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Dr Monica Kansiime joins GRASP Fellowship aimed at improving policy process in agri-food systems

CABI provides technical expertise to help implement the Plant Health Strategy for Africa

PlantwisePlus programme launches to help improve food security in Pakistan

CABI scientist wins Outstanding Woman Award

Supporting the implementation of the Plant Health Strategy for Africa

Robust plant health systems and reduced pest and disease risks contribute to better livelihoods, food security, increased trade, and the protection of biodiversity in Africa. However, challenges faced by the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council of the African Union (AU-IAPSC) prevent them from fulfilling these. Challenges include the absence of clear national and regional coordination frameworks of National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) which are underfunded and unequipped to implement international standards, and insufficient scientific and research capacity to address and apply sanitary and phytosanitary measures. In this project, CABI is providing technical expertise to help the AU-IAPSC implement the Plant Health Strategy for Africa as part of an effort to improve regional coordination, strengthen the capacity of NPPOs and ensure SPS security.

Plans for digital plant health service in Malawi will benefit over 100,000 smallholder farmers