ASTA Participates in International Plant Protection Convention and ISF Meeting in Rome

  • On April 26, 2018

ASTA’s Senior Director, Seed Health and Trade, Ric Dunkle traveled to Rome April 10-19 to participate in the International Plant Protection Convention and International Seed Federation (ISF) meeting on a systems approach to phytosanitary regulations. At the ISF meeting, Dunkle met with experts from five countries to discuss the concept of the systems approach as a potential alternative to consignment-by-consignment phytosanitary certification for international seed movements, and to develop a plan for moving forward.

At the International Plant Protection Convention, Dunkle served as an observer, expert advisor and member of the ISF delegation, to monitor progress on various IPPC projects and activities.