International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

Definition

An international agreement on plant health to which 181 signatories currently adhere. It aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. The Secretariat of the IPPC is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It was adopted in 1951 and entered into force in 1952.

International Plant Protection Convention (2014) 1

It is one of the seven international conventions that focus on biodiversity issues. 2