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Seven IPPC regional workshops, one common agenda-strengthening global phytosanitary capacity

Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2023, 09:24

Rome, 30 September 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully conducted seven high-level technical workshops in seven regions worldwide, with a uniform goal of providing a platform for regional plant health communities to contribute to the development of …

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African countries harness scientific advances, digital technology, improve technical capacity to prevent plant pests

Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2023, 09:29

Cairo, 25 September 2023. Eleven African countries are taking part in a training on advanced plant health science and state-of-the-art digital tools that will better equip field staff and administrators to make timely decisions to prevent plant pest outbreaks. The …

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IPPC urges stronger collaboration to protect plants from pests as 2023 regional workshops commence

Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2023, 13:15

Rome, 16 August 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, in conjunction with regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), has commenced the 2023 annual IPPC regional workshops, to engage contracting parties on the strategic work of the secretariat, particularly …

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IPPC webinar supports African countries to adopt electronic phytosanitary certification

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2023, 16:31

Rome, 20 July 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully held a webinar last month to introduce the IPPC ePhyto Solution to African countries and to elaborate its functions and associated benefits. The webinar, held in two …

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Revised draft phytosanitary standard expected to protect plants, global trade from fruit flies

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2023, 16:17

Members of the Expert Working Group on (ISPM) 26 - Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)

Rome, 14 July 2023. An Expert Working Group (EWG) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is proposing important revisions to …

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EU-funded IPPC project to help strengthen plant health gets underway in 9 African Union countries

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2023, 12:42

The IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) and the FAO/WHO Food Control System Assessment tools are being used in “Strengthening food control and phytosanitary capacities and governance,” a two-year project financed by the European Union and led by a team of …

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IPPC drafts guide on risk-based inspection

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2023, 12:50

Rome, 12 July 2023. Effective inspection of imported consignments at borders is critical in preventing the potential entry of plant pests into new areas. To support contracting parties in accomplishing this important function, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) …

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IPPC and Group of Latin America and the Caribbean strengthen collaboration against Fusarium Tropical Race 4

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2023, 07:21

Rome, 5 July 2023 – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has welcomed a proposal from the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), for the IPPC to prioritize and manage the global effort against banana wilt caused …

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IPPC webinar provides guidance on process of submitting proposals for IPPC standards and implementation resources

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2023, 13:09

Rome, 20 June 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat successfully held a webinar to guide participants on how to submit quality proposals on phytosanitary topics that will be considered for inclusion in the IPPC work programme. Titled …

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The Implementation Committee (IC) welcomes five new representatives

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2023, 10:02

The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) was established during CPM-12 (2017) to assist the CPM in addressing implementation and capacity development issues and to oversee the IPPC Community’s work in this area. With the 2020-2023 term coming to an …

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IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee concludes May 2023 Meeting

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2023, 08:49

Rome, 23 June 2023. The Implementation and Capacity Development (IC) met in Rome on 15-19 May to review the progress of the IC's workplan and address the implementation issues highlighted at CPM-17 this year. This was the first IC …

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CPM Bureau reviews IPPC progress and plans to advance global plant health

Posted on Sat, 24 Jun 2023, 15:49

Rome, 22 June 2023. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met last week to review the decisions and recommendations made at the seventeenth session of the CPM (CPM-17) held in March this year, vis- à-vis the ongoing IPPC …

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IPPC Standards Committee reviews proposed revisions to plant health standards

Posted on Thu, 22 Jun 2023, 08:51

Rome, 19 June 2023. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has recommended one draft standard for adoption by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and approved three draft standards for first consultation. These International …

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A project assessing food control and plant health systems in Africa on the spotlight during World Food Safety Day

Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2023, 09:18


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined top experts and international officials during Wednesday’s World Food Safety Day celebration to discuss a new project assessing food control systems and phytosanitary capacities to ensure food safety …

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