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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...

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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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Fusarium Wilt, Tropical Race 4 Awareness Webinar in recognition of World Pest Awareness Day

Fusarium Wilt, Tropical Race 4 Awareness Webinar in recognition of World Pest Awareness Day On June 7th, 2021, the USDA APHIS-IS Trinidad Office in collaboration with the CPHD Forum’s Musa Technical Working Group (TWG) hosted a webinar entitled, “Raising the Caribbean’s Awareness on Fusarium Wilt, Tropical Race 4”, in acknowledgement of World Pest Awareness Day […]

Euphresco Newsletter – 6th Edition

Euphresco Newsletter – 6th Edition Access the sixth Euphresco newsletter and learn about the network’s publications, evaluation, the research projects formally commissioned in 2020 and the 2021 research topics currently in discussion. Sixth Euphresco Newsletter Special thanks to Mr. Baldissera Giovani, Euphresco Coordinator at EPPO, for sharing.

IPSA Nicaragua Drill for the Possible Outbreak of TR4

IPSA Nicaragua Drill for the Possible Outbreak of TR4 The Institute for Protection and Agricultural Health (IPSA) of Nicaragua has implemented a series of processes to prevent the entry of Fusarium Wilt of Banana – Tropical Race 4 as well as a national drill of action for the strengthening of surveillance and prevention capabilities against a possible […]

Fruit Fly Standards Can Help Gain Market Access

Fruit Fly Standards can Help Gain Market Access International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – 6 January 2021 Extract: “Fruit flies present a major challenge to international trade, because if they are detected in fruits, trade may be stopped. That is why a set of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) on fruit flies has been developed […]

Virtual Seminar: Experiences and lessons learned from the risk posed by the Tuta absoluta (tomato moth)

Virtual Seminar: Experiences and lessons learned from the risk posed by the Tuta absoluta  (tomato moth)   The El Grupo Interamericano de Coordinación en Sanidad Vegetal – GICSV (Inter-American Coordination Group on Plant Health)  is a collaborative arrangement of the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPO) of the countries of the American Hemisphere and the Caribbean, created […]

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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