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Decisive steps taken towards the proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on 星期二, 30 十月 2018, 10:10

Shown left to right: Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Ralf Lopian, APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland Jaana Husu-Kallio, Finnish Ambassador Kai Sauer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore Burhan Gafoor, and IPPC Secretariat Public Information Specialist Mirko Montuori.

The Finnish Mission at the United Nations expressed their suppo...

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Deadline extended: Call for experts for TPPT and EWG on Audits in the Phytosanitary Context

Posted on 星期二, 30 十月 2018, 09:32

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in

  • the Expert Working Group on Audits in the phytosanitary context (2015-014)

  • the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)

Nominations are due 12 November 2018.

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Fall Armyworm - an Emerging Food Security Global Threat

Posted on 星期四, 25 十月 2018, 11:04

The Fall Armyworm is a major threat to food security and spreads quickly since the moth can fly up to 100 km in one night. Photo credit: FAW team/Yemen

18 October 2018, Rome, Italy – The highly destructive, and fast spreading, Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) poses a real threat to global food security. Furthermore, it cannot be eliminated once it has infested a country. Originally, native to the Americas, the Fall Armyworm (FAW) was first detected in Africa i...

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Healthy forests thanks to scientific research and phytosanitary standards: The International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) Annual Meeting

Posted on 星期一, 22 十月 2018, 09:21

Participants at the 15th Annual International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) Meeting. The group supports the improvement of plant health by addressing critical forestry quarantine issues for the global plant health community.

5 October 2018, Rome – At the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) participants looked at ways in which sound scientific research and guidance can support the implementation of Continue reading…

IPBES call for experts on invasive alien species

Posted on 星期日, 21 十月 2018, 00:43

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a call for nomination of experts for their assessment on invasive alien species. More details at the following link: https://www.ipbes.net/notification/call-nominations-experts-%E2%80%93-assessment-invasive-alien-species

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The IPPC Seminar on Plant Health, Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Posted on 星期五, 19 十月 2018, 17:08

10 October 2018, Rome - Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our times. Its catastrophic effects are affecting the planet, human society and agricultural production. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report says that global crop yields could decline by 10 to 25 percent by 2050.

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Highlights from the October 2018 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Strategic Planning Group Meeting

Posted on 星期五, 19 十月 2018, 15:15

11 October 2018, Rome – A record number of participants attended the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting which took place from 9 to 11 of October 2018 in Rome, Italy. The 41 participants included representatives from over 20 countries, one International and two Regional Plant Protection Organizations, academia and the IPPC Secretariat. The meeting was chaired by Mr Konan Kouame, Bureau Africa member, and opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretar...

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The IPPC community is urged to share experiences in establishing and maintaining pest free areas

Posted on 星期五, 19 十月 2018, 14:27

Contribute your case study for a "Guide on Pest Free Areas" by 9 November 2018. Photo: ©FAO/Olivier Asselin

The Intentional Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has recently launched a call for case studies - with relevant pictures - to be included in a Guide on Pest Free Areas and a related database. The Guide aims to provide general guidanc...

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Highlights from the October 2018 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Bureau meeting

Posted on 星期五, 19 十月 2018, 12:11

12 October 2018, Rome - The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau met on the 8th and 12th of October 2018 in Rome, Italy to discuss and agree upon important administrative, strategic, financial and budgetary matters of the IPPC. Participants included six Bureau members as well as IPPC Secretariat core team members. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Javier Trujillo (Mexico), the CPM Chairperson, and opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary.

Among key financial and bud...

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Cooperation on Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Belt and One Road” Countries: An IPPC High-level Symposium

Posted on 星期四, 18 十月 2018, 09:59

28 September 2018, Nanning – China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative seeks to boost development and trade links between Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean. In order to continue facilitating trade while preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases, an IPPC High-Level Symposium on Cooperation for Phytosanitary Measures among the Chinese Initiative “One Road” Countries was organized in Nanning, China from 25 to 28 September 2018.

The Symposium was open...

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IPPC Financial Committee makes progress in financial management, budgetary transparency and accountability

Posted on 星期二, 16 十月 2018, 16:35

8 October 2018, Rome - The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held on 8 October 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Greg Wolff (Canada - FC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (Mexico – CPM Chair), Ms Lois Ransom (Australia - FC and CPM Bureau member), Ms Kyu-Ock Yim (Republic of Korea - FC member), Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Côte d’Ivoire – FC and CPM Bureau member), Mr Francisco T...

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Facilitating trade, while protecting plants: The APPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on 星期一, 15 十月 2018, 10:28

10 September 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea - International standards on phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) help countries protect plants from pests and diseases, while still facilitating trade. Participants from eighteen countries had an opportunity to consult and comment on six draft ISPMs during the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) Regional Workshop on the Review of Draft ISPMs.

The workshop took place from 10 to 14 September 2018 in Seoul. It was opened by Mr S...

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Important communication on International Year of Plant Health (En, Fr, Es)

Posted on 星期五, 12 十月 2018, 15:02

Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,

As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. (http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/73/documentslist.shtml and http://www.un.org/en/ga/73/resolutions.shtml).

This is a kind reminder that an I...

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Safe trade facilitation of plants and plant products by harmonized phytosanitary measures in commodities standards

Posted on 星期四, 11 十月 2018, 10:51

Key elements of the International Plant Protection Convention’s (IPPC’s) work is to safeguard agriculture and facilitate safe trade. It is known that trade supports economic growth and development, helping to reduce poverty around the world. The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) data review shows that world exports of agricultural products increased by approximately 70% since 2006.

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