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The effective role of remote sensing in detecting pests and supporting plant health surveillance

Posted on Thu, 04 Nov 2021, 08:36

Rome, 2 November 2021 – A webinar on the use of remote sensing technologies to support plant health surveillance activities was co-organized virtually by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention, the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), …

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Fall Armyworm, a global threat to prevent: New webinar series kicked off

Posted on Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 09:05

Rome, 28 October 2021. Fall armyworm’s inexorable spread has become a global concern. This transboundary pest is now affecting more than 70 countries worldwide, and putting others at high risk of incursion. FAO and the International Plant Protection Convention …

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Webinar introducing IPPC capacity development tools generates global interest

Posted on Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 11:36

Rome, 26 October 2021. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held a webinar on 22 October to present new capacity development materials on pest status, surveillance and systems approaches.

The webinar brought together more than 300 …

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Strategic Planning Group deepens collaboration on global plant health

Posted on Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 09:28

Rome, 22 September 2021. The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) concluded its tenth session yesterday with fruitful recommendations on key strategic matters, including phytosanitary tools, One Health, certification processes, and the International Year of Plant Health legacies. The meeting …

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Key plant health issues discussed at today’s Strategic Planning Group meeting

Posted on Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 10:29

Rome, 19 October 2021. Under the chairmanship of John Greifer, Vice Chairperson of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the IPPC Strategic Planning Group (SPG) convened the first meeting of its tenth session, discussing several strategic issues related to …

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Systems approaches for phytosanitary certification of seeds as a way to guarantee safe international movement of seeds

Posted on Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 13:15

Rome, 7 October 2021.The Expert Working Group for the Design and use of systems approaches for phytosanitary certification of seeds began their virtual meeting to draft an annex to the standard on the international movement of seeds based on …

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Standards Committee takes steps forward to streamline the standard setting process and implement the strategic framework

Posted on Mon, 04 Oct 2021, 07:28

Rome, 21 September 2021. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met virtually on 14 and 15 September to finalize the work on some of the development agenda items of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 …

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Understanding the principal requirements for pest status determination

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 10:46

Rome, 28 September 2021. Determining pest status is one of the key activities undertaken by national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to implement the International Plant Protection Convention. The newly published Pest Status Guide will assist countries to determine the …

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Newly adopted IPPC Diagnostic Protocol: Aiding detection and preventing introduction of Striga spp.

Posted on Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 09:16

Rome, 9 September 2021. The Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) adopted the thirtieth Annex to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests) for Striga spp.

Striga, commonly known as witchweed …

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The IPPC Regional Workshop for the South West Pacific concluded

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 15:35

Rome, 3 September 2021. The 2021 IPPC Regional Workshop for the South West Pacific held a series of virtual workshops from 31 August to 3 September 2021. The event, chaired by Nacanieli Waqa, Vice-Chair of the Pacific Plant Protection Organization …

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IPPC Regional Workshop for Latin America held virtually to strengthen plant protection in the region

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 13:13

Rome, 10 September 2021. The Regional Plant Protection Organizations of Latin America held their annual IPPC Regional Workshop virtually from 1 to 7 September. Updates and reports on governance and strategy by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and …

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CPM Bureau advances preparation for upcoming Strategic Planning Group

Posted on Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 12:55

Rome, 16 September 2021. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau held its ninth virtual meeting to advance its work in preparation of the tenth session of the Strategic Planning Group, scheduled on 19 and 21 October 2021, …

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Preparing countries to keep Fall Armyworm away from their territories

Posted on Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 08:53

Rome, 13 September 2021. Fall Armyworm has already affected more than seventy countries worldwide and is now classified as a priority pest in many regions of the world. According to FAO, up to 17.7 million tonnes of maize could be …

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IPPC concludes its 2021 Asia Regional Workshop

Posted on Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 15:11

Rome, 10 September 2021. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) virtual Asia Regional Workshop convened daily from 6 to 9 September 2021 in four-hour sessions. The Workshop objective was to review and comment on eight draft standards and one CPM …

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