CABI Declares War on Invasive Aliens (Aug 4, 2016)
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.
FAO and Partners Ramp Up Efforts to Track and Prevent Spread of Damaging Wheat Rusts (Apr 14, 2016)
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and the Middle East and sparking closer international collaboration to study, detect and prevent the threat from advancing further.
Australia/Indonesia Biosecurity Partnership (Apr 8, 2016)
Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre.
The Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) will today sign a bilateral research agreement with five Indonesian research organisations that will see mutual plant biosecurity research, education and training to benefit both Indonesian and Australian biosecurity.