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The 2020 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat held virtually

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020, 09:03

Rome, 16 July 2020 –The IPPC Secretariat organized its 2020 Mid-year meeting virtually. The meeting was opened by Ms Beth Bechdol, FAO Deputy Director General, chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by all staff members. Core team ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Solutions Go Live in Fiji and New Zealand

Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 09:29

Nadi, 1 July 2020. Continuing with efforts to facilitate trade on a biosafety platform at a time when the world battles a crisis, Fiji and New Zealand have become the latest pair of countries in the Pacific region to go ...

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Successful webinar on Plant Health and “One Health” approach organized by Italian research institutions

Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 09:24

Rome, 15 July 2020. Over 200 participants joined the virtual round table organized by four Italian institutions: the Italian Entomological Society, the Italian National Academy for Entomology, the Italian Plant Protection Association, and the Italian Society for Plant Pathology, on ...

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IPPC Secretariat participated in high-level webinar on biodiversity

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 13:53

Rome, 3 July 2020 - The Permanent Representation of Italy to UN Agencies in Rome, FAO and The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT held the fourth webinar under the umbrella of “Mediterranean Diet’s Principles for Agenda 2030”, an initiatives ...

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IPPC Secretariat organized the meeting on promotion of plant health’s contribution to food security

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 13:48

Rome, 29 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the meeting on promotion of plant health’s contribution to food security. The meeting was opened by Ms Beth BECHDOL, the FAO DDG, and chaired by Mr Jingyuan XIA, the IPPC Secretary ...

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IPPC Secretariat participated in the WTO-SPS Committee June virtual meeting

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 12:04

Rome, 26 June 2020 - The Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting took place at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters* from 24 to 26 June to coordinate responses and facilitate safe agri-food trade during the global pandemic. The ...

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The 2nd virtual meeting for RPPOs organized to advance the IPPC work programme among regions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 08:54

Rome, 26 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the second virtual meeting with Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) to discuss how to strengthen collaboration and involve the regions in key IPPC activities. The meeting was opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia ...

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IPPC Secretariat’s role as one of the STDF’s core partners

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 08:56

Rome, 29 June 2020 - On 26 May 2020, the working group of the Standards Trade and Development Facility (STDF) met in a webinar on “Future-proofing safe trade during COVID-19” to discuss what STDF partners were doing to keep facilitating safe ...

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The IPPC 2019 Annual Report is published

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 13:09

Rome, 25 June 2020 – The IPPC Annual Report 2019: Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests has been published online. Styled with a new and fresher makeover, the publication highlights all the major achievements of the IPPC community in ...

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The 9th IYPH ISC meeting convened virtually to continuously advance delivery of the IYPH during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 15:23

Rome, 25 June - The 9th meeting of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) International Steering Committee (ISC) was held virtually to continuously advance delivery of the IYPH during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ralf Lopian ...

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The first informal briefing organized virtually to promote implementation of the IPPC work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 12:17

Rome, 18 June 2020. The IPPC Secretariat organized its first informal briefing via ZOOM to IPPC National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) to inform and discuss on how to move forward the IPPC work programme ...

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The IPPC Secretariat preparing for the implementation of the FAO Global Action for the Fall armyworm control in relation to the IPPC’s issues

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 15:09

Rome, 16 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the first coordination meeting on preparation for the implementation of the FAO Global Action for the Fall armyworm control in relation to IPPC’s issues. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan ...

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The IPPC Secretariat and the Right to Food Team join forces to fight against hunger

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 15:27

Rome, 11 June 2020. How can protecting plant health contribute to the realization of the right to food? Aiming to highlight the inevitable linkages between these two issues, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the FAO Right to ...

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IPPC Contracting Parties step up in issuing postage stamps to promote the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 09:14

Rome, June 2020. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, so far June has been a month rich in activities to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

Many initiatives are being undertaken by IPPC contracting parties (CPs) at ...

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