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CPM Bureau continues the discussion on global plant health priorities

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 16:06

Rome, 24 September 2020. The Bureau of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held an extraordinary virtual session to continue discussing items deferred from the previous meeting and in preparation for the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting in October. The ...

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2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Near East and North Africa

Posted on Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 15:48

Rome, 15 September 2020 – The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Near East and North Africa (NENA) convened virtually in four sessions on 7, 8, 14 and 15 September. The workshop was organized by the IPPC Secretariat, the FAO Regional Office ...

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FAO Committee on Agriculture endorses proposal for an International Day of Plant Health

Posted on Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 13:57

Rome, 1 October 2020. The FAO Committee on Agriculture endorsed the proposal tabled by the government of Zambia to proclaim 12 May the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH).

Plants are the source of most of the food we eat ...

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The FAO/IPPC Fall Armyworm Technical Working Group successfully conclude its 3rd virtual meeting

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 10:13

Rome, 16 September 2020 – The FAO/IPPC Fall Armyworm (FAW) Technical Working Group of Quarantine and Phytosanitary in relation to Trade keeps moving forward its work programme in relation to the FAO Global Action for FAW Control and met ...

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The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Southwest Pacific: cooperate to promote plant health

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 10:09

Rome, 28 August 2020 - The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop (RW) for the Southwest Pacific was held virtually in five separate sessions from 21 to 28 August 2020, chaired by Mr Nacanieli Waqa, Vice-Chair of the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO ...

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Latin America talks: fruitful and enriching 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 09:47

3 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Latin America took place virtually on 2 and 3 September 2020 to discuss draft international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) currently under consultation, to receive updates on several ...

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The 2020 IPPC National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Africa successfully concluded

Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 13:57

Rome, 11 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Africa was held virtually from 10 to 11 September 2020, chaired by Ms Faith Ndunge, Implementation Committee Representative from Africa Region in the first ...

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2020 IPPC NROs Workshop Strengthened the Capacity of fulfilling obligations of Contracting parties in region

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 14:57

Rome, 8 September 2020. The 2020 IPPC National Reporting Obligations (NROs) Workshop for Caribbean was held virtually from 8 to 9 September with the participation of 50 representatives from 15 Caribbean countries and territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize ...

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The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Europe and Central Asia: Continuing the discussion on regional phytosanitary issues

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 14:28

1 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) took place virtually on 31 August and 1 September 2020, chaired by Mr Ringolds Arnitis, Expert from the State Plant Protection Service of ...

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The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa successfully concluded

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 13:47

Rome, 10 September 2020 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for Africa convened virtually from 8 to 10 September 2020. The meeting, co-chaired by Mr David Kamangira, Standard Committee Representative and Ms Faith Ndunge, Implementation and Capacity Development ...

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Making progress in plant pests diagnostics: the IPPC Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols meets to advance its work in pandemic times.

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 09:49

10 September 2020. Viruses, pests and diseases do not carry passports when moving from one country to another. The current COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating that the world must be extra careful with passenger travel and stressing the need to be ...

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2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Caribbean boosts regional phytosanitary cooperation

Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 10:17

Rome, 1 September 2020. The 2020 IPPC Regional Workshop for Caribbean was held virtually from 1 to 3 September with the participation of 55 representatives from 17 Caribbean countries and territories: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands ...

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Press release of the IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group

Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 15:32

9 September 2020. The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the Covid-19 recovery ...

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Passing of Dr Kim Ritman, IPPC contact point for Australia

Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 10:31

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Kim Ritman, Australia’s Chief Plant Protection Officer (ACPPO) and official IPPC contact point.

Dr Ritman was the primary representative of, and an advisor to, the Australian Government ...

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