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.
- Raise awareness about CGIAR GHU’s mission and functions
- Bring together key experts and advocates to assess the status of invasive pest threats and share experiences of best phytosanitary practices to contain the transboundary spread if pests with planting material.
- Brainstorm on future pest risk scenarios in the context of climate change and identify the strategies, technologies, and partnerships appropriate for mitigating current and future biorisks to plant and germplasm health.
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.