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First workshop held on Fusarium Tropical race 4 diagnostic

Posted on Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 08:01

Rome, 25 March 2022. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat in collaboration with contracting parties and subject matter experts launched a workshop series on Fusarium TR4 diagnostic, surveillance, inspection and simulation exercises. Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense Tropical race …

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Legislation is key to a successful paperless phytosanitary certification

Posted on Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 07:41

Rome, 25 March 2022. Amending primary legislation maybe necessary for some countries to successfully implement the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) electronic phytosanitary certification or ePhyto. The ePhyto solution is an innovative tool that transitions paper-based information to digital …

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IPPC Webinar: The Standard setting procedure – an overview

Posted on Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 07:35

The international standards for plant health play a crucial role in protecting sustainable agriculture and global food security, the environment, forests and biodiversity, as well as in facilitating safe trade and economic development. The Secretariat of International Plant Protection Convention …

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First meeting of the Organising Committee of the International Plant Health Conference

Posted on Fri, 25 Mar 2022, 12:55

Rome, 24 March 2022 – The Organising Committee of the International Plant Health Conference held its first meeting today to lay the groundwork to deliver the first edition of the important event. Dr. Jinguyan Xia, Director of the Plant Production …

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The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group convenes workshop with Colombia on the IPPC ePhyto solution

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2022, 06:50

Rome, 25 February 2022. The first ePhyto industry workshop in 2022 kicked off with Colombia and had more than sixty participants in attendance. The participants included representatives from government, the private sector, Trade Associations, as well as members of …

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IPPC ePhyto Solution, Four Years In

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2022, 07:24

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, with the support of many partners and cooperators, including the UNICC, has developed the ePhyto solution to bring plant-protection phytosanitary certification for international trade into the digital era. The ePhyto solution, now …

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Osama El-Lissy Appointed As New Secretary For International Plant Protection Convention

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2022, 06:44

Rome, 8 March 2022 - Mr. Osama El-Lissy has been appointed as the Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), effective February 26, 2022.

Born in Egypt and a national of the United States, El-Lissy holds a doctorate degree …

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The Second IPPC-China Technical Workshop on Development of National Phytosanitary Capacity

Posted on Mon, 28 Feb 2022, 14:01

ROME, 28 February 2022. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) organized the second virtual technical workshop on phytosanitary measures for contracting parties in developing countries from 21 to 25 February. The workshop was supported by the …

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New Diagnostic Protocol for the causal agent of the most severe citrus disease adopted

Posted on Wed, 23 Feb 2022, 17:15

Rome, 21 February 2022. The causal agent responsible for the citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), one of the most destructive citrus diseases, has a new adopted international diagnostic protocol. Caused by the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter, HLB is …

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Press Release: The First International Plant Health Conference

Posted on Mon, 21 Feb 2022, 14:51

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) of the United Kingdom are proud to announce that the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) will take place from 21 …

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Commodity standards, a webinar explains new directions in the IPPC work

Posted on Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 21:44

Commodity standards for phytosanitary measures are crucial to safeguard plant-based agriculture, protect the environment and facilitate safe trade. The development of commodity and pathway-specific standards is a key component of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030. Included amongst the key …

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Determining host status for fruit flies is essential to facilitating international fruit trade

Posted on Thu, 03 Feb 2022, 12:50

Rome, 28 January 2022. The Expert Working Group (EWG) for the Annex Criteria for the determination of host status of fruit to fruit flies based on available information convened their virtual meeting to draft an annex to the International Standard …

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Impact of the International Plant Protection Convention mission presented in 2022 annual meeting

Posted on Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 07:46

Rome, 21 January 2022. Kick starting the New Year, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held its annual meeting to reflect on the IPPC mission and the impact it had on the global plant health community in …

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The IPPC Sea Container Task Force has successfully completed its mandate

Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022, 15:00

Rome, 18 January 2022. National economies depend on the efficient and uninterrupted movement of trade, which is facilitated by the efficient movement of sea containers through a complex and time sensitive logistical system. With over 220 million containers shipped each …

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