Strengthening regional pest surveillance, monitoring on banana farms in the Andean Community

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Strengthening regional pest surveillance, monitoring on banana farms in the Andean Community

The overall goal of this project is to strengthen the regional pest surveillance and monitoring capacities of four Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) in banana production, as well as to support producers and health authorities in early decision- making against pest outbreaks or incursions. Colombia and Ecuador are two of the largest banana exporters in the world. Specifically, the project will establish a regional Phytosanitary Intelligence Centre, which will initially focus on the surveillance, monitoring and control of Fusarium Foc R4T, a pest of regional concern not only in terms of health and trade facilitation but also in terms of food security and job losses, and will then be extended to other pests of high regional interest and economic impact, according to the requirements of the beneficiary countries.

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Reference Number 
STDF/PG/838
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
2,643,852
STDF Contribution (US$)  
1,000,000
Beneficiaries 
Bolivia
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Implementing Entities 
General Secretariat of the Andean Community (SGCAN)
Partners 
1) Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA)
2) Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (SENASAG)
Bolivia
3) Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA)
Colombia
4) Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoosanitario (AGROCALIDAD)
Ecuador
5) Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria del Peru (SENASA)
Peru.