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10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee

Wednesday (22 October): The 10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention will take place at FAO HQ from 22 – 24 October 2014, back-to back with the 10th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm...[En savoir plus]

Monitoring SHPFs in Latin-America

The Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, through FAO Country Representatives and Designated National Authorities (DNAs), organized, conducted and completed the “Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention” project MTF/GLO/145/UEP, in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican...[En savoir plus]

Linking international conventions with pesticide risk reduction in the field

Endosulfan, a widely used broad spectrum organochlorine insecticide, has been listed by the Rotterdam Convention subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure since 2011. It is also listed  by the Stockholm Convention as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) and ...[En savoir plus]

Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Colombia and El Salvador

With the objectives to strengthen the capacities of countries to monitor and report problems regarding the use of Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation (SHPF) and to identify potential substances that could be proposed for Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention, several...[En savoir plus]

5th Session of the International Treaty Governing Body Concludes On An Upbeat Note

The Fifth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (GB5) officially concluded on an upbeat note in Muscat, Oman.Delegates at Fifth Session of the Governing Body unanimously agreed to explore the option of...[En savoir plus]

Stopping pests before they start: global capacity development to prevent pest damage

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has made strides during the past year to design a globally relevant capacity development work plan for the Secretariat and its Capacity Development Committee. This culminated last week in the second meeting...[En savoir plus]

Report on the First Project Portfolio of the International Treaty’s Benefit-sharing Fund now available online

The Report on the First Round of the Project Cycle of the Benefit-sharing Fund, published by the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in February 2013, is now available online. It contains financial and technical information...[En savoir plus]

IPPC’s Online Comment System

Member input is crucial in international organizations because, without it, nations may not be able to implement. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has established the world’s most open, transparent and inclusive international standard...[En savoir plus]

IPPC Launches Capacity Development Committee

3 December 2012, Rome - The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will hold the initial meeting of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The meeting will take place 3-7 December, hosted by the Italian Rural Development Directorate at the Ministry of...[En savoir plus]

Easy-SMTA: Transferring genetic resources with online contracts

Every day more than 800 transfers of seeds on average are made worldwide for research, training and breeding purposes within the global gene pool of FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). Each of these transfers travels under a...[En savoir plus]

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