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Press Release: The First International Plant Health Conference

Posted on Mon, 21 Feb 2022, 14:51

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) of the United Kingdom are proud to announce that the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) will take place from 21 …

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Commodity standards, a webinar explains new directions in the IPPC work

Posted on Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 21:44

Commodity standards for phytosanitary measures are crucial to safeguard plant-based agriculture, protect the environment and facilitate safe trade. The development of commodity and pathway-specific standards is a key component of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030. Included amongst the key …

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Determining host status for fruit flies is essential to facilitating international fruit trade

Posted on Thu, 03 Feb 2022, 12:50

Rome, 28 January 2022. The Expert Working Group (EWG) for the Annex Criteria for the determination of host status of fruit to fruit flies based on available information convened their virtual meeting to draft an annex to the International Standard …

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Impact of the International Plant Protection Convention mission presented in 2022 annual meeting

Posted on Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 07:46

Rome, 21 January 2022. Kick starting the New Year, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held its annual meeting to reflect on the IPPC mission and the impact it had on the global plant health community in …

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The IPPC Sea Container Task Force has successfully completed its mandate

Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022, 15:00

Rome, 18 January 2022. National economies depend on the efficient and uninterrupted movement of trade, which is facilitated by the efficient movement of sea containers through a complex and time sensitive logistical system. With over 220 million containers shipped each …

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Director XIA Joins IPPC Secretariat Staff in their Year-End Virtual Celebration

Posted on Thu, 23 Dec 2021, 08:58

Rome, 21 December 2021. The IPPC Secretariat staff convened its year-end celebration with words of encouragement and well wishes from Plant Production and Protection Divisional (NSP) Director Mr Jingyuan XIA and IPPC Secretariat Officer-in-Charge for Daily Matters Mr Avetik NERSISYAN. …

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Annual TC-RPPO Meets Virtually in 2021

Posted on Thu, 23 Dec 2021, 08:50

Rome 20 December 2021. The 33rd meeting of Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (TC RPPO) held two virtual sessions on 6 October and 8 November 2021 with a continuance of topics remaining from the 32nd TC RPPO. The …

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IRSS: How contracting parties can benefit from a support system

Posted on Wed, 22 Dec 2021, 13:25

ROME, 22 December 2021. As contracting parties face challenges in implementing the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), a support system becomes increasingly vital. This was emphasized at a webinar held on 10 December to raise awareness on the IPPC …

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2021 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation – the Task Force on Topics met virtually to finalize their recommendations to CPM-16

Posted on Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 14:17

Rome 17 December 2021. The Task Force on Topics (TFT) meeting took place virtually on 16 December 2021 to finalize recommendations to CPM-16 for the 2021 Call for Topics submissions.

The 2021 Call for Topics was open 4 May …

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The Technical Panel on the Glossary continues meeting virtually to develop and revise phytosanitary terms

Posted on Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 14:14

Rome 17 December 2021. The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meetings took place virtually from 8 to 16 December 2021.

To ensure the smooth continuity of the IPPC standard setting process and avoid significant delays in standards development, …

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The IPPC Secretariat meets University of Florence students for the third year in a row

Posted on Thu, 09 Dec 2021, 10:21

Florence, 9 December 2021– The IPPC Secretariat lectured the class of plant pathology at the University of Florence, Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Science and Technology (DAGRI), Plant pathology and Entomology section. Hosted by Prof. Laura Mugnai, …

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Recommendations for the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation project

Posted on Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 12:38

Rome, 26 November 2021. The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) is a capacity development tool designed to help countries improvee their national phytosanitary systems. Over the last twenty years, the PCE has been implemented in more than 70 countries thanks …

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Limit the spread of fall armyworm, IPPC webinar series explains how

Posted on Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 09:04

Rome, 23 November 2021. Fall armyworm is one of the major threats to global food security, plant health, and livelihoods. This transboundary pest is affecting more than 70 countries all over the world and has become a major concern …

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IPPC forges partnership with COLEACP to improve food security

Posted on Thu, 25 Nov 2021, 09:03

Rome, 19 November 2021. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on behalf of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has joined forces with the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbe-Pacifique (COLEACP) to improve global food security and …

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