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IPPC ePhyto meetings in Geneva

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 18:23

Geneva, 14 February - IPPC Senior Advisor Craig Fedchock and Budget and Planning Specialist Marko Benovic, along with UNICC ePhyto Technical Director Venkat Venkateswaran met on February 13 and 14, with representatives of the International Trade Centre (ITC), STDF, the Global ...

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A fruitful high-level encounter between Nicaragua’s officials and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 18:13

Rome, 13 February 2020 – The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, welcomed a delegation from Nicaragua composed of the Minister of Agriculture, H. E. Edward Centeno Gadea, the Ambassador of Nicaragua in Italy, Ms Monica Rebello Roffioni, and the Alternate Representative ...

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Australia kicked off the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 10:14

Canberra, 6 February 2020 - The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 has been officially launched on 6 February in in Canberra, Australia with the active participation of local and international governments, plant health authorities and exponents of the private ...

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The IPPC Secretariat’s brainstorming on how to contribute to the international year of plant health in 2020

Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 17:11

Rome, 24 January 2020 - During its Annual Meeting, the IPPC Secretariat held a brainstorming session on how everyone can actively contribute to delivering the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 through concrete actions. The brainstorming session was facilitated ...

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The IPPC ePhyto solution soon to be applied in Oman

Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 15:35

Muscat, 5 February 2020 - From February 3 to 5, the IPPC ePhyto Project Manager, Mr Craig Fedchock, and the UN International Computing Centre (ICC) Head of the Application Delivery Unit, Mr Venkat Venkateswaran, met with senior officials from the Omani ...

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The fifth meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held in Rome

Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 12:01

Rome, 16 January 2020 - As the International Year of Plant Health officially started, the IYPH International Steering Committee intensified its schedule to deal with the many tasks and activities ahead. The IYPH ISC Members convened at FAO headquarters to move ...

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A great step for the global plant health community: Uzbekistan joins the IPPC as its 184th contracting party

Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 14:10

Rome, 13 January 2020 – The IPPC community welcomes a new member as Uzbekistan officially joins the Convention on 13 January. On that date, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr Abdulaziz Kamilof, deposited a letter of ...

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First G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting (Food and Water) held in Riyadh

Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:37

Riyadh, 27 January 2020– The Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted the first G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) on food and water in the Hotel Fairmont Riyadh from 26 to 27 January 2020. The purpose of the meeting was ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Solution Enters 2020 with Positive Momentum!

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 17:32

Rome, 24 January 2020 - During the IPPC Secretariat’s annual meeting on January 24, the ePhyto team provided a quick review of the great success the IPPC ePhyto Solution had during 2019, as well as some of the opportunities ahead ...

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China South-South Cooperation project helps the IPPC Secretariat facilitate phytosanitary capacity development work in 2019

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 14:44

Rome, 29 January 2020 The IPPC Secretariat has been implementing a global project on capacity development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) programme since 2017 entitled “Strengthening the capacity of developing contracting parties to implement the IPPC ...

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The annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2020 held at FAO-HQs in Rome

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 11:50

Rome, 24 February 2020 – The 2020 annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held at FAO-HQs in Rome. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat’s staff. At the meeting, a briefing ...

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Elementary School Students learn about IYPH 2020

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 12:23

The Locusts and Transboundary Plan

On January 11, IPPC Secretariat Senior Advisor Craig Fedchock provided an overview on the International Year of Plant Health, the IPPC, and the importance of plant health in general to the student body of Axis ...

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IPPC Secretary Statement on Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 15:28

Rome, 14 January 2020. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) welcomes the release of the Zero Draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The draft sets a much-needed ambitious plan to bring about transformation in our relationship ...

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Nicaragua celebrates the revision of their Phytosanitary Law, one of the output of their Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation

Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 14:55

Managua, 2 December 2019 - The Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria of Nicaragua (IPSA) is fully aware of the benefits of conducting a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) and has been fully committed to this work since February 2019, funded by ...

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