020. The 37th meeting of the Standards Committee (SC) took place virtually from 16 to 19 November 2020 to advance the work of the IPPC community on the development of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). While …

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Regional workshop to protect Banana against Fusarium wilt disease TR4 in Southern Africa

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 11:34

Rome. 11 November,2020. International Year of Plant Health 2020 is being promoted globally to raise awareness on the importance of plant health and protect plants and plant products from pest. As always said, prevention is better than control especially …

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The 12th meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held virtually

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 08:05

Rome, 24 November 2020. Members of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually at their 12th meeting to discuss the progress of the IYPH activities. The meeting was chaired by Mr …

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CPM Bureau agrees on new modality for CPM-15

Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 15:52

Rome, 9 November 2020. The CPM Bureau held its ninth virtual meeting over the course of the year, coming up with some important decisions regarding the fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15), taking place in March 2021. …

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Strategic Planning Group meets in extra-ordinary session to advance IPPC strategic work

Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 15:47

Rome, 10 November 2020. The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) held its extraordinary sessions to finalise the discussion on several important items that required the IPPC think tank’s attention. The SPG held a thorough discussion about its role, noting that its …

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Phytosanitary Awareness Week: highlighting the role of the IPPC during the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 15:21

Rome/Ibadan, 13 November 2020. A successful 2020 edition of the Phytosanitary Awareness Week has concluded under the theme “Phytosanitary Safety for Prevention of Transboundary Spread of Pests and Pathogens”. The initiative, organized by Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) of CGIAR centres …

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The American Congress on Fruit Flies: 10th meeting of the Tephritid Workers from Western Hemisphere

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 15:14

Bogota, 2 November 2020. From 2 to 6 November 2020 the American Congress on fruit flies organized the 10th meeting of the Tephritid Workers of Western Hemisphere (TWWH), a five day virtual conference dedicated to the International Year of Plant …

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Moving forward the IPPC work on Fall Armyworm prevention

Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020, 09:02

Rome, 28 October 2020. The FAO/IPPC Technical Working Group (TWG) on Quarantine and Phytosanitary in relation to Trade met on Wednesday 28 October to advance its work programme on Fall Armyworm (FAW) prevention and preparedness as part of the FAO …

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