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African countries harness scientific advances, digital technology, improve technical capacity to prevent plant pests

Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2023, 09:29

Cairo, 25 September 2023. Eleven African countries are taking part in a training on advanced plant health science and state-of-the-art digital tools that will better equip field staff and administrators to make timely decisions to prevent plant pest outbreaks. The …

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SPOTLIGHT: Prevent. Protect. Sustain. How the IPPC is protecting agriculture and trade by reducing the risk of pest spread through wood packaging material

Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2023, 13:42

The volume of international trade today is roughly 45 times the level recorded in 1950 and is projected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2023 before picking up to 3.2 percent in 2024. As global trade grows in volume, geographic …

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IPPC urges stronger collaboration to protect plants from pests as 2023 regional workshops commence

Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2023, 13:15

Rome, 16 August 2023. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, in conjunction with regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), has commenced the 2023 annual IPPC regional workshops, to engage contracting parties on the strategic work of the secretariat, particularly …

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Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Brunel on a food safety/plant health project

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2023, 07:30

We had a conversation with Sarah Brunel, Implementation and Facilitation Unit Lead at the IPPC Secretariat, who is working on an FAO project that has two components: promoting food safety and plant health. While most of our questions focused on …

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BLOG: Plant health standards and the safe delivery of food and humanitarian aid

Posted on Sat, 05 Aug 2023, 10:52

By Leisongi Bulesulu and Sophie Peterson

Chair and vice chair, respectively, of the CPM Focus group on the Safe Provision of Food and Other Humanitarian Aid

Delivering humanitarian aid is a noble cause and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) …

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