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Sri Lanka undertakes the second workshop on Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to strengthen its national plant protection organization

Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 13:28

Colombo, 28 February 2020 – Fully committed to improve its phytosanitary system, the National Plant Quarantine Service of Sri Lanka filled in all the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) modules and started elaborating its National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy with the …

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Message from the IPPC Secretary on Overcoming the Difficult Time Imposed by COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 15:08

Dear Colleagues of the IPPC Community,

The WHO, yesterday, declared the evolving global COVID-19 outbreak a “pandemic”, an indication that we are in the midst of a situation that none of us has ever experienced before.

To be sure, there …

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International Symposium in Australia discusses Limiting the Spread of Contaminant Pests

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 15:01

Sydney, 4 March 2020 – The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment invited government representatives from the IPPC community and international trade organizations to attend the International Symposium on Limiting the Spread of Contaminant Pests held in Sydney, …

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Showcasing IPPC ePhyto at FAO event on digital technology, trade and sustainable food chains

Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 08:25

Rome, 5 March 2020. The Embassy of Australia and FAO hosted a Skype conference on “Public-private sector collaboration: The link between digital technology, trade and sustainable food chains”. The presentations discussed public-private partnerships and their role in promoting economic growth, …

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Belgium dedicates a special 2 Euro coin to plant health at the occasion of the IYPH 2020

Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 18:01

Brussels, 5 March 2020 – The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment of Belgium and the Royal Mint of Belgium issued a 2 Euro commemorative coin to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 …

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IPPC Secretary’s message on the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 17:02

Rome, 27 February 2020 - Mr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) filmed a video message at the occasion of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.

In his message, the Secretary Xia highlighted …

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Exploration of bilateral cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the International Seed Testing Association

Posted on Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 13:43

Rome, 5 February 2020 - A representation of the IPPC Secretariat, led by Mr Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and accompanied by Mr Avetik NERISYAN, Mr Arop DENG and Mr Riccardo MAZZUCCHELLI, met with a delegation from the International Seed Testing …

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The Parliament of Cyprus observes the International Year of Plant Health 2020

Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 14:01

Nicosia, 4 February 2020. The Department of Agriculture, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, as the competent authority for plant health matters, organized a meeting with the Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the …

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The Sixth Meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held at FAO-HQs

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 09:31

Rome, 17 February 2020 - The 6th meeting of International Steering Committee (ISC) of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH ISC) was organized at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy on Monday, 17 February 2020. The meeting was opened by …

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Engagement of the IPPC Secretariat in the World Customs Organization’s Work e-Commerce Standards

Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 14:32

Brussels, 14 February 2020 - IPPC Secretariat representative, Ms Barbara Peterson, Implementation Facilitation Officer, attended a meeting of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC) at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from 12 to14 February 2020. …

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IPPC ePhyto meetings in Geneva

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 17:23

Geneva, 14 February - IPPC Senior Advisor Craig Fedchock and Budget and Planning Specialist Marko Benovic, along with UNICC ePhyto Technical Director Venkat Venkateswaran met on February 13 and 14, with representatives of the International Trade Centre (ITC), STDF, the …

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A fruitful high-level encounter between Nicaragua’s officials and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 17:13

Rome, 13 February 2020 – The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, welcomed a delegation from Nicaragua composed of the Minister of Agriculture, H. E. Edward Centeno Gadea, the Ambassador of Nicaragua in Italy, Ms Monica Rebello Roffioni, and the Alternate …

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Australia kicked off the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 09:14

Canberra, 6 February 2020 - The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 has been officially launched on 6 February in in Canberra, Australia with the active participation of local and international governments, plant health authorities and exponents of the …

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The IPPC Secretariat’s brainstorming on how to contribute to the international year of plant health in 2020

Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 16:11

Rome, 24 January 2020 - During its Annual Meeting, the IPPC Secretariat held a brainstorming session on how everyone can actively contribute to delivering the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 through concrete actions. The brainstorming session was …

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