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EU continues to provide support to developing country participation

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 18:11

CPM participantsThe International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), hosted by FAO, aims to facilitate trade in agricultural products while preventing the spread of pests. Exporters, such as those of vegetables and fruits in developing countries, depend on international rules such as the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to be able to access markets such as Europe or North America. It is an important area as international agricultural trade is worth around US$600 billion a year and pest damage to crops worldwide runs into billions of dollars.

“Everyone who is going to do international trade will have to follow the ...

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Eight Developing Countries Have Started Using the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Thanks to IPPC

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 17:55

The IPPC staff has facilitated the use of the Phytosanitary (plant health) Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in eight developing countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Burundi, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mozambique and Oman) around the world over the past year. The PCE generates a snapshot of a country's phytosanitary capacity at a particular time, as the basis for planning phytosanitary capacity building. The PCE process also provides a framework for rational strategic planning to prioritize activities/resources to fill gaps and enhance the effectiveness of the overall phytosanitary system. Through the PCE process a strategic framework is developed that provides the basis for dialogue ...

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