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Provides links to resources in Africa with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Why Africa Needs Adequate Plant Surveillance (Aug 23, 2016)
To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance, writes Mustafa O. Jibrin. Recently, a tomato insect pest, Tuta absoluta, swept across Nigeria, devastating tomato fields and leading to immeasurable financial losses and emotional trauma. T. absoluta originated from the Andean region in South America. The invasive nature of T. absoluta and its resistance to conventional insecticides make it difficult to control. If not handled properly, the effect of this pest could hold the continent's agriculture hostage.

CABI Declares War on Invasive Aliens (Aug 4, 2016)
CAB International.
At its triennial Review Conference of Member Countries in Egham, UK, on 26-27 July, CABI launched a major new initiative to protect vulnerable rural communities in the fight against invasive alien species. Building on its 100-year track record in invasive species management, CABI will deliver a unique global programme to support 50 million vulnerable African and Asian farming families impacted by species that are out of control and threatening their livelihoods. This will link with, and build upon, the highly successful CABI-led Plantwise programme, which has already reached nearly 5 million farmers in 34 countries.

Council or Task Force

Weeds Research Division
South Africa Agricultural Research Council. Plant Protection Research Institute.


Invasive Species Impacts in Africa
CAB International.

Invasive Alien Plants and Their Management in Africa (2013; PDF | 7.75 MB)
CABI Africa.

Invasive Plants Keys and Fact Sheets
East African Network for Taxonomy.

Africa Invaded: The Growing Danger of Invasive Alien Species (2004; PDF | 14.21 MB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.

Invasive Alien Species in Southern Africa: National Reports and Directory of Resources (PDF | 515 KB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.

Invasive Species South Africa
Invasive Species South Africa.

Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA)
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

International Government

Invasive Alien Species in Kenya (PDF | 1.38 MB)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service.

Weeds and Invasive Plants
South Africa Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System.

Management of Invasive Alien Plants
South Africa Department of Water and Sanitation. Working for Water Programme.

Invasive Species Programme
South African National Biodiversity Institute.

Swaziland's Alien Plants Database
Swaziland National Trust Commission.

Biosecurity in Forestry: A Case Study on the Status of Invasive Forest Tree Species in Southern Africa
UN. FAO. Forestry Department.


Framework for Monitoring Invasive Tree Species in Ghana
University of Oxford (United Kingdom). Environmental Change Institute.

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