News and events

Regional TR4 alert emitted by the Regional Animal and Plant Health Organization for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean (OIRSA).
Information on potential Fusarium TR4 outbreaks is available through the "News and Events" section of the TR4 Global Network. Image copyright: FAO AGP Division
Many banana sector players are aware of the threat of the Tropical Race 4 strain of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (TR4) that causes Fusarium wilt in Cavendish bananas. Several other banana cultivars are also susceptible to TR4.
The 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology will be a celebration of the Congress' vision to promote an engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population. Presentations will cover the full range of research topics from genomics to epidemiology, which affect plant health at a local and global scale. ICPP2018 is organized by the American Phytopathological Society.
In its June 2018 report, the High Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security mentions the WBF as an example of multi-stakeholder partnership to improve food security and nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda.