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The second virtual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat’s staff held to continuously advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 09:06

Rome, 11 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the second virtual briefing to continuously advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by 27 staff members. The main ...

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Key messages from the IPPC Secretariat on plant health and Covid-19

Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 17:37

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an inter-governmental treaty signed by 184 countries, aiming at protecting the world's plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests, and promoting safe trade. The Convention introduced International Standards for Phytosanitary ...

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The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention IPPC) and the World Customs Organization WCO) join forces to facilitate trade whilst protecting societies from undesirable effects

Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 09:54

Dr. Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention, and Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), signed an agreement at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels on 19 June 2018 to promote cooperation on matters ...

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Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of ...

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The world health body you've never heard of - but should have

Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016, 11:34

This is a synopsis of a full article on Theconversation.com that can be seen at https://theconversation.com/the-world-health-body-youve-never-heard-of-but-should-have-59114 and is written by Eric Boa.


In a world where physical goods and living things are moved around with ...

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IPPC Surveillance standard being modernized

Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2015, 15:31

The IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) for the Revision of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 6: Guidelines for Surveillance (2009-004) met from 28th September to 2nd October 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The meeting, organized by the IPPC ...

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IPPC Secretariat and Senior CABI officials meet in Rome

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 14:18

An IPPC delegation led by Secretary Jingyuan Xia met with a delegation of senior officials from CAB International led by CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls on Thursday, October 22. During the meeting the two parties drafted a letter of intent with ...

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IPPC Secretariat Participates in Tenth Meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:58

IPPC Secretary, Jingyuan Xia, and IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, were active participants in the tenth meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group made up of the seven sustainable development agreements (SDAs) in Geneva on September 16.

The agenda covered a wide ...

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New IPPC Secretary Named

Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2015, 11:22

Mr. Jingyuan Xia of the People s Republic of China has been named by FAO Director General Graziano da Silva as the next Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). Mr. Xia has a BSc in plant protection, as ...

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IPPC Secretariat Meets with CBD Executive Secretary

Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 10:25

(Rome, 20 January 2015). Members of the IPPC Secretariat met with Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary Dr. Braulio Dias for a detailed discussion on the relationship between the two Secretariats of the two conventions. Among other things, they discussed ...

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IPPC Efforts Toward a Seed Standard in the News

Posted on Fri, 09 Jan 2015, 15:16

The initial issue of the European Seed Magazine has reported on the latest developments regarding the IPPC''s effort to develop a seed standard. The article can be found at the following link: http://european-seed.com/just-doctor-ordered/

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IPPC Coverage of Aquatic Plants

Posted on Thu, 29 May 2014, 16:09

At the 9th Session of CPM, the Recommendation CPM-9/2014/1 covering IPPC Coverage of Aquatic Plants was adopted: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/governance/cpm-recommendations/ippc-aquatic-plants. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), having the purpose of securing common and ...

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CABI and IPPC Technical Working Group meets in Rome

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 16:47

This past week, the Technical Working Group (TWG) between the IPPC Secretariat and CABI, including its Plantwise programme, met at FAO Headquarters in Rome to review the progress made since they convened last January to identify the areas of common ...

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The IPPC and CBD meet for their third joint meeting in Montreal

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 16:54

Photo by CBD Secretariat On 16-17 of September, the IPPC Secretariat participated in a meeting with the Secretariat of Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), in Montreal, Canada. Joined under the Memorandum of Cooperation (2004), the two Secretariats have agreed to cooperate ...

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