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Elementary School Students learn about IYPH 2020

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 11:23

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, 14:28

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 …

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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, 13:55

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 …

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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, 14:23

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 …

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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, 10:38

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 …

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

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 09:36

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, 12:56

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, 10:50

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 …

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Improving clarity in ISPM 12 in relation to re-export: the meeting of the IPPC Expert Working Group

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 10:24

12 December 2019, Rome – The Expert Working Group (EWG) on Focused revision of ISPM12 (Phytosanitary Certificates) in relation to re-export met at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9 to 12 December 2019 to revise the text of the …

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IPPC Secretariat participates in the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Invasive Alien Species in Montreal, Canada

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 09:46

4 December 2019, Montreal – The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened a meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Invasive Alien Species in Montreal, Canada from 2 to 4 December 2019. The AHTEG was established as …

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The International Year of Plant Health at the UN Climate Summit

Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019, 15:14

Madrid, 10 December 2019 – The Tongan government in collaboration with the IPPC Secretariat organized a side event at the twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. One of the key objectives …

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Reception marks the Launch event of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 13:12

Rome, 2 December 2019 - The IPPC Secretariat hosted a reception at FAO headquarters to mark the Launch event of International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.

The reception was attended over 200 participants, including Mr Andrew Doyle, Minister of …

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The IPPC Secretariat makes a difference at the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures advanced course

Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 11:22

12 November 2019, Geneva – Every year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) runs a two-week Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) advanced course tailored to government officials from developing countries. The course helps participants better understand and implement the WTO-SPS Agreement, …

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Plant health exhibits hosted by Ireland and Italy at the International Year of Plant Health launch event

Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 10:08

Rome, 2 December 2019 – Two thematic exhibits from Ireland and Italy were hosted at FAO headquarters for the official launch event of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) on Monday, 2 December. Entirely dedicated to plant health, the …

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