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Breaking news – IPPC contracting parties agree on holding CPM-15 virtually on 16, 18 March and 1 April 2021

Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 08:32

The CPM Bureau held deliberations in connection to the 15th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) to occur virtually so as to facilitate participation of Contracting Parties and in respect of the current provisions to contain the COVID-19 …

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Urgent communication to IPPC contracting parties regarding possible failure to convene CPM-15

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 20:11

On 14 December 2020, a letter was sent by the IPPC Secretariat to IPPC contracting parties on behalf of the FAO Deputy Director-General, soliciting them to consider endorsing the CPM Bureau decision to hold CPM-15 by virtual means on 16 …

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200 million reasons to take global action on sea containers to keep khapra beetle out!

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021, 09:08

Rome, 30 December 2020– Khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium poses an ongoing threat to agricultural industries, even in countries with strong biosecurity systems. The threat is even greater when all it could take to introduce one of the world’s most …

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IPPC Secretariat bids farewell to an extraordinary 2020.

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 14:47

Rome, 22 December 2020, The IPPC Secretariat staff meeting successfully took place to close this exceptional year on a high note and ushers in 2021 with renewed hopes. Due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 …

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The IYPH International Steering Committee holds their last meeting of the 2020

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 09:19

Rome, 17 December 2020. Members of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for their 13th meeting. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian, the IYPH ISC Chairperson, and attended by …

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The new CPM Focus Group on Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems is set!

Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 14:58

Rome, 10 December 2020. During their last virtual meeting of the year the CPM Bureau selected the experts for the CPM Focus Group on Pest Outbreak Alert and Response Systems, whose Terms of Reference were approved at their July 2020 …

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First IPPC Webinar on Fall Armyworm prevention generates global interest

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 11:53

Rome, 9 December 2020. The IPPC Secretariat organized the first webinar on Fall Armyworm (FAW) prevention to launch its three-year work plan under the framework of the FAO Global Action for FAW control. The webinar brought together experts from FAO, …

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Improving the understanding of a pest free area: experts revising ISPM 4 on Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 11:47

7 December 2020, Rome – In another first for the IPPC Secretariat in 2020, the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 4 (Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas) began …

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New schedule and virtual modality for CPM-15: urgent poll for IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 13:04

Rome, 14 December 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated containment measures, it was not possible to convene the 15th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) as a physical meeting at the headquarters …

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CPM Bureau sets new dates and agenda for CPM-15, pending endorsement by IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 18:18

Rome, 10 December 2020. The CPM Bureau held its last virtual meeting for 2020 today, revising the CPM-15 Provisional Agenda and tentative schedule and discussing key elements emerging from the latest meeting of the Strategic Planning Group (SPG), such …

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The FAO Council endorses the establishment of an International Day of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 09:24

Rome, 2 December 2020 - As the international community continues to observe the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), the FAO Council discussed the draft resolution proposing the observance of an International Day of Plant Health by the United Nation …

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The 37th meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee convened virtually

Posted on Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 13:31

Rome, 16 November 2020. The 37th meeting of the Standards Committee (SC) took place virtually from 16 to 19 November 2020 to advance the work of the IPPC community on the development of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). While …

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Regional workshop to protect Banana against Fusarium wilt disease TR4 in Southern Africa

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 11:34

Rome. 11 November,2020. International Year of Plant Health 2020 is being promoted globally to raise awareness on the importance of plant health and protect plants and plant products from pest. As always said, prevention is better than control especially …

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The 12th meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held virtually

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 08:05

Rome, 24 November 2020. Members of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually at their 12th meeting to discuss the progress of the IYPH activities. The meeting was chaired by Mr …

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