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Controlling a Desert Locust upsurge and its threat to food security

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021, 13:29

Rome, 1 April 2021. Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregraria) is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world. For its ability to migrate over large distances and rapidly increase its numbers, the Desert Locust poses a potential threat …

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IPPC to launch new e-Learning courses in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 17:06

Rome, 19 March 2021. The pandemic has forced most of us to learn how to make better use of digital tools to work virtually and find innovative ways to perform work in a safe distance of others. Some fruits of …

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Movement of contaminated sea containers continue to raise international concern

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 11:46

Rome, 18 March 2021. Sea containers has become one of the most engaging topics at the fifteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15).

Sea containers and their cargoes may act as vectors for invasive pests. If …

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Towards the proclamation of an International Day of Plant Health

Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 11:02

Rome, 18 March 2021. When the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in December 2018, the COVID-19 pandemic was far from being imagined. In December 2019, one year after the UNGA proclamation, …

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Campaigning for plant health with a solid network of partners

Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 14:18

Rome, 18 March 2021. Communication and international cooperation are among the core activities of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) established by the newly adopted IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030. Over the past two years, the IPPC Secretariat has strengthened …

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CPM-15 brings out the adaption to the virtual work of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 10:08

Rome, 16 March 2021. In spite of the global health crisis, the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) has achieved a lot and has continued to fulfill its mandate, which were recognized in the decisions of the fifteenth Commission on …

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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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