The IPPC Secretariat meets with SSAFE to discuss possible future cooperation

Publicado on Mié, 26 Sep 2018, 17:08

Photo credit: © FAO/ Laura Vicaria-Lopez

26 September 2018, Rome - Members of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, including Craig Fedchock, Shoki al-Dobai and Laura Vicaria-Lopez, met with the governing board of the SSAFE organization on 26 September 2018. SSAFE is a non-profit organization that aims to foster the continuous improvement and global acceptance of internationally-recognized food protection systems and standards through public private partnerships. SSAFE members include key global businesses which support the organization’s vision to create a “safe and robust global food supply system that protects human, plant and animal health.”

Discussions centered on the topics of ePhyto, eCommerce and the International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH 2020), with an emphasis on cooperation and the potential for partnership. The SSAFE Board was very positive regarding the invitation to participate in the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group and the IYPH 2020 steering group. They promised to review the invitations in detail and promptly inform the Secretariat of their response.

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