Nico Horn, Director General of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), met with Roger Genet, Director General of ANSES, on the Agency's stand at the 2020 Paris International Agricultural Show. For nearly 20 years, ANSES has been participating in EPPO's work to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests in agricultural, forest and natural ecosystems.
EPPO has 52 European member countries from the Urals to the Mediterranean and is responsible for coordinating plant protection strategy in Europe. ANSES actively contributes to EPPO activities, in particular the development of numerous diagnostic tools and expert appraisals.
Today, EPPO visited ANSES's stand at the Paris International Agricultural Show dedicated to the theme of plant health, echoing the United Nations International Year of Plant Health. The meeting of the Directors General of the two organisations was an opportunity to discuss their work together on many EPPO projects. Indeed, ANSES helps develop conventions and standards relating to plant health measures and participates in expert panels on pests, their diagnosis and their resistance to plant protection products.