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The Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum

A collaboration of National Plant Health Services Regional and International Organizations, Government entities, Universities and Reference Laboratories with the common purpose of safeguarding the plant resources of the greater Caribbean Region (GCR) from the threat of quarantine pest; improving plant health through the control and management of existing pests; and expanding production and trade of agricultural commodities; in order to increase food security, protect the unique environment and enhance the quality of life and economic wellbeing of the people of the countries and territories of the Greater Caribbean Region.

Safeguarding Plant Resources

Safeguard our agriculture and nutrition do NOT bring in undeclared agricultural planting material or soil.

Improving Plant Health

Monitor for signs and symptoms of pest/diseases

Protecting Agriculture

Report any suspected signs and symptoms to your Ministry or Department of Agriculture.

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE CPHD FORUM SOCIAL MEDIA

CPHD FORUM SUCCESS TO DATE

The CPHD Forum, in it's 10+ years of existence has achieved numerous successes and contributed greatly to the plant health and protection sector in the Caribbean region. Here are just a few of CPHD Forum's notable achievements...

Upcoming Events

10Nov, 2021

Virtual Conference: UWI FFA – One Hundred Years of Agricultural Research and Innovation: Perspectives on Tropical Agriculture

Join the UWI FFA as they celebrate its 100th anniversary of academic excellence in teaching, learning and research, in agriculture, the environment and related fields associated with the FFA and its precursors.
To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the FFA commissioned several events, under the general theme “The Centennial Legacy Celebration of Food and Agriculture at The UWI STA.”

11Nov, 2021

Virtual Conference: UWI FFA – One Hundred Years of Agricultural Research and Innovation: Perspectives on Tropical Agriculture

Join the UWI FFA as they celebrate its 100th anniversary of academic excellence in teaching, learning and research, in agriculture, the environment and related fields associated with the FFA and its precursors.
To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the FFA commissioned several events, under the general theme “The Centennial Legacy Celebration of Food and Agriculture at The UWI STA.”

PRIORITY PEST THREATS

The threat of pest and diseases is real and has the potential to seriously damage our agriculture and food supply. These are some of the priority pests that can affect agriculture and cause a significant economic impact.

Learn about our Technical Working Groups and Sub-Committees

The CPHD comprises of Technical Working Groups and Sub-Committees:

Fruit Fly Technical Working Group

To safeguard the Caribbean from threats and /or the impacts of introduction, economic damage, and spread of tephritid fruit flies through investigation/ research and the provision of advice and training on all matters related to tephritid fruit flies.

Mollusc Technical Working Group

To safeguard the Caribbean from threats and /or the impacts of introduction, economic damage, and spread of plant pests through investigation, research and the provision of advice on all matters related to Molluscs Pest.

Palm Pest Technical Working Group

The general objective of this working group is to safeguard the Caribbean from threats and/or the impacts of introduction, economic damage and spread of pests of palms through scientific investigation/research and the provision of advice on all matters related to pests of palms.

Emergency Preparedness Technical Working Group

To safeguard the Greater Caribbean from threats and/or the impacts from the introduction, establishment, and spread of plant pests by developing an emergency preparedness, response and recovery plan and mechanism for implementation to manage and mitigate pest outbreaks.

Safeguarding Technical Working Group

To assist in providing technical and policy recommendations to the Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum towards safeguarding the Caribbean economies (and such sectors as agriculture, tourism and the environment) from the impact of introduction, establishment and spread of plant pests.

Musa Technical Working Group

Description coming soon!


Communications Technical Working Group

To focus on all publications related to the Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum.

Caribbean Pest Diagnostic Network

Caribbean Pest Diagnostic Network (CPDN) database provides a collaboration and communication tool for plant inspectors, scouts, consultants, extension personnel and diagnosticians to share information on plant pests.

Regional Pests Lists

Description coming soon!

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Climate-Smart Agriculture in Grenada

Grenada has been known to be negatively impacted by high temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and concerns over water availability for agriculture. The island has also experienced vulnerability due to an increase in hurricanes. The Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) projects aim to improve the management of coastal and water resources which will, in turn, make the agricultural […]

Conservation of Marine Life: Banning of Single-use plastics in the Caribbean

Presently, twelve Caribbean countries have all placed a ban on the import and use of Styrofoam and single-use plastics.  Single-use plastics are a global threat to the natural environment and public health. After the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean Sea is the second most plastic contaminated sea in the world. Over the past decade, the Caribbean […]

The Complex Brain of a Fruit Fly

Dozens of scientists have spent years mapping the brain of the fruit fly. A detailed map featuring hundreds of thousands of neurons that fire between millions of synapses insides the poppy seed-sized brain of a fruit fly has been recorded. Neuroscientist, Vivek Jayaraman, who works for the Janelia Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute in […]

Virtual Conference: UWI FFA – One Hundred Years of Agricultural Research and Innovation: Perspectives on Tropical Agriculture

Join the UWI FFA as they celebrate its 100th anniversary of academic excellence in teaching, learning and research, in agriculture, the environment and related fields associated with the FFA and its precursors. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the FFA commissioned several events, under the general theme “The Centennial Legacy Celebration of Food and Agriculture at The […]

A Study of Aquaponics and Hydroponics: New farming techniques in the Caribbean

Aquaponics and Hydroponics are new farming techniques that may be the key in the future to farming. Studies recently conducted have shown that these new farming techniques to be cost-effective, even increasing crop production and expanding fish food sources to places that are incompatible with normal farming techniques. Aquaponics integrates a hydroponic subsystem in which […]

CPHD ANNUAL MEETING
Virtually, 2020

Plant Health Directors from more than 20 countries and territories along with several partner organizations met virtually (via Zoom) for the 13th annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum meeting, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of regional and international travel. During the August 11th-12th meeting, the plant health officials had intense discussions aimed at bolstering the ability of member countries to identify, exclude, and respond to pests and diseases that threaten regional agriculture and natural resources and to resolve issues that might impede the trade of Caribbean agricultural products regionally and internationally.

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