IPPC Guide to Pest Risk Communication
Published by FAO on behalf of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
This guide was created under the auspices of the IPPC Secretariat as a component of the IPPC National Phytosanitary Capacity Building Strategy, which was adopted by the fifth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) (2010) of the IPPC.
The purpose of the guide is to support NPPOs in identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and in developing pest risk communication strategies to enhance phytosanitary decision making and plant health policy development. The guide first explains what is pest risk communication and why it is important, the key goals and concepts of pest risk communication, and the factors that may influence its success. It then describes the principles of good pest risk communication.
The guide also provides a deeper understanding of the factors that should be considered when selecting the appropriate approaches to use and the practices to adopt when communicating about pest risks. In so doing it aims to overcome the challenges and maximize the impact of risk communication. It concludes by providing practical guidance on how to use plant health risk communication effectively.
Published on May, 2019 by FAO