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Plant Health Management Essential to Mitigate for Climate Change

Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 17:26

The 3rd IPPC Seminar on Plant Health and Climate Change was held in FAO-HQ on 27 January. The Seminar was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the IPPC Secretariat, with over 80 participates present including those from Missions or Embassies of China, France and South Africa. There were also some participates from Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Ivory Coast, USA, etc. through virtual meeting. Three internationally recognized speakers made the speech: His Excellency Serge Tomasi (French Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome) presenting on the Achievements and Implications of COP 21 on Climate Change; Mr Martin Frick (Director of ...

Tags: Climate changePest Riskspest risk analysisSDGsplant healthphytosanitary measures
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The FAO Director-General: the use of public standards to ensure phytosanitary protection and food security

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 16:40

1 July 2015, Geneva - Global trade can play an important role in improving food security and nutrition and in fighting poverty and hunger while the use of science-based public standards is essential to ensure plant health and food safety, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told participants in the World Trade Organization's 5th Global Review of Aid For Trade.

While plant, animal and food safety is particularly important in trade to instill confidence in consumers and in importing countries with regards to traded products, food safety incidents, or plant and animal disease outbreaks can have negative impacts on ...

Tags: plant healthCodexSPSSPS Agreementplant health standardsstandardsphytosanitary measuressafe tradetrade
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Plant Health Risk Analysis Workshop

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 18:11

The preliminary agenda for the upcoming International Plant Health Risk Analysis workshop, to take place 24-28 October 2005 in Niagara Falls, Canada, is now available.

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Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health Portal launched

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 18:11

FAO today launched the International Portal for Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health (IPFSAPH) at a Regional Conference on Food Safety for Asia and the Pacific. The IPFSAPH will enable a speedy and authoritative search for current food safety and food quality standards, regulations and other relevant official materials from a single search tool. The actual information is maintained by the competent national institutions, relevant standard setting bodies (the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Plant Protection Convention and the Organization for Animal Health - OIE) and international agencies such as FAO, World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The ...

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The 10th Conference of Parties of the CBD gives special consideration to plant health in the newly adopted Nagoya Protocol and in discussions on invasive alien species

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 17:31

IYOBThe final and most controversial product adopted at the two-week long 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity was the Nagoya Protocol on "Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization". The Nagoya Protocol sets terms on how countries will permit access to genetic resources, share the benefits arising from their use, and cooperate with one another in allegations of misuse. It will come into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least 50 parties. Article 6 of the Nagoya Protocol gives special consideration to plant health ...

Tags: 10th Conference of PartiesCBDNagoya Protocolplant healthInvasive Alien Species
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