CABI’s Phil Abrahams joins representatives of FERA, DEFRA and IITA for this informative webinar on strategies available today– like the Plantwise approach- to curb preventable crop devestation due to pests and diseases. Thanks to FARMD for hosting and raising awareness of risks and solutions for the future of agriculture and food security.
In 2012, CABI scientists continued to contribute to the discovery of new occurrences of plant pests and diseases, via the Plantwise diagnostic service. CABI’s Plantwise initiative offers a free service for eligible clients in developing countries, providing disease identification support to plant clinics. Every year, the DFID-funded service receives more than 500 samples from 80 different countries. CABI and Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) scientists then diagnose the problem and report any new occurrences of pathogens they find. The following published reports contain examples of new occurrences discovered in 2012.