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Protecting plants through global guidance and coordination: new plant health standards adopted by CPM- 15 at annual global conference

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021, 17:04

Rome, 16 March 2021. A large number of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) were presented to and adopted by the fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) in the first-ever annual conference held virtually. The CPM is …

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Keeping food secure and free from pests: Tackling pests in food aid

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021, 16:11

Rome, 16 March 2021. It is known that disasters impacts in agriculture threaten all three pillars of sustainable development: social, environmental, economic. Countries have faced challenges to manage pest risk effectively during an emergency situation, for example receiving aid from …

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The 15th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures opens to advance global plant protection during the COVID-19 crisis

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021, 12:42

Rome, 16 March 2021. The fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) has opened to review the state of plant protection around the world and adopt new international standards for phytosanitary measures and recommendations. More than 340 participants …

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Adapting to a changed world: Interview with the CPM Chairperson

Posted on Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 15:30

Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga is the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) contact point for Mexico and Director-General of the SPS agency of Mexico, Senasica. Since 2018, he serves as the Chairperson of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the …

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IPPC community gets ready for the first virtual session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Thu, 11 Mar 2021, 18:00

Rome, 11 March 2021. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) organized two dry-run sessions to prepare contracting parties and observer organizations for the fifteenth and first-ever virtual session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15), which …

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New opportunity to strengthen regional coordination of phytosanitary issues in Africa

Posted on Wed, 10 Mar 2021, 15:50

26 February 2021 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat convenes regular Technical Consultations of representatives of regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), which are the regional coordinating bodies for various activities to achieve the objectives of the IPPC, currently …

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Another loss for the IPPC Community

Posted on Tue, 09 Mar 2021, 15:02

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of Mr Felipe Canale, the vibrant and colorful character from Uruguay who had contributed so much to the IPPC Community. He was one of the founders of the Regional …

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Taking adoption of the CTU Code to the next level

Posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2021, 14:26

Despite approval of the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code) in 2014 and considerable efforts since to promote its use, incidents connected to container shipping are unfortunately still commonplace.

The intensified volume and movement …

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Closing events of the International Year of Plant Health discussed at the 15th meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee

Posted on Tue, 02 Mar 2021, 09:46

Rome, 2 March 2021. The International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its 15th meeting to discuss the action plan for the IYPH activities in 2021. Altogether 32 members from the IYPH …

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Nicaragua benefits from the phytosanitary capacity evaluation: Watch the video!

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 12:54

Managua, 19 February 2021. The Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA), national plant protection organization of Nicaragua, initiated a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in 2019, becoming the first country in the Latin America and Caribbean region to …

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The Committee of World Food Security pledges towards renewed commitment to the right to food and plant health across the world

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021, 15:21

Rome, 9 February 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the realization of sustainable and inclusive food systems around the world, putting not only human health but also the right to food of people at risk. Ensuring the human right to …

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International Plant Health Conference in Helsinki is cancelled amid continued COVID-19 restrictions

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021, 14:45

Rome/Helsinki, 9 February 2021. On 2 February, representatives of member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), representatives of plant health stakeholder groups and FAO officials met to discuss …

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The IPPC EWG on the use of specific import authorization first virtual meeting in 2021

Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 08:20

Rome 2, February 2021. The first virtual meeting in 2021 of the IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) on the use of specific import authorizations (is taking place this week (1-5 February 2021). World experts convened to develop an annex …

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Lessons learned and outlooks from the IPPC Secretariat annual meeting

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021, 14:44

Rome, 28 January 2021. Despite the undeniable difficulties and changes it posed, the strike of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 did not impede the IPPC Secretariat from achieving some remarkable results and learning constructive lessons for the future. “After a …

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