In recent years, the global plant health community has been on high alert due to the rapid spread of plant pests and diseases like Fusarium Tropical Race 4 (TR4) that threaten vital crops. Fusarium TR4 can cause banana crop losses [...]
          Join us for the upcoming World Banana Forum webinar on Global Partnerships in the Fight against Fusarium wilt TR4. Thursday, 12 October 15:30 - 18:00 CET. Video recordings of the event will be available soon The purpose of this webinar is to showcase the work [...]
Bananas are one of the most widely consumed local products in the Comoros. During the FAO workshop Strengthening Plant Health Emergency Management in Southern Africa, the representative of Comoros declared that the first case of banana Fusarium wilt (TR4) on Grande [...]
FAO Proactively strengthens the preparedness capacity of eight Eastern African countries to cope with Banana Fusarium wilt (Tropical Race 4) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has taken proactive steps to strengthen the preparedness capacity of eight Eastern African countries to cope with the [...]
Southern African countries are set to benefit from a new initiative aimed at strengthening their capacity to respond to plant health emergencies, including the introduction and spread of transboundary plant diseases. Among the major threats to economic growth and sustainable [...]
Rome, 20 February 2023 – The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela officially informed the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat in late January the presence of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4), a fungus that threatens bananas (Musaceae). Venezuela has since declared [...]
Identification, management strategies and impact assessment FAO, in collaboration with Stellenbosh University, organised a Regional training workshop on banana Fusarium wilt (Foc TR4) in Stellenbosch and Nelspruit, South Africa. Experts from Stellenbosch University, Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT and Instituto de [...]
Join the International Conference on Banana Fusarium Wilt Disease in Africa to be held 30 May , 31 May and 1 June 2022 (13:00- 16:00 Central African Time (GMT +2) REGISTER HERE The virtual conference on banana Fusarium wilt in Africa, jointly [...]
Join us for the upcoming webinar on TR4-Resistant Banana Varieties which will be held on Tuesday, 17 May 15:30-18:00 CEST. This webinar is part of a series of capacity building and awareness raising events organized by the World Banana Forum and its [...]
Join the IPPC Workshop Series: Fusarium TR4: Diagnostic, Surveillance, Inspection and Simulation Exercises which will be held on Thursday, 24 March 2022, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 and Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 11:00 -13:30 (CET) Introduction and spread of this pest should be contained and [...]
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