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Successful Start to the Campaign for an International Year of Plant Health in 2020!

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 13:52

On Tuesday September 27th a well-attended side session at the 25th meeting of the Committee on Agriculture marked the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020. A number of speakers, including FAO Assistant Director General Ren Wang, Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and Eric Robinson, Alternate Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Agencies of the United Nations gave presentations on the importance of encouraging public support to plant health to help address issues of global concern, including hunger, poverty and ...

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Dispute avoidance and settlement towards 2020

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 12:34

Rome, Italy, 9 – 11 September 2015. The 12th meeting of the IPPC Subsidiary Body for Dispute Settlement (SBDS) was held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome and the chairpersonship of Ms Mennie Gerritsen-Wielard (Europe Region member). Members from Africa, Europe, North America, Latin and Caribbean America and the Pacific, met along with the IPPC Secretariat to discuss the status and progress made in the IPPC Dispute Avoidance and Settlement System (DASS).

Great focus was placed on the improvement of the IPPC DASS towards 2020 and how this could contribute to International Year of Plant Health in 2020 if it gets ...

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IYPH 2020 Seminar Presentation Now Online

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 16:08

As previously announced Mr. Ralf Lopian presented a lecture on the proposed International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for the year 2020. The seminar included an overview of the preliminary plans for the organization of the IYPH 2020, its objectives, its outputs as well as programmatic content.

The seminar was recorded and is available on our YouTube channel - IPPC Channel

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The IPPC, climate change and food security

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015, 15:17

14 July 2015. The IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, delivered the keynote speech at the Milan Expo conference on “Climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources”, organized by the European Commission in the framework of the Milan Expo.

Mr Fedchock focused on the impacts and inter-relations of plant health, climate change and food security. The IPPC Coordinator noted that pests are nowadays unfortunately in the news due to the challenges posed to plant health, while more attention should be given to international regulations and good practices to address these challenges. Mr Fedchock noted how ...

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First IPPC Seminar promotes International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2015, 10:44

As part of a new policy the new IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan XIA has established the practice of holding regular IPPC seminars to communicate important IPPC plant health topics to staff of the IPPC and FAO. The first seminar was organized on the 24th of June and Mr. Ralf LOPIAN presented a lecture covering efforts with regard to the proposed International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020) and as well as other future challenges for the IPPC. Preliminary plans for the organization of the IYPH 2020, its objectives, outputs and programmatic content were presented. FAO staff from other ...

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Gaining momentum: the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 15:30

The initiative to proclaim an International Year of Plant Health in the year 2020 (IYPH 2020) has gained further traction at the 39th Conference of FAO held in Rome from 6-13 June 2015. Following the strongly endorsed decision of the Tenth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to fully support an IYPH 2020 the FAO Conference has now followed suit and welcomed the initiative, which was raised by Finland. During the FAO Conferences, Finland stated that it intends to formally make a request to the FAO Director General to establish the IYPH. It received strong support from several ...

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