IPPC works at a global level with Convention contracting parties, to develop robust and enforceable phytosanitary measures that underpin the parties’ ability to manage pest risks and the environmental, economic and social impacts of plant pests.
IPPC works with Regional Plant Protection Organizations and other relevant organizations we cooperate with to build phytosanitary capacity, to identify and address risks that cross national borders. Reducing the spread of plant pests benefits economies, societies and environments.
IPPC also works with:
- National and provincial governments and local authorities through National Plant Protection Organizations, which build each nation’s ability to respond to plant health risks and which provide a vital resource of experience available at a regional and international level.
- An official contact point in each contracting party government. The contact point is the official spokesperson on IPPC issues in each government, and shares with other spokespersons and with the Secretariat information, experience and expertise to strengthen regional and international phytosanitary capacity.
- Exporters and importers through National Plant Protection Organizations to manage plant pest risks and to reduce the movement of pest species. This helps regional and national economies; and, ultimately, exporters and importers.
- Producers through National Plant Protection Organizations to help producers put in place effective phytosanitary practices in the interest of themselves, their communities, their societies and the environment on which they depend.
- Civil society through National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations to build knowledge of phytosanitary capacity as an effective way of protecting biological diversity, ecosystem vitality and conservation of cultivated and wild flora.
- Educators and self-learners through National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations to promote each member nation’s technical expertise in managing pest risks and to build capacity over generations, not just in the short term.
- International, regional and national media to build awareness of the social, economic and environmental implications of plant pests, and of all humanity’s responsibility to manage plant resources for the future of the planet.
- Donors to ensure their support is met with effective, meaningful programmes that reduce plant health risks and that promote safe trade in plants and plant products, to the benefit of producers, communities, industries, contracting parties and the environment.