IPPC guide to pest risk communication
This International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) guide, first published in English in 2019, is now also available in French. COLEACP is collaborating with IPPC to produce French versions of their recent guides.
The IPPC aims to secure coordinated, effective action to prevent and to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products. This is achieved through the development and implementation of phytosanitary policies and activities. At a country scale, such activities are the responsibility of the national plant protection organization (NPPO), which is the official service established by a government to discharge the functions specified by the IPPC. While an NPPO has responsibility for phytosanitary actions, it cannot operate in isolation and relies on engagement with other government bodies, the private sector and civil society to protect plant health.