High-Level Meeting on Red Palm Weevil Management
FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
31 March 2017, Rome--- The Scientific Consultation and High-Level Meeting on Red Palm Weevil focused on containing the pest's spread. Advances in integrated pest control were shared such as the targeted and reduced use of insecticides and bio-pesticides, low-cost, highly-sensitive microphones that can detect larvae feeding inside a tree, pheromone-based traps, drones, remote-sensing, and sniffer dogs. During the high-level session today, government representatives are expected to discuss and adopt a multi-disciplinary and multi-regional strategy that includes effective implementation of cross-border phytosanitary standards.

Opening statement by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.
10min. 12sec.

Statement by Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary-General, CIHEAM (in French).
10min. 01sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Environment/Natural resources, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Pests & diseases
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 12090