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Prompting action towards an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 13:54

Plants account for over 80% of the human diet and are indispensable for food security. Healthy plants are also vital to sustainable and profitable crop production and to the quality supply of food, fuel, and fiber. Plant pests and diseases pose a threat to food security because they can damage crops, thus reducing the availability and access to food, increasing the cost of food.

Nowadays, due to increasing global trade and a changing climate, plant pests and diseases pose a greater threat to food security than ever before. In fact, global trade increases the chance of these pests moving from ...

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Fourth meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held at FAO HQs

Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 14:50

From 23 to 25 April 2018 the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee of the IPPC (“IYPH StC”) held its fourth meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Led by Chairperson Ralf LOPIAN (Finland), and supported by the IPPC Secretariat, twenty participants and six invited stakeholders took part in the meeting.

Mr Shoki AL-DOBAI, Integration and Support Team Leader, welcomed participants on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat and recalled the good progress made towards the IYPH proclamation, which is planned be discussed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October/November 2018. He also briefed on the decisions taken ...

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CPM-13 Side Session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health held at FAO HQ

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:42

A side session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) was held in the Plenary Hall at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on Thursday 19th April at the margins of the Thirteenth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13). The session, co-organized by the secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), was opened by Dr Shoki Al-Dobai, IPPC Integration and Support Team Leader at the presence of over 60 participants. Speakers included Ms Marcella Villarreal, the Director of FAO’s Division of Partnerships and South-South Cooperation (DPS); Mr Ralf Lopian, IPPC contact point for Finland and ...

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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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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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