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EU continues to provide support to developing country participation

Posted on Fri, 04 Feb 2011, 09:10

CPM participantsThe International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), hosted by FAO, aims to facilitate trade in agricultural products while preventing the spread of pests. Exporters, such as those of vegetables and fruits in developing countries, depend on international rules such as the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to be able to access markets such as Europe or North America. It is an important area as international agricultural trade is worth around US$600 billion a year and pest damage to crops worldwide runs into billions of dollars.

“Everyone who is going to do international trade will have to follow the ...

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EU increases funding to support the implementation of the IPPC

Posted on Wed, 02 Feb 2011, 09:10

The European Union (EU) has contributed €400,000 to the IPPC Secretariat to support the development of the Implementation Review and Support System of the IPPC. The donation, from the EU Directorate General for Trade, will finance the Implementation Review and Support System in 2011 and additional funds should be necessary to complete the initial three year cycle of the IRSS.

The IRSS will have two primary components:

Implementation review system – to monitor the fulfilment of reporting requirements of contracting parties through the IPP and evaluate the implementation of other non reporting obligations under the IPPC.

Implementation support system – through ...

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Australian funds support raising awareness about the IPPC

Posted on Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 10:10

Fruit fly exclusion zone in Australia, photo by LonghairIPPC member countries share the common goal of "Cooperation between nations in protecting the world’s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests of plants, while minimizing interference with the international movement of goods and people." Thus, the IPPC is relevant to the livelihoods of farmers, trade, agriculture and protection of the environment.

Funding from Australia is supporting the IPPC communications and advocacy programme which will highlight the importance of the IPPC in facilitating the safe trade of plants and plant products, and in protecting food security ...

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Valuable support from the EU supports participation in IPPC work programme

Posted on Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 10:10

Discussions during workshop on draft ISPMsTo ensure that the work of the IPPC is relevant, of high quality and acceptable to the membership as a whole, it is vitally important that contracting parties participate in the key meetings that establish and carry out the IPPC work programme.

Increasing member countries’ participation in the IPPC is a high priority. One means by which this is achieved is by providing representatives of low income countries with funding assistance to attend meetings. For the past eight years the European Union has provide valuable funding assistance for the participation of developing countries in IPPC ...

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