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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

23Oct, 2020

Virtual Conference: \"Locust (Acrididae): Situation and technical cooperation standpoint

Save the Date: Friday October, 23rd 2020

Time:  11:30hrs – Argentina 10:30hrs - Trinidad and Tobago | 8:30hrs - Costa Rica

View more information here: Virtual Conference: \"Locust (Acrididae): Situation and technical cooperation standpoint\" 

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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Virtual Conference: “Locust (Acrididae): Situation and technical cooperation standpoint”

Virtual Conference: “Locust (Acrididae): Situation and technical cooperation standpoint”   The conference will facilitate an exchange of experiences among Latin America and Caribbean countries to address current locusts swarms and promote innovative solutions for its treatment and mitigation within the framework of the “2020 Year of Plant Health” (FAO). Register for the conference: Registration Form Save […]

Compendium on the Plant Health Research Priorities for the Mediterranean Region

Compendium on the Plant Health Research Priorities for the Mediterranean Region is now available!   The compendium on the plant health research priorities for the Mediterranean region has been published! The compendium can be accessed at the following link: Compendium on the Plant Health Research Priorities for the Mediterranean Region (Website Link) Summary: “The Mediterranean region is […]

Jamaica News: New Minister of Agriculture (Jamaica) Wants More Young People In The Sector

New Minister of Agriculture (Jamaica) Wants More Young People In The Sector   “Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, wants to see more young people involved in farming as a viable business, a stronger agricultural research and development framework, and an increase in the island’s agricultural export offerings.” As stated by […]

Jamaica News: Permit required to import plants and plant products

Jamaica News: Permit required to import plants and plant products   “The Plant Quarantine and Inspection Branch in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding all travellers that a permit is required to import plants and plant products into Jamaica. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, told JIS News that abiding […]

Jamaica News – Amnesty bins placed at airports

Jamaica News – Amnesty bins placed at airports “Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.” “Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, said the amnesty bins allow travellers to voluntarily discard any plant, […]

CPHD ANNUAL MEETING
Bahamas, 2019

Plant Health Directors from more than 20 countries and territories along with several partner organizations gathered at the Breezes Resort in Nassau, Bahamas for the 12th annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum meeting. During the July 17 to 19 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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