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Reception marks the Launch event of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on 星期四, 05 十二月 2019, 14:12

Rome, 2 December 2019 - The IPPC Secretariat hosted a reception at FAO headquarters to mark the Launch event of International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.

The reception was attended over 200 participants, including Mr Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Ireland; Ms Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; and Ms Tamara Finkelstein, Permanent Secretary of ...

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The IPPC Secretariat makes a difference at the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures advanced course

Posted on 星期四, 05 十二月 2019, 12:22

12 November 2019, Geneva – Every year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) runs a two-week Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) advanced course tailored to government officials from developing countries. The course helps participants better understand and implement the WTO-SPS Agreement, benefit from its provisions, and engage more fully in the work of the SPS Committee.

This year’s course was delivered in English to twenty-two participants from Bahamas, Belarus...

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Plant health exhibits hosted by Ireland and Italy at the International Year of Plant Health launch event

Posted on 星期四, 05 十二月 2019, 11:08

Rome, 2 December 2019 – Two thematic exhibits from Ireland and Italy were hosted at FAO headquarters for the official launch event of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) on Monday, 2 December. Entirely dedicated to plant health, the exhibitions aimed at raising public awareness of the phytosanitary risks associated with international travel and trade.

The exhibition was officially inaugurated with a ribbon cutting by the FAO Director-General, Mr Qu...

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The official launch event of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on 星期二, 03 十二月 2019, 16:41

Rome, 2 December 2019 - The official launch event of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 took place on Monday, 2 December 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy with the active participation of FAO staff members, governments, plant health experts from the IPPC community, and representatives of various stakeholder groups.

An encouraging opening speech from the FAO Director-General, Mr Qu Dongyu inaugurated the International Year of Pl...

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Launch event of International Year of Plant Health 2020

Posted on 星期日, 01 十二月 2019, 16:17

The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December.

The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition at 5:45 pm (CET), followed by the official IYPH 2020 launch event from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. The programme for the event includes the FAO Director-General's opening speech, followed by keynote remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of ...

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Forging next steps for IPPC ePhyto: Meeting at the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Posted on 星期日, 01 十二月 2019, 12:00

12 November 2019, Maryland, USA – The IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) and the Project Technical Committee (PTC) met at the offices of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) from 12 to 15 November 2019 in Maryland, USA.

Mr Christian Dellis was elected as the new ESG chair for 3 years – replacing the outgoing chair Mr Peter Neimanis. During Mr. Neimanis’s time as chair, IPPC ePhyto moved from being a project t...

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Advancing with international standards on plant health: The November 2019 IPPC Standards Committee (SC) meeting

Posted on 星期日, 01 十二月 2019, 00:00

15 November 2019, Rome – The 34th meeting of the IPPC Standards Committee (SC) took place from 11 to 15 November 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ezequiel Ferro from Argentina. The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, gave the opening remarks.

The SC revised the following draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) that have completed the second round of consultations and are being considered for adoption by the 15th...

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The first IPPC ePhyto and Emerging Pests workshop for African countries

Posted on 星期四, 28 十一月 2019, 11:22

18 November 2019, Maryland, USA – The first IPPC ePhyto and Emerging Pests workshop for African countries took place from 18 to 22 November 2019 at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Inspection Services (APHIS) offices in Maryland, USA. The workshop was jointly organized by USDA and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. It was opened by Mr John Greifer, Master of Ceremonies, Mr Osama El-Lissy, USDA/APHIS Senior o...

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Maximizing the impact of implementation and capacity development work in the IPPC community

Posted on 星期四, 28 十一月 2019, 09:47

22 November 2019, Rome – The fifth meeting of the IPPC Implementation and capacity development committee (IC) was held between 18 and 22 November 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Participants discussed strategic issues and work plans; and reviewed several phytosanitary projects in terms of implementation and capacity development. The IC also agreed to work on a roadmap for achieving key results related to the Continue reading…

University of Florence seminar on Tropical Plant Pathology for Master of Science degree students.

Posted on 星期三, 27 十一月 2019, 11:32

26 November 2019, Florence – Prof Laura Mugnai and Prof Antonio Belcari of the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI) of the University of Florence, Italy, hosted a session on the IPPC community, structure and activities as well as International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 activities in the Aula Magna of its 1791 building. Mr Arop Deng, Integration and Support Team Lead, and Mr Riccardo Mazzucchelli, Public Information Specialist, (...

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Roundtable discussion on trade facilitation at the US Agricultural Export Development Council

Posted on 星期二, 26 十一月 2019, 09:50

21 November 2019, Baltimore - IPPC Secretariat Senior Advisor Mr Craig Fedchock participated in a roundtable discussion on trade facilitation with members of the US Agricultural Export Development Council held in Baltimore, U.S.A. Participants included representatives of US Wheat Associates, the US Dairy Council, the Northwest Horticultural Council and the California Almond Board.

Mr Fedchock discussed the latest developments regarding the IPPC ePhyto Solution, no...

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Coordinated Border Management – a hot topic at the World Customs Organization meeting

Posted on 星期四, 21 十一月 2019, 13:34

28 October 2019, Brussels - The IPPC Secretariat participated in the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) panel discussion during the meeting of the Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium. Indeed the ever-increasing volume of goods and people crossing borders brings up the dilemma of how to facilitate trade and transport while mitigating phytosanitary risks and other types of threats. CBM is an important part of the ...

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A Sea Change is Coming: Increased Collaboration between the International Maritime Organization and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on 星期三, 20 十一月 2019, 09:36

18 November 2019, Rome – Sea containers and their cargoes are potential pathways for plant pests and diseases to spread into new territories. It is therefore essential to ensure that sea containers are not contaminated and their cargoes are free from pests.

As part of this effort, at the 2016 Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) contracting parties (CPs) endorsed a Continue reading…

Hand-in-hand to strengthen Phytosanitary Capacity in Cambodia to combat Banana Fusarium wilt and facilitate safe trade

Posted on 星期三, 13 十一月 2019, 09:59

8 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The IPPC delegation carried out a field trip to Cambodia from 4 to 8 November 2019 so as to set up the pilot site of the IPPC global project on phytosanitary capacity development in Cambodia. The delegation was composed of Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, Mr Xiaoliang Wang, IPPC Phytosanitary Consultant, and Mr Kexian Yi, Director of Environment and Plant Protection Institute of Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.

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