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Strategic Planning Group meets in extra-ordinary session to advance IPPC strategic work

Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 15:47

Rome, 10 November 2020. The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) held its extraordinary sessions to finalise the discussion on several important items that required the IPPC think tank’s attention. The SPG held a thorough discussion about its role, noting that its …

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Phytosanitary Awareness Week: highlighting the role of the IPPC during the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 15:21

Rome/Ibadan, 13 November 2020. A successful 2020 edition of the Phytosanitary Awareness Week has concluded under the theme “Phytosanitary Safety for Prevention of Transboundary Spread of Pests and Pathogens”. The initiative, organized by Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) of CGIAR centres …

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The American Congress on Fruit Flies: 10th meeting of the Tephritid Workers from Western Hemisphere

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 15:14

Bogota, 2 November 2020. From 2 to 6 November 2020 the American Congress on fruit flies organized the 10th meeting of the Tephritid Workers of Western Hemisphere (TWWH), a five day virtual conference dedicated to the International Year of Plant …

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Moving forward the IPPC work on Fall Armyworm prevention

Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020, 09:02

Rome, 28 October 2020. The FAO/IPPC Technical Working Group (TWG) on Quarantine and Phytosanitary in relation to Trade met on Wednesday 28 October to advance its work programme on Fall Armyworm (FAW) prevention and preparedness as part of the FAO …

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Saint Lucia runs a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation virtually

Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 13:42

Castries, 22 October 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent Saint Lucia from reviewing its national phytosanitary system and implementing an IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE). In spite of the restrictions associated with the public health emergency, the Caribbean …

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The first International Congress of Plant Protection in Guatemala celebrates IYPH

Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 08:33

Guatemala City, 14 October 2020 – At the occasion of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala inaugurated the first International Congress of Plant Protection in the country. The event …

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The IYPH at the Regional Conference on Plant Health and Scientific Research in Azerbaijan

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 14:12

Baku, 20 October 2020 – The Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized a two-day virtual conference dedicated to the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 from 20 to 21 October 2020. Moderated by Ms Khayala Dadashova, …

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The first IPPC webinar: Enhancing the understanding of the concept on authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 09:43

Rome, 20 October 2020. The first webinar, organized by IPPC Secretariat to discuss the concept of authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions was opened by Mr Avetik Nersisyan, Lead of the Standard Setting Unit at the IPPC Secretariat …

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The FAW Technical Committee discussed the development of guidelines to prevent FAW introduction and spread

Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 13:29

Rome, 1 October 2020. The Technical Committee of the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control has discussed the need of preparing new global guidelines on FAW prevention as a strategic asset of the Global Action. These guidelines are aimed at …

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There is no food security without plant health

Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 11:39

World Food Day 2020 calls for global solidarity with the most vulnerable, marking a steppingstone in the path to promote plant health and eradicate hunger.

Rome, 16 October 2020. Never before has the importance of ensuring the right to …

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The 11th meeting of the IYPH international steering committee held virtually to track progress of delivering the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 12:25

Rome, 12 October 2020- The 11th meeting of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) International Steering Committee (ISC) was held virtually to advance the delivery of the IYPH action plan. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian, …

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Setting new global plant health priorities: the agenda of the Strategic Planning Group for the next decade

Posted on Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 12:05

Rome, 9 October 2020 – The IPPC Strategic Planning Group (SPG) met on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October to discuss new global priorities and challenges in plant health. During his opening remarks, Mr Jingyuan Xia, Director of the FAO …

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Prompt pest reports from Zambia and Jordan: enhanced global cooperation on pest prevention and control

Posted on Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 14:29

Rome, 1 October 2020 - On 21 September 2020, researchers in Zambia reported the arrival of wheat blast disease to the African continent, which has been promptly reported by the IPPC Contact point for Zambia after the confirmation of the …

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CPM Bureau continues the discussion on global plant health priorities

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 14:06

Rome, 24 September 2020. The Bureau of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held an extraordinary virtual session to continue discussing items deferred from the previous meeting and in preparation for the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting in October. The …

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