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Launch event of International Year of Plant Health 2020

Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 16:17

The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December.

The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition ...

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Forging next steps for IPPC ePhyto: Meeting at the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 12:00

12 November 2019, Maryland, USA – The IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) and the Project Technical Committee (PTC) met at the offices of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) from 12 to 15 ...

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Advancing with international standards on plant health: The November 2019 IPPC Standards Committee (SC) meeting

Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 00:00

15 November 2019, Rome – The 34th meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee (SC) took place from 11 to 15 November 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ezequiel Ferro from Argentina. The IPPC Secretary, Mr ...

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The first IPPC ePhyto and Emerging Pests workshop for African countries

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 11:22

18 November 2019, Maryland, USA – The first IPPC ePhyto and Emerging Pests workshop for African countries took place from 18 to 22 November 2019 at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Inspection Services (APHIS) offices in ...

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Maximizing the impact of implementation and capacity development work in the IPPC community

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 09:47

22 November 2019, Rome – The fifth meeting of the IPPC Implementation and capacity development committee (IC) was held between 18 and 22 November 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Participants discussed strategic issues and work plans; and reviewed several ...

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University of Florence seminar on Tropical Plant Pathology for Master of Science degree students.

Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 11:32

26 November 2019, Florence – Prof Laura Mugnai and Prof Antonio Belcari of the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI) of the University of Florence, Italy, hosted a session on the IPPC community, structure and activities as well as ...

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Roundtable discussion on trade facilitation at the US Agricultural Export Development Council

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019, 09:50

21 November 2019, Baltimore - IPPC Secretariat Senior Advisor Mr Craig Fedchock participated in a roundtable discussion on trade facilitation with members of the US Agricultural Export Development Council held in Baltimore, U.S.A. Participants included representatives of US Wheat ...

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Coordinated Border Management – a hot topic at the World Customs Organization meeting

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 13:34

28 October 2019, Brussels - The IPPC Secretariat participated in the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) panel discussion during the meeting of the Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium. Indeed the ever-increasing volume of goods ...

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A Sea Change is Coming: Increased Collaboration between the International Maritime Organization and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 09:36

18 November 2019, Rome – Sea containers and their cargoes are potential pathways for plant pests and diseases to spread into new territories. It is therefore essential to ensure that sea containers are not contaminated and their cargoes are free from ...

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Hand-in-hand to strengthen Phytosanitary Capacity in Cambodia to combat Banana Fusarium wilt and facilitate safe trade

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 09:59

8 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The IPPC delegation carried out a field trip to Cambodia from 4 to 8 November 2019 so as to set up the pilot site of the IPPC global project on phytosanitary capacity development in ...

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2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa

Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 10:35

6 September 2019, Nairobi – The 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa took place from 2 to 6 September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was attended by 37 participants representing 27 IPPC Contacting Parties, as well as representatives from the ...

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The 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations Held in Nigeria

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 14:22

21 October 2019, Abuja ─ The 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation (TC) among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) was held from 21st to 25th October, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was organized by the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council ...

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Investing in Safe Trade – a new video launched at the STDF expert working group meeting

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 12:31

17 October 2019, Geneva - The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)’s working group of global experts met at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters from 15 to 17 October 2019 to continue revising the STDF Strategy (2020-2024). They also ...

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The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance

Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 10:10

28 October 2019, Shizuoka, Japan - The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is taking place from 28 October to 1 November 2019 in Shizuoka, Japan. The symposium brings together the world's phytosanitary community to discuss ...

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