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Celebration of 25 Years of Cooperation and Coordination among Regional Plant Protection Organizations!

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 12:54

Uruguay, August 2013- The 25th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations was held in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, from 24th -30th August 2013.

Celebrating 25 years, the Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations is a critical element of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). It serves to improve cooperation and coordination across regions and achieve the objectives of the Convention in the prevention of the spread of pests.

The technical consultation among RPPOs aims to:

Promote the development and use of relevant international standards Encourage inter-regional cooperation by promoting harmonized phytosanitary measures and by supporting the development and ...

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IPPC Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:27

The International Plant Protection Convention at 60 years: increasingly essential as pest risk increases due to globalization. 60 Years in various languages Rome, 6th of December of 2011. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. This multilateral international agreement was signed on 6 December 1951 and entered into force on 3 April 1952. During the past six decades, the IPPC has become the core international agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.[^1] The anniversary will serve to emphasize the importance of controlling pests ...

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It is time to begin celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the IPPC!

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:20

The 60th anniversary gives us the opportunity to not only celebrate the birth of the IPPC and the work it has accomplished, but also to enhance and expand awareness of the IPPC mission and work programme. In order to do this in the best possible way, we need your support, and most importantly, your active engagement. On 6 December 1951 the IPPC was conceived, and on 5 April 2012, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary as it entered into force on 3 April 1952. To help celebrate this major achievement, we invite you to reflect ...

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IPPC: 60 years Protecting Plant Resources from the increasing threat posed by the changing global framework

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:08

The future of the food security is threatened: according to FAO estimates, global output needs to expand by about 70% in order to meet the food needs of the population expected in 2050. A big part of this threat is that new pests are constantly being identified and known pests are becoming more widespread and causing increasing damage. The world is changing continuously and significantly in four specific areas: the global economic and trade situation; the environment and natural resources (including climate change); demographic trends; and in regard to food security. Global Framework The new global situation provides a means ...

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CELEBRATING THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE IPPC

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012, 10:10

With the IPPC officially turning 60 years old today, the FAO has published an article on their home page celebrating the Convention’s anniversary. It is a reminder of why the IPPC and its work are so important.

The IPPC has dedicated itself, since 1952, to preventing the spread of pests and diseases. The difficulties that they have had to face have increased over the years due to the intensification of international trade, which has ultimately increased the risk of pest movement. Agricultural products and people are constantly transporting pests from one country to the next therefore it is essential ...

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IPPC Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Posted on Tue, 06 Dec 2011, 09:10

The International Plant Protection Convention at 60 years: increasingly essential as pest risk increases due to globalization.

Rome, 6th of December of 2011. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. This multilateral international agreement was signed on 6 December 1951 and entered into force on 3 April 1952. During the past six decades, the IPPC has become the core international agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. The anniversary will serve to emphasize the importance of controlling pests through international cooperation and national action ...

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Multiple sectors come together for NAPPOs 34th annual meeting

Posted on Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 09:10

NAPPO meeting logo - 2010Mr. Yukio Yokoi, the Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention, attended the 34th North American Plant Protection Organization annual meeting which took place in Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada from 18 - 22 October 2010. The meeting had broad participation from the NPPOs in the region, the NAPPO and IPPC Secretariats, and also a significant number of participants from private industry groups such as landscaper, nursery, potato producers and forest products associations.

A special symposium focused on pathway risk analysis with the expectation that the outputs from the symposium will form the basis of a regional standard on ...

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