Next Tuesday marks the opening ceremony of Plantwise‘s second workshop co-hosted with IPPC in Africa, this time bringing top plant health officials from across West Africa to Accra, Ghana. Over 40 participants from national crop protection in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana will convene over 4 days from July 29- August 1 to focus on critical issues for trade, pest management and sustainable agricultural development in the region. On hand to lead the workshop will be representatives of Plantwise from CABI’s Accra, Nairobi, UK and Swiss centres, along with key officials from FAO Africa, FAO Pesticide Management Group and from the IPPC Secretariat. This workshop follows the the first regional IPPC and Plantwise workshop for East Africa which brought officials from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to Nairobi this past February. Watch a video snapshot of the IPPC and Plantwise Workshop in Nairobi and read more about next week’s Accra workshop in the full media announcement in English and in French.