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Africa Phytosanitary Programme to boost Morocco’s fight against plant pests

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2024, 07:02

Rabat, 9 July 2024. The Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Forests and the National Office of Food Safety (ONSSA) in Morocco, mandated to ensure increased agricultural production for food security, livelihoods of farmers, and export, have …

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Sierra Leone’s Feed Salone Initiative and the Africa Phytosanitary Programme: A strong combination for plant health and food security

Posted on Wed, 03 Jul 2024, 15:24

Freetown 28 June 2024. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Sierra Leone has embraced the Africa Phytosanitary Programme (APP), as a fitting approach to strengthening national capacity to prevent and control plant pests which significantly affect crops …

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Dialogue strengthens on plant pest risks to food and humanitarian aid

Posted on Fri, 07 Jun 2024, 08:02

Rome, 07June 2024. In the sphere of humanitarian aid, providing food and other essentials for communities in crisis is a noble endeavor. However, while such aid is crucial during emergencies, it also brings potential threat of plant pests, posing …

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Plant Health Without Borders: Fostering International Collaboration

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024, 12:43


In a world increasingly interconnected through trade, climate change and biodiversity, the health of our plants has never been more crucial. Recognizing this and following on the International Day of Plant Health that was celebrated on 12 May, the …

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee discusses measures to enhance IPPC implementation

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024, 07:41

Rome, 4 June 2024. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) met from 13-17 May 2024 in Rome, Italy, to discuss strategies of enhancing the technical capacity of contracting parties to effectively and efficiently adopt the International Plant Protection Convention …

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Egypt embraces Africa Phytosanitary Programme

Posted on Tue, 28 May 2024, 08:21

Cairo, 27 May 2024. The Government of Egypt and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to strengthen the technical capacity to prevent and mitigate the impact of plant pests …

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Standards Committee and Standards Committee Working Group approve five standards for consultation

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2024, 07:22

Rome, 16 May 2024. The Standards Committee (SC) and the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) approved five draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), one draft specification for consultation and four phytosanitary …

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CPM-18 update: Revisions to phytosanitary standards and recommendation adopted

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2024, 07:15

Rome, 16 April 2024. The Eighteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18) adopted four International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to strengthen collaboration for global plant health and advance compliance with phytosanitary standards. CPM-18, which was held …

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Strengthening global partnerships: IPPC participates in World Customs Organization Round Table

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024, 13:29

Brussels, 26 April 2024 - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat participated in the 243rd/244th Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) meeting of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium, held from 23-26 April 2024.

The WCO's theme for 2024, …

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Zambia holds Africa Phytosanitary Programme training of phytosanitary technical staff and stakeholders

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024, 10:03

Kabwe, 10 May 2024- The national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Zambia- the Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Service (PQPS), successfully conducted a three-day training of NPPO technical staff and stakeholders in the application of the geospatial techniques in pest …

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Director-General sets out several reasons for enhanced and coordinated work to protect plant health at International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) event

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 17:34


Rome – FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today called for stepped up efforts to protect plant health, underlining that “safeguarding the health of plants means that we are safeguarding the health of the planet.” Qu was speaking at an event …

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COMESA countries upgrade laboratory diagnostic capacity to manage Fusarium TR4

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 07:14

Vienna, 26 April 2024. Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region have taken a significant step in their efforts to protect the region from infestation by the destructive Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical …

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Uganda to undertake a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to boost agricultural trade

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024, 07:01

Kampala, 6 May 2024 – The Government of Uganda has embarked on a six month-long process of conducting a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) aimed at examining the country’s capacity to protect plants from the introduction and spread of …

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Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to strengthen Egypt's food security and agricultural trade

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2024, 09:57

Cairo, 29 April 2024 – To enhance agricultural production, food safety and national phytosanitary capacity to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases, Egypt is embarking on a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) with the goal to evaluate …

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