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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

11Jul, 2022

Webinar - Climate Change and Access to the European Market / Cambio Climático y Acceso al Mercado Europeo

Webinar titled: Climate Change and Access to the European Market / Cambio Climático y Acceso al Mercado Europeo

Date/Time: Jul 11, 2022 03:30 PM CEST

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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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Webinar – Climate Change and Access to the European Market / Cambio Climático y Acceso al Mercado Europeo

Webinar titled: Climate Change and Access to the European Market / Cambio Climático y Acceso al Mercado Europeo Date/Time: Jul 11, 2022 03:30 PM CEST Aim of the webinar: Provide an overview on the EU´s Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence with a focus on the environmental sustainability and climate change components and, Discuss the challenges and opportunities […]

Biodiversity and Conservation

The human population is expanding and as of June 2022, the planet has reached 8 billion people. The population growth affects land development, which impacts many species as this can lead to a loss of habitats and the metamorphosis and extinction of some species. The varying species known as biodiversity include all species that help […]

Plant health and the impact on human health

Did you know that plant health has an impact on human health? The change in weather patterns as a result of climate change has increased the risk of plants pests and diseases spreading to forestry and agricultural ecosystems. 40% of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases every year. Ensuring food safety and human […]

Sustainable Practices – Organic Farming

Organic farming or Organic agriculture is a system that enhances biodiversity, soil biological activity, and agroecosystem health and highlights the use of management practices that consider the negative impact of commercial pesticides on the environment. It eradicates the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified seeds and breeds, additives, irradiation, preservatives, and veterinary drugs. This is […]

An introspective outlook on food demand regionally

Regionally, agriculture plays a significant role in the livelihoods of all locals. The agriculture sector is a source of employment for many in the Caribbean countries. It accounts for an overall 16% of employment in the region – 18% in Jamaica, 20% in St. Lucia, 20% in Dominica, and 30% in Guyana. There is a […]

CPHD ANNUAL MEETING
Virtually, 2021

The Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum comprising 32 member countries and territories along with several partner organizations including various international, regional, national organizations and universities – will convene the 2nd virtual session of the annual meetings – the 14th CPHD meeting on 30th and 31st August 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID 19 global pandemic the CPHD adjusted its regional work plan, again, by moving away from its usual annual face to face meeting to the virtual annual meeting.

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