European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization
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Website https://www.eppo.int/

The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for European cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region. Founded in 1951 and based in Paris, France, EPPO is the Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) for Europe under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

To meet its objectives to protect plants, strategize against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests, and to promote safe and effective control methods, the EPPO has developed international standards and recommendations, provided reporting services, participated in global discussions on plant health, EPPO held expert working groups, and maintained EPPO codes.

History[edit]

Founded in 1951 and based in Paris, France, EPPO is the Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) for Europe under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The intergovernmental organisation responsible for European cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region had grown to 51 member states as of 2016. EPPO's objectives are to protect plants, to develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests, and to promote safe and effective control methods.

EPPO has developed international standards and recommendations on phytosanitary measures, good plant protection practice, and on the assessment of plant protection products (pesticides). It also provides a reporting service of events of phytosanitary concern such as outbreaks and new pest records. As a Regional Plant Protection Organization, EPPO also participates in global discussions on plant health organised by FAO and the IPPC Secretariat. EPPO holds expert working groups to perform pest risk analyses on plant pests of concern to the EPPO region.

EPPO codes[edit]

EPPO is responsible for management of the EPPO code system, previously known as Bayer codes. The system is an encoded identifier used by EPPO, in a system designed to uniquely identify organisms that are important to agriculture and crop protection.

EPPO member countries[edit]

EPPO Bulletin[edit]

The EPPO Bulletin is the official publication of EPPO. It features articles on all aspects of plant protection and is published on behalf of EPPO by Wiley-Blackwell.[1] Articles are published in French or English with a Russian summary.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EPPO Bulletin". Retrieved 2018-06-27.