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Maximizing the impact of implementation and capacity development work in the IPPC community

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 09:47

22 November 2019, Rome – The fifth meeting of the IPPC Implementation and capacity development committee (IC) was held between 18 and 22 November 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Participants discussed strategic issues and work plans; and reviewed several ...

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University of Florence seminar on Tropical Plant Pathology for Master of Science degree students.

Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 11:32

26 November 2019, Florence – Prof Laura Mugnai and Prof Antonio Belcari of the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI) of the University of Florence, Italy, hosted a session on the IPPC community, structure and activities as well as ...

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Roundtable discussion on trade facilitation at the US Agricultural Export Development Council

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019, 09:50

21 November 2019, Baltimore - IPPC Secretariat Senior Advisor Mr Craig Fedchock participated in a roundtable discussion on trade facilitation with members of the US Agricultural Export Development Council held in Baltimore, U.S.A. Participants included representatives of US Wheat ...

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Coordinated Border Management – a hot topic at the World Customs Organization meeting

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 13:34

28 October 2019, Brussels - The IPPC Secretariat participated in the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) panel discussion during the meeting of the Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium. Indeed the ever-increasing volume of goods ...

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A Sea Change is Coming: Increased Collaboration between the International Maritime Organization and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 09:36

18 November 2019, Rome – Sea containers and their cargoes are potential pathways for plant pests and diseases to spread into new territories. It is therefore essential to ensure that sea containers are not contaminated and their cargoes are free from ...

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Hand-in-hand to strengthen Phytosanitary Capacity in Cambodia to combat Banana Fusarium wilt and facilitate safe trade

Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 09:59

8 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The IPPC delegation carried out a field trip to Cambodia from 4 to 8 November 2019 so as to set up the pilot site of the IPPC global project on phytosanitary capacity development in ...

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2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa

Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 10:35

6 September 2019, Nairobi – The 2019 IPPC Regional Workshop for Africa took place from 2 to 6 September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was attended by 37 participants representing 27 IPPC Contacting Parties, as well as representatives from the ...

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The 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations Held in Nigeria

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 14:22

21 October 2019, Abuja ─ The 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation (TC) among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) was held from 21st to 25th October, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was organized by the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council ...

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Investing in Safe Trade – a new video launched at the STDF expert working group meeting

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 12:31

17 October 2019, Geneva - The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)’s working group of global experts met at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters from 15 to 17 October 2019 to continue revising the STDF Strategy (2020-2024). They also ...

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The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas PFAs) and Surveillance

Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 10:10

28 October 2019, Shizuoka, Japan - The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is taking place from 28 October to 1 November 2019 in Shizuoka, Japan. The symposium brings together the world's phytosanitary community to discuss ...

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Sri Lanka reviews its phytosanitary system to make it shine

Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 15:15

4 October 2019, Colombo - The name Lanka is derived from the Tamil word "ilanku" (இலங்கு), which means "to shine", thus making Lanka a name that means "that which shines". Indeed, the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Sri Lanka ...

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Making e-commerce safer: the IPPC and the World Customs Organization join forces

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 16:22

27 September 2019, Brussels - The pace of digital transformation of economies and businesses has accelerated and become a key driver of global trade. Furthermore, mobile technology, the internet and electronic payment systems have revolutionized the way businesses and consumers are ...

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Application of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System GeNS): Sri Lanka is one step closer to being the first country in Asia to go live

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 16:30

24 September 2019, Colombo – The first of four practical awareness sessions on implementing the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) took place from 24 to 25 September 2019 at the National Plant Quarantine Services (NPQS) in Sri Lanka. Approximately 80 NPQS ...

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The IPPC Seminar on Plant Health and Capacity Development: an excellent opportunity to strengthen collaboration with the STDF

Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 14:47

8 October 2019, Rome – The IPPC Secretariat’s tenth seminar, focusing on the 2019 annual theme of “Plant Health and Capacity Development”, took place at FAO headquarters on 8 October 2019. The Seminar was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC ...

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