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IPPC/CABI Plantwise Collaboration Initiated

Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2013, 20:42

In recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, the IPPC and CABI Plantwise have agreed to initiate secondments between their organizations to increase transparency and effectiveness. The IPPC Secretariat at FAO Headquarters in Rome welcomes Ms. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan that will further implement these efforts.

David Nowell, the lead for the IPPC’s efforts on national reporting obligations, considers that this is the beginning of a more beneficial working arrangement for both parties. "I can see a lot of potential on the ...

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IPPC Moves to New Software Platform

Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 16:01

The software used to run www.ippc.int has changed in order to provide a better experience to our users. We will finally have: 1. Clean URLs — www.ippc.int/about/ instead of abominations such as www.ippc.int/index.php?id=7&L=0. 2. More consistent data entry forms. 3. A redesigned homepage giving more focus to current news and events. 4. A responsive layout accessible to devices with small screens such as computer phones[^1]. 5. A more stable software platform with less security challenges. We are not substantially changing the visual design of the site at ...

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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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Upcoming CBD & IPPC Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

The IPPC Secretariat will continue its cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in an upcoming workshop to be held from 11-14 February in the United Arab Emirates. The meeting will address new strategies concerning the issue of invasive alien species in specific countries in West Asia and North Africa as well as the Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 in the Arab region. As country representatives are asked to present their current developments, challenges, and lessons learned in monitoring invasive alien species, the workshop seeks to improve communication and awareness for all parties involved.

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IPPC Membership of the CPM Bureau, Standards Committee (SC) and the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS)

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

The Secretariat is currently soliciting nominations from all FAO regions for members and potential replacements for the Standards Committee and Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement. Both subsidiary bodies, containing members from all seven FAO regions, are responsible for the crucial decisions that shape and improve the IPPC. Decisions made by these bodies can impact national food security, the health and biodiversity of all ecosystems, trade, and capacity building needs. At the present time, only the Southwest Pacific Region needs to nominate members and replacements for the Standards Committee, the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement and the Bureau of the Commission ...

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Italian Rural Development Directorate hosts first meeting of International Plant Protection Convention’s Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2013, 14:52

December 2012, Rome - The Rural Development Directorate of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies hosted the launch of the new Capacity Development Committee of the International Plant Protection Convention. The International Plant Protection Convention is an international treaty hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that includes 177 member countries and this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The International Plant Protection Convention facilitates global cooperation to protect plant resources from pests. Pests such as insects, diseases and invasive plants can damage a country’s food security, natural habitats and market access. Cooperation to prevent ...

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International Plant Protection Convention Launches Capacity Development Committee

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2013, 14:36

Photo: Simon Griffee The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will hold the initial meeting of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC) from 03-07 December 2012, hosted by the Italian Rural Development Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture in Rome. The IPPC is an international treaty with 177 members, cooperating to protect global plant resources from pests. The IPPC is the world’s primary framework for plant health, recognized by the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) as the only standard setting body for trade in plants and plant products. Pests ...

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The importance of actively protecting the IPPC certification of wood packaging material - ISPM 15. A successful action!

Posted on Thu, 06 Dec 2012, 09:10

Several countries have needed to initiate their national legal process to protect the IPPC certification mark (from ISPM 15: 2009) with the assistance of FAO legal expertise when necessary. The purpose of the ISPM 15 program is to protect the health of the world’s forests by restricting the inadvertent transportation of forest pests in the wood used for packaging and dunnage in international shipments. If not yet started, the IPPC Secretariat strongly encourages all Contracting Parties to initiate the appropriate actions to trademark the logo in your country before it is too late.

Most recently in the US, a ...

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The IPPC and Rio+20

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2012, 10:10

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With the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development underway, final talks and negotiations are nearing completion regarding the draft agreement, entitled the ‘Future we want’, which is intended to improve energy, water and food security in poorer countries, phase out fossil fuel subsidies and boost ocean protection. The conference is seen principally as an opportunity for world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders to come together and discuss the pressing issues and the solutions that our growing world depends on at this crucial time. The main issues that will be the focal points of the conference are ...

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The IPPC and RIO+20

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2012, 10:10

With the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development underway, final talks and negotiations are nearing completion regarding the draft agreement, entitled the ‘Future we want’, which is intended to improve energy, water and food security in poorer countries, phase out fossil fuel subsidies and boost ocean protection. The conference is seen principally as an opportunity for world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders to come together and discuss the pressing issues and the solutions that our growing world depends on at this crucial time. The main issues that will be the focal points of the conference are how ...

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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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