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Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and South Africa

Posted on 星期二, 18 十二月 2018, 17:20

23 November 2018, Rome - Mr Xia Jingyuan, IPPC Secretary, met with H.E. Mr Senzeni Zokwana, South Africa’s Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, during the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Minister Zokwana was accompanied by H.E. Prof Shirish M. Soni, the South African Ambassador to Italy.

The IPPC Secretary Xia expressed his gratitude to Minister Zokwana and Ambassador Soni fo...

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From a project to an operational reality: Highlights from the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group and Project Technical Committee meeting

Posted on 星期四, 13 十二月 2018, 17:08

7 December 2018, Tokyo – The IPPC ePhyto Project Technical Committee (PTC) and IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) met in Tokyo, Japan from 3 to 7 December 2018 to review and provide feedback on the recently developed Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS); and several ePhyto strategies.

The GeNS allows countries to produce, send and receive electronic phytosanitary certificates through a harmonised exchange tool called a "hub". The hub was released for country use i...

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The UN International Year of Plant Health 2020 and protecting plants from invasive alien species: Side event at COP 14

Posted on 星期二, 11 十二月 2018, 09:58

The IPPC helps safeguard biodiversity by protecting the environment from invasive alien species such as the water hyacinth. This and other related topics were presented at a Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-14) side event. ©FAO/L. Lizzi

19 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh - The International Year of Plant Health 2020 and the IPPC’s work in protecting plants from invasive alien species were highlighted during a side eve...

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Making sure we all speak the same language – the Technical Panel on the Glossary meets to discuss IPPC terminology

Posted on 星期二, 11 十二月 2018, 09:17

6 December 2018, Rome - The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meeting was hosted by the Italian National Plant Protection Organization from 3 to 6 December 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Mr Federico Sòrgoni from the “Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali” warmly welcomed the TPG members and experts representing all six official FAO languages. He highlighted the panel’s important role in ensuring that the global IPPC community uses the same langu...

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Helping make sea containers pest-free: Meeting of the Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF)

Posted on 星期一, 10 十二月 2018, 12:06

9 November 2018, Shenzhen, China - With the huge volume of international trade, sea containers can become vehicles for plant pests and diseases to spread into new areas. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has therefore set up a special Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) to deal with this specific issue. The SCTF’s second meeting recently took place from 5 to 9 November 2018 in Shenzhen, China where participants:

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