Global push to stop Red Palm Weevil from wiping out palm trees
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29 March 2017, Rome--- One of the world’s most invasive pest species, the Red Palm Weevil, has experts concerned as it continues to spread rapidly across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central America regions. This beetle has caused significant socio-economic impacts on the date palm production sector and the livelihoods of farmers in affected areas. A high-level event will take place from 29-31 March at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome this week.

Shoki Al Dobai, Regional Crop Protection Officer with FAO, tells us more about how experts are dealing with the issue. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
4min. 11sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Environment/Natural resources, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Interview, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 12085