Vista etiquetada como: food security

Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Publicado on Mié, 24 Ago 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa’s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of being battle-ready on a grand scale rather than leaving those who are struggling to make daily lives take up arms against a pest they barely know about, is therefore not difficult to see. Thus, strengthening our national or preferably regional approach to plant protection could be key.

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Etiquetas: Tuta absolutasurveillanceIPPCWTOSPS Agreementfood securitytradeprotect agricluturegovernment
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Seminario de la CIPF : Normas fitosanitarias y seguridad alimentaria

Publicado on Mar, 17 May 2016, 10:41

El 4º Seminario de la CIPF sobre normas fitosanitarias y seguridad alimentaria se celebró en la Sede de FAO (Centro Sheikh Zayed) el 13 de mayo de 2016, dedicado al efecto positivo directo de las normas fitosanitarias en la seguridad alimentaria mundial. Asistieron al Seminario más de 100 participantes, incluidos los representantes permanentes de los tres organismos de las Naciones Unidas basados en Roma, miembros y observadores del Comité de Normas de la CIPF, así como personal de la CIPF y de la FAO.

El Sr. Jingyuan Xia, Secretario de la CIPF, presidió el seminario. Señaló que la CIPF es ...

Etiquetas: food securitysafe tradeISMPsstandardsStandard Committee
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The IPPC, climate change and food security

Publicado on Mar, 14 Jul 2015, 15:17

14 July 2015. The IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, delivered the keynote speech at the Milan Expo conference on “Climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources”, organized by the European Commission in the framework of the Milan Expo.

Mr Fedchock focused on the impacts and inter-relations of plant health, climate change and food security. The IPPC Coordinator noted that pests are nowadays unfortunately in the news due to the challenges posed to plant health, while more attention should be given to international regulations and good practices to address these challenges. Mr Fedchock noted how ...

Etiquetas: food securityenvironmental protectiontrade facilitationcapacity developmentIYPHClimate changephytosanitary risk
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