IGTC at the WTO events (June 25-27, 2024)

During the week of June 24th, IGTC actively participated in a series of events at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to promote digital tools in agriculture.

On June 25th, Craig Fedchock, IGTC Innovation Emissary, delivered a presentation on the private sector perspective on ePhyto adoption and promotion at the SPS Committee Thematic Session on Digital Tools.

On June 27th, IGTC participated in the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) in-person meeting, where several strategic issues related to the IPPC’s ePhyto solution were discussed. Key topics included updates on the sustainability funding mechanism and the progress of IAG and member initiatives related to ePhyto implementation and promotion.

Building on these discussions, IGTC collaborated with the International Seed Federation (ISF), Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), Trademark Africa, and Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) during a jointly hosted session at the 2024 WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade. The session focused on advancements in digital connectivity that support sustainable agricultural practices, improve market access, and ensure food security.