Knowledge for life
To respond to the needs of farmers and the systems that support them, PlantwisePlus helps countries to predict, prevent, and prepare for plant health threats and reduce crop losses. Delivered through gender-sensitive and climate-resilient approaches, PlantwisePlus is tackling the challenges facing smallholder production through three impact pathways:
The Pest Preparedness pathway
PlantwisePlus supports the development and enhancement of processes that enable countries and regional organizations to quickly and effectively identify, prioritize and respond to pest threats, integrating the latest information on pest distribution and climate change models.
The programme will support countries to develop and implement coordinated plans for responding to priority crop health threats before they arrive and to share timely and accurate advice with smallholder farmers through tailored pest risk alerting systems.
The pest preparedness pathway addresses the need for a more coordinated rapid response at regional, national and local levels to pest outbreaks. The prioritization element will also identify key pests for which to develop, test and promote biological control options.
Pest threat prioritization
Supporting national and regional authorities to coordinate and implement prioritized pest prevention actions and climate-resilient pest management plans.
Mitigating pest outbreaks
By strengthening national and regional plant health systems, pest threats and outbreaks are mitigated.
Coordinated pest preparedness
Pest prioritization and risk assessment will inform a coordinated rapid response, sharing alerts and advice with smallholder farmers.
Horizon Scanning Tool
The Horizon Scanning Tool helps plant protection organisations to identify and categorize species that have the potential to enter a particular geographic area from another geographic area.
Pest Risk Analysis Tool
The PRA Tool uses data from the CABI Crop Protection Compendium to aid the selection of appropriate measures for reducing risks associated with the movement of plants and plant products.
Research and publications
Assessment of the use of CABI’s decision support tools for biosecurity – Pest Risk Analysis Tool and Horizon Scanning Tool
Type Working paper
Published in Working Paper 31