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The fifth meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held in Rome

Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 12:01

Rome, 16 January 2020 - As the International Year of Plant Health officially started, the IYPH International Steering Committee intensified its schedule to deal with the many tasks and activities ahead. The IYPH ISC Members convened at FAO headquarters to move ...

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A great step for the global plant health community: Uzbekistan joins the IPPC as its 184th contracting party

Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 14:10

Rome, 13 January 2020 – The IPPC community welcomes a new member as Uzbekistan officially joins the Convention on 13 January. On that date, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr Abdulaziz Kamilof, deposited a letter of ...

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First G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting (Food and Water) held in Riyadh

Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:37

Riyadh, 27 January 2020– The Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted the first G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) on food and water in the Hotel Fairmont Riyadh from 26 to 27 January 2020. The purpose of the meeting was ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Solution Enters 2020 with Positive Momentum!

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 17:32

Rome, 24 January 2020 - During the IPPC Secretariat’s annual meeting on January 24, the ePhyto team provided a quick review of the great success the IPPC ePhyto Solution had during 2019, as well as some of the opportunities ahead ...

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China South-South Cooperation project helps the IPPC Secretariat facilitate phytosanitary capacity development work in 2019

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 14:44

Rome, 29 January 2020 The IPPC Secretariat has been implementing a global project on capacity development under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) programme since 2017 entitled “Strengthening the capacity of developing contracting parties to implement the IPPC ...

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The annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2020 held at FAO-HQs in Rome

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 11:50

Rome, 24 February 2020 – The 2020 annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held at FAO-HQs in Rome. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat’s staff. At the meeting, a briefing ...

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Elementary School Students learn about IYPH 2020

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 12:23

The Locusts and Transboundary Plan

On January 11, IPPC Secretariat Senior Advisor Craig Fedchock provided an overview on the International Year of Plant Health, the IPPC, and the importance of plant health in general to the student body of Axis ...

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IPPC Secretary Statement on Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 15:28

Rome, 14 January 2020. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) welcomes the release of the Zero Draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The draft sets a much-needed ambitious plan to bring about transformation in our relationship ...

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Nicaragua celebrates the revision of their Phytosanitary Law, one of the output of their Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation

Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 14:55

Managua, 2 December 2019 - The Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria of Nicaragua (IPSA) is fully aware of the benefits of conducting a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) and has been fully committed to this work since February 2019, funded by ...

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The first phytosanitary technology training on surveillance and species identification of fruit flies in Sri Lanka

Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 15:23

Colombo, 16 December 2019 - In the framework of the IPPC China South-South Cooperation project, the first phytosanitary technology training on surveillance and species identification of fruit flies of concern to Sri Lanka was organized between 16-20 December 2019 in Colombo ...

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Sierra Leone implements a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) to protect cultivated and wild plants and promote exports of plants and products

Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 11:38

5 November 2019, Freetown - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Sierra Leone recently launched a new Agriculture Value Chain Development initiative to achieve sustainable vegetable production in the country and requested the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique Caraïbes-Pacifique (COLEACP ...

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Greetings for the International Year of Plant Health 2020 from the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 10:36

Dear Colleagues of the IPPC Community,

On behalf of entire IPPC Secretariat, I am pleased to convey my sincere greetings to you for the International Year of Plant Health 2020, and express my high appreciation to you for your continuous ...

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RENEWED International Phytosanitary Portal soon online

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 13:56

IPPC Secretariat has always been striving to provide the IPPC community with the most up-to-date information on new developments with regards to its mandate, other developments in the field of plant health and implementation of the convention. Provision of updates ...

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The CPM Bureau holds its December virtual meeting

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 11:50

Rome, 12 December 2019 – The CPM Bureau gathered virtually for its last meeting of 2019 on 12 December 2019 to review the activities for the ending year while looking forward to the beginning of the International Year of Plant Health ...

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