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Reorganizing pest-risk-analysis standards: Draft specification approved for consultation period

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 07:29

Rome, 19 April 2021. By conducting Pest Risk Analysis (PRA), countries can identify phytosanitary risks associated with a specific pest and determine the need for its regulation through the implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The Standards Committee …

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The first ePhyto industry workshop kicks off in the Republic of Korea

Posted on Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 14:11

Rome, 14 April 2021. Representatives of the National Plant Protection Organization, the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) and the IPPC Secretariat held a workshop on the development of the IPPC ePhyto Solution in the Republic of Korea.

Korea’s Animal and …

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CPM Bureau advances its agenda at first meeting following the CPM-15

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 09:32

Rome, 7 April 2021. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its fifth meeting of 2021, first under the new chairmanship of Mr Lucien Konan Kuamé, and discussed a number of important engagements for the community of …

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IPPC Secretariat announces three calls for experts for CPM Focus Groups

Posted on Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 14:03

Rome, 9 April 2021. Calls for experts for the three Focus Groups established by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures at their fifteenth session (CPM-15) are available on the IPPC website. Candidates interested in applying for a place on a …

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IYPH International Steering Committee reviews plans for the IYPH closing events

Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021, 09:00

Rome, 6 April 2021. The International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its 16th meeting to discuss the action plan for the IYPH activities leading up to the IYPH closing ceremony on …

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USDA declares April 2021 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month during the IYPH

Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021, 07:29

Washington, 2 April 2021.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The declaration is a public outreach in line with the United Nations’ International Year of …

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The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures fifteenth session concludes historic virtual meeting

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021, 13:57

Rome, 1 April 2021. The fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) concluded on 1 April with a discussion on FAO response to the current desert locust upsurge and the adoption of the report. More than 350 participants …

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ePhyto Industry Advisory Group looks at the next steps

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021, 13:09

Rome, 28 March 2021. The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) held their annual meeting virtually to discuss the progress and status of the IPPC ePhyto Solution. The annual meeting was chaired by IAG Co-Chairs Ms Rose Souza Richards (International …

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Controlling a Desert Locust upsurge and its threat to food security

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021, 13:29

Rome, 1 April 2021. Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregraria) is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world. For its ability to migrate over large distances and rapidly increase its numbers, the Desert Locust poses a potential threat …

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IPPC to launch new e-Learning courses in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 17:06

Rome, 19 March 2021. The pandemic has forced most of us to learn how to make better use of digital tools to work virtually and find innovative ways to perform work in a safe distance of others. Some fruits of …

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Movement of contaminated sea containers continue to raise international concern

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 11:46

Rome, 18 March 2021. Sea containers has become one of the most engaging topics at the fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15).

Sea containers and their cargoes may act as vectors for invasive pests. If …

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Towards the proclamation of an International Day of Plant Health

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 11:02

Rome, 18 March 2021. When the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in December 2018, the COVID-19 pandemic was far from being imagined. In December 2019, one year after the UNGA proclamation, …

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Campaigning for plant health with a solid network of partners

Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 14:18

Rome, 18 March 2021. Communication and international cooperation are among the core activities of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) established by the newly adopted IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030. Over the past two years, the IPPC Secretariat has strengthened …

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CPM-15 brings out the adaption to the virtual work of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 10:08

Rome, 16 March 2021. In spite of the global health crisis, the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) has achieved a lot and has continued to fulfill its mandate, which were recognized in the decisions of the fifteenth Commission on …

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