Germplasm Health Unit Webinar

Phytosanitary Safety for Transboundary Pest Prevention

The UN has dedicated 2020 to raise awareness about plant health and the impact of healthy plants and forests on food security, poverty, economic development, and sustainability. The webinars as part of the “GHU Annual Phytosanitary Awareness Week” of the CGIAR Genebank Platform, is planned to exchange state of global efforts to contain the spread of invasive transboundary pests; best practices used in GHUs; engagement and collaboration with national and international plant health organizations, including NPPOs, RPPOs, FAO, IPPC, Crop Trust, and others; and discuss future scenarios and needs for protecting germplasm health and biorisk mitigation during germplasm transfer events.

Webinar objectives

Program outline

Day 1, November 9: Inception with international webinars

Day 2, November 10: Asia day

Day 3, November 11: Latin America day

Day 4, November 12: Africa day

Day 5, November 13: Plenary discussion and conclusion

See the detailed agenda here.

More information about Genebank GHUs and the International Year of Plant Health here.