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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

12May, 2024

International Day of Plant Health

International Day of Plant Health  | 12th May Theme: Plant health, safe trade and digital technology

03Jun, 2024

11th Meeting Tephritid Workers of the Western Hemisphere (TWWH) will be hosted in Jamaica

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining, Jamaica will be hosting the 11th Meeting of the Tephritid Workers of the Western Hemisphere (TWWH) in the City of Montego Bay from June 3rd - 7th 2024. Learn more: https://www.moa.gov.jm/content/twwh For more information about the Tephritid Workers of the Western Hemisphere (TWWH) and its origins: https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/naipc/twd/Pages/TWWH.aspx

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!

Latest News

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The CPHD Forum hosts IDPH2024 virtual event “Regional Priority Pest and the Concept Of Plant Health in One Health”

The CPHD Forum hosts a special virtual event for its membership, on Wednesday 15th May 2024, titled “Regional Priority Pest and the Concept Of Plant Health in One Health”, in commemoration of the International Day of Plant Health 2024! 🌍🌱 Plant health professionals and technicians from the CPHD Forum’s membership countries come together for an […]

Regional Musaceae Priority Diseases – Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop – April 2024

The Regional Musaceae Priority Diseases – Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop was held from the 15th April 2024 to 19th April 2024 at UWI Mona Jamaica Campus and featured a wealth of presentations relating to Diagnostics and Surveillance of diseases of Musaceae. The objectives of the workshop were: Education and Awareness: Disseminate knowledge about Moko, TR4, BBTV […]

11th Meeting Tephritid Workers of the Western Hemisphere (TWWH) will be hosted in Jamaica

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining, Jamaica will be hosting the 11th Meeting of the Tephritid Workers of the Western Hemisphere (TWWH) in the City of Montego Bay from June 3rd – 7th 2024. This marks the first time that a TWWH event will be held in the Caribbean, a region of considerable strategic […]

Job Opportunity – Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture – Plant Protection Officer

The Department of Agriculture of the Cayman Islands is seeking to recruit a Plant Protection Officer who will manage and coordinate the Department’s regulatory programs to prevent the entry and spread of plant pests. Interested persons can view details of the job opportunity, and apply at https://careers.gov.ky/ Closing date for applications: 01-May-2024

TR4 Policy Brief

We invite you to read about one of the most potential agricultural challenges in our policy brief on TR4 and explore how you can safeguard the region from Tropical Race 4 (TR4) and its far-reaching implications. This succinct and enlightening document offers a comprehensive analysis of TR4’s potential impact on agriculture, food security, and the environment […]

CPHD ANNUAL MEETING
Antigua and Barbuda, 2023

The CPHD Forum is the Technical Committee to the Caribbean RPPO – Caribbean Agriculture Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) on agriculture and plant health issues and is comprised of 32 Member Countries and Partner Organizations. The Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum will convene the 16th session of the annual meetings from the 14th - 18th August 2023. This will be the first face to face meeting since the COVID 19 pandemic was declared globally.

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