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Crop Protection Compendium

The world's most comprehensive site for information on crop pests

PRA Tool for plant commodity and pest-initiated Pest Risk Analysis. Available as an addition to the CPC.

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Pest Risk Analysis

CABI has developed a Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) decision support tool which is available as an addition to the CPC and can be accessed here. To add this option to your existing CPC subscription, please contact To use this tool you first need to create or sign in to your personal MyCABI account which enables the PRA sessions to be saved.

The Pest Risk Analysis tool is a decision support tool that presents scientific information from the CABI Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) to aid the selection of appropriate measures for reducing the risk of pest introduction and facilitating the safe movement of plants and plant products.

The tool is structured around the three stages of Pest Risk Analysis:

Stage 1: Initiation - identifying the reason for the PRA and the pest(s) of concern to the PRA area;

Stage 2: Risk assessment - determining the probability of  entry, establishment, spread and potential consequences of an individual pest in order to determine whether it meets the criteria of a regulated pest;

Stage 3: Risk management - selecting the appropriate management options to reduce the risks identified in Stage 2.

Features include

- A framework in which risks associated with the importation of plant commodities and the introduction of pests into new areas can be identified and assessed

- PRA initiation 'By Pathway' or 'By Pest'

- Generation and categorization of pest lists associated with a commodity pathway

- Facilities for users to add new information and overrule existing Compendium data

- Links to relevant Crop Protection Compendium datasheets

- A template to complete risk assessments for individual pests

- A template to assign management measures to each pest identified as a risk

- An editable report of all data and content added to a PRA session

Users should be familiar with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These documents are available from the IPPC International Phytosanitary Portal.

Training materials are provided on the Help page.

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