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Australia actively supporting the objectives and work of the International Plant Protection Convention

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2015, 14:12

Australia’s increased support and involvement with the International Plant Protection Convention has been recognized in Australia and globally. Ms Lois Ransom, a senior Department of Agriculture official, has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the IPPC governing body, the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). In addition to this important position, Australia is also represented on three other key bodies within the IPPC framework. Australian representation in these many positions underscores Australia's commitment to international plant protection.

In his statement, Australia's Agriculture Minister, Mr Barnaby Joyce, congratulated Ms Ransom on this achievement and acknowledged Australia’s agricultural interests ...

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Australian funds support raising awareness about the IPPC

Posted on Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 10:10

Fruit fly exclusion zone in Australia, photo by LonghairIPPC member countries share the common goal of "Cooperation between nations in protecting the world’s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests of plants, while minimizing interference with the international movement of goods and people." Thus, the IPPC is relevant to the livelihoods of farmers, trade, agriculture and protection of the environment.

Funding from Australia is supporting the IPPC communications and advocacy programme which will highlight the importance of the IPPC in facilitating the safe trade of plants and plant products, and in protecting food security ...

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