Plant protection news – Post date: June 2nd, 2020


New digital plant protection training

Training on integrated fruit fly management for plant protection officers and technical managers from The Gambia has just begun. Twenty-seven participants are joining in the training, with a first meeting on 2 June, and the course continuing until 19 June.

Group training for Cameroonian phytosanitary agents was initially planned to take place in Yaoundé at the end of March. However, following the containment measures put in place and to ensure the safety of all those participating, the training has been adapted into a digital course. The training, which started this week, aims to strengthen capacities in the management of fruit flies on mangoes. The course covers setting up integrated management measures for fruit fly control, and the inspection of operators in the mango sector in Cameroon, in order to guarantee the export of fruit free of quarantine pests, and specifically of mangoes free of fruit flies. The course is provided through COLEACP’s Fit For Market SPS programme.

A training course on pineapple production technical itineraries has just been launched for members of the Federation of Planters of the Fruit Sector of Lower Guinea (FEPAF-BG). Sixteen participants in Guinea will receive training on pineapple production, with a focus on organic agriculture. The course is running from 2 to 15 June.

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