Annual Themes

In accordance with the IPPC Strategic Framework 2012-2019, the IPPC vision to protect the world's plant resources from pests is achieved through four strategic objectives:

  • A. protect sustainable agriculture and enhance global food security through the prevention of pest spread;
  • B. protect the environment, forests and biodiversity from plant pests;
  • C. facilitate economic and trade development through the promotion of harmonized scientifically based phytosanitary measures; and
  • D. develop phytosanitary capacity for members to accomplish A, B and C.

To address these strategic objectives, four annual themes for the IPPC community have been introduced in 2015 to promote on an annual basis specific aspects of the IPPC mandate. For the period 2016-2019 the IPPC will focus on the following themes: