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IPPC Secretariat assembles for mid-year virtual meeting

Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 14:21

Rome, 7 July 2021. The IPPC Secretariat held its 2021 mid-year meeting virtually. The meeting was attended by all staff members and was opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, Director of Plant Production and Protection and the IPPC Secretary Officer …

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The IYPH International Steering Committee wraps up the Year and turns the focus on its legacies

Posted on Fri, 09 Jul 2021, 08:35

Rome, 2 July 2021 – The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its eighteenth and last meeting to discuss the IYPH legacy action plan after the International Year came to an …

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The International Year of Plant Health closing ceremony marks a new beginning for global plant health

Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021, 17:54

Rome, 1 July 2021. The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) has officially came to an end with a high level closing ceremony hosted by the FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu and attended by over 600 participants online. During his opening …

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Climate change, plant health and biodiversity webinar paves the way to the International Plant Health Conference

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 30 June 2021. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat gathered the plant health community together on 30 June to the second date of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) webinar series “Paving the path to the …

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IPPC Standards Committee welcomes new members, lauds work of technical panels

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 10:04

Rome, 30 June 2021. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met virtually on 23-24 June with new SC members to address standing agenda items during its annual meeting. Opening the focus sessions, the SC …

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Food Systems and Plant Health webinar observes end of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 29 June 2021.The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat launched the first webinar of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) webinar series: Paving the way to the International Plant Health Conference 2022. Concluding the IYPH campaign, …

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CPM Bureau completes the CPM Focus Group nominations

Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021, 15:10

Rome, 17 June 2021. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held an extraordinary meeting to finalise the nominations for the CPM Focus Groups on Implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020 – 2030 Development Agenda Items; Climate …

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Four Caribbean countries conduct virtual phytosanitary capacity evaluations

Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 08:39

Rome, 31 May 2021. In November 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) wherein CAHFSA would provide support to conduct …

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The new version of ISPM 8 is already implemented!

Posted on Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 13:08

Rome, 17 June 2021. National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) use pest status for various activities, such as pest risk analysis, the establishment of and implementation of phytosanitary regulations and the establishment of lists of regulated pests. This information is also …

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CPM Bureau endorsed nominations for new CPM focus groups

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 16:20

Rome, 10 June 2021. The CPM Bureau met virtually for the sixth time in 2021 to advance the nominations for the CPM Focus Groups on the Implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020 – 2030 Development Agenda Items; Climate Change …

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IYPH International Steering Committee heads towards closing of the IYPH

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021, 14:15

Rome, 9 June 2021. The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its seventeenth meeting to discuss the remaining action plan for the IYPH before its closing ceremony on 1 July. Altogether …

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The IPPC / ePhyto Industry Advisory Group workshops continue with the Bahamas

Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021, 10:05

Rome, 2 June 2021. The series of ePhyto industry workshops, organized by the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) with support from the IPPC Secretariat continued with a workshop with the Bahamas. Representatives of the Bahamas Health Agricultural Food Safety Authority …

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Successful high-level launch of Scientific review of impact of climate change on plant pests

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 1 June 2021. Due to the impact of climate change, plant pests that ravage economically important crops will continue to spread, becoming more destructive and posing an increasing threat to food security and the environment, finds a scientific …

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Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for second consultation in 2021

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021, 07:07

Rome, 21 May 2021. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for second consultation during its virtual meeting. The SC-7 meeting was held on 17-21 May 2021, to examine substantive comments from the …

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