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Implementation of the IPPC Project on Capacity Development in NPQS


The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is implementing a global project under the framework of the FAO-China South-South cooperation (SSC) programme. The IPPC Secretariat selected Sri Lanka as a pilot county of this IPPC project, to demonstrate the development of phytosanitary capacities (PCE) and application for the Chinese technologies and products on plant health in pilot site.

For implementation of this IPPC project in Sri Lanka, four representatives from IPPC have organized a field visit to Sri Lanka on 24th to 28th February 2018. Initial meeting with these representatives and the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be held on 25thand 28thFebruary, 2019 at National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS), Katunayake.

e-Phytosanitary Certificate Issuing System


Sri Lanka is one of the pilot countries testing out the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS). When we asked them what was their reasoning for joining the GeNS and the benefits they hoped the system would bring, this is what they told us. Read their full explanation here (
The GeNS is one of the components of the IPPC ePhyto Solutions that allows any country without their own national system to connect to the Hub and exchange ePhytos.
THE IPPC Secretariat is proud to announce that the GeNS is now live. Interested to read more about the GeNs Click on this link:
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