New Digital System To Prevent Spread Of Plant Pests

A new initiative, known as e-Phyto, will seek to curb the spread of threats to plants through international trade in “a more secure and cost-effective way” and will be developed by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

The new global electronic certification system is aimed at reducing the spread of plant pests and diseases has been approved by representatives from more than 150 countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said.

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