International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

Title: International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

Category: International Convention

Date: 1952, 1989, 1997

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General Description:

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international treaty whose purpose is to secure a common and effective action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control.

The Convention extends to the protection of natural flora and plant products. It also includes both direct and indirect damage by pests, thus including weeds. The provisions extend to cover conveyances, containers, storage places, soil and other objects or material capable of harbouring plant pests.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Plants, Crops, Pests,  Protection

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