This factsheet includes:
Why are NPPO important? What information is available? How are the IPPC Technical Resources produced? How to get involved in the IPPC Technical Resources? Contracting parties to the IPPC commit to preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests. Establishing an effective NPPO is key to fulfilling this commitment, and is an obligation for all contracting parties to the revised IPPC (1997).
There are many options and arrangements to consider when designing or improving the structure and function of an NPPO to be compatible with the IPPC and the needs of the country. The IPPC Secretariat has therefore produced two information manuals and a range of training materials on this topic.