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Plant health and e-commerce: Countries share knowledge, experiences to protect plant resources and trade

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 13:12

Rome, 16 April 2024. On the margins of the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18), IPPC contracting parties discussed how e-commerce and the movement of plants and plant products via postal and courier services have become …

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Plant health takes center stage as 18th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures opens

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2024, 13:00

PRESS RELEASE. Rome, 15 April 2024. Delegates gather today at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to take stock of the state of global plant health and to discuss ongoing initiatives to …

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Download the APP for CPM-18

Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 12:33

Rome, 12 April 2024 -The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in collaboration with the FAO IT department (CSI) has built a mobile app for the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18) that will greatly simplify participants’ experience …

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Uzbekistan President commends NPPO progress to boost better plant protection

Posted on Wed, 27 Mar 2024, 08:16

Tashkent, 26 March 2024. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan praised the Agency for Quarantine and Plant Protection in a recent visit to witness the progress made towards enhancing the country’s national phytosanitary system. President Mirziyoyev noted …

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“We are ready.” Zimbabwe welcomes implementation of Africa Phytosanitary Programme, promotion of international plant health standards

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2024, 13:57

Vangelis Peter Haritatos (left), Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development receives materials on APP from Osama El-Lissy (right), IPPC Secretary.

Harare, 14 March 2024. The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Republic of …

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Revamped IPPC webpage to serve as hub for resources on e-commerce and plant health

Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2024, 07:05

Every second, e-commerce generates about 5 000 new parcels moving around the world by mail or courier. The exponential increase in buying and selling goods over the internet has resulted in a surge in small parcels moving on postal and …

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Saving Guinea-Bissau’s crops and trade from pests: Plant health technicians trained in the use of modern pest prevention tools

Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2024, 08:55

Participants of the training workshop pose with Fatumata Djau Baldé, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Guinea-Bissau (second row, third from left). On her left is Osama El-Lissy, IPPC Secretary and next to him, Mario Reis, FAO Assistant Representative …

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Zimbabwe concludes evaluation of national phytosanitary system, starts developing strategy to enhance plant health

Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2024, 08:50

Harare, 16 February 2024. The Plant Quarantine Services Institute (PQSI) of Zimbabwe and other national stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture, farmer organizations, and representatives of the national customs office, have embarked on the development of a National Phytosanitary …

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South-South Cooperation: End of project heralds positive changes for plant health in Cambodia and Sri Lanka

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024, 15:23

Rome, 25 January 2024. December 2023 marked the end of a seven-year intervention led by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat to assist Cambodia and Sri Lanka in ensuring that the agricultural produce of its farmers meets the …

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How the IPPC’s Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation exercises boosted plant health in 2023

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024, 15:06

Rome, 31 January 2024. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat recorded significant milestones in advancing plant health in 2023. One notable achievement was through the effective implementation of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Strategy 2020-2030.

Through this strategy, the …

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Independent evaluation of IPPC ePhyto solution shows successful findings and key recommendations

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2024, 08:45

Rome, 20 December 2023. The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) (STDF) is a global partnership to facilitate safe trade which promotes improved food safety, animal and plant health capacity in developing countries. It recently commissioned an independent evaluation …

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Technical panel reviewed diagnostic protocols and additions to work programme

Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2023, 12:14

Paris, 21 December 2023. The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met at the headquarters of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) from 30 October to 3 November 2023 to revise two diagnostic protocols (DPs) to be approved …

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IPPC Standards Committee worked on draft ISPMs to advance plant health protection

Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2023, 14:32

Rome, 13 December 2023. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met at the FAO headquarters from 13 to 17 November to revise draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to be adopted at the …

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IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee concludes November 2023 Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2023, 11:45

Rome, 13 December 2023. The Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) met in Rome on 6-10 November to review the progress of 2023 activities including relevant outcomes from the Seventeenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-17) in …

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