Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases Capacity-Building Project - Asia Pacific Region
The ASEAN FAW Action Plan (hosted by CSIRO) is undertaking a project for the FAO Regional Asia-Pacific Office (FAO-RAP) to understand the status and needs for trainer-of-trainer (ToT) and farmer training on FAW management, develop some key training and communication materials, as well as identify 1-3 other priority plant pests and diseases for further focus.
Project completion date: April 2023
This page is designed to update stakeholders on opportunities to provide feedback and participate in events.
Healthy foundations for FAW-resilient maize crops
24 November 2022
FAW training for Farmer Field School - Experiences across Asia-Pacific and the world
15 March 2023
Time: 1pm (Singapore/GMT+8)
Best practice FAW Training of Trainers (ToT)
24 November 2022
Management of citrus diseases and pests in Asia-Pacific
13 April 2023
Time: 3pm (Singapore/GMT+8)
Webinar 1 explores the critical actions smallholder farmers need to do to best prepare for a healthy and more resilient maize crop at the start of the maize season. Factors such as soil pH, fertiliser use, choice of seeds, and planting practices will be discussed in detail.
Webinar 2 draws on experience from across the world, including Asia-Pacific, in running FAW Trainer of Trainer (ToT) courses to share 6 key tips for developing and implementing ToT training courses.
Webinar 3 draws on experience from across the world, including Asia-Pacific, in running FAW Farmer Field School (FFS) to share a range of learnings and resources for those interested in developing and implementing FFS training courses. Progress of FFS from across the Asia-Pacific region on implementing FFS and ToT programmes for FAW management will be shared.
Webinars 4 & 5 investigate the citrus greening (HLB) disease and different approaches to its management before discussing different management case studies.
Video: Ecological Management of FAW in Asia's Farming Systems
Dr Timothy Krupnik from CIMMYT/CGIAR provides a comprehensive presentation on the Ecological Management of Fall Armyworm in Asia's Farming Systems covering Invasion Biology, Ecological Management, and looking across Crop, Field and Landscape Scale management before discussing the toolbox farmers might need.
6 Best Practices for Running Effective Trainer of Trainer Courses on FAW Control
Top tips for successful ToT courses that were shared and discussed in Webinar 1 by Dr Shachi Gurumayum and Dr Joe Huesing as well as other speakers and participants in the audience.
Selection of the Trainer (who trains other trainers)
Selection of Participants (those you are training to become trainers.
Other plant pests and diseases in the Asia Pacific region
Take part in this very quick fun survey to tell us what the next plant pest and disease we should be focusing on should be: https://sprw.io/stt-eFvzQzbKqTj3Woi7xfY1SX
Video: Farmer Field School Implementation for FAW Control - Experience Shared by the Philippines.
Video: Farmer Training and Programmes for FAW Control - Experience Shared by CIMMYT in Bangladesh.
Citrus Greening - Huanglongbing (HLB)
Citrus greening or Huanglongbing disease was featured in webinars 4 & 5 of our series on the management of transboundary plant pests and diseases. Experts from across the Asia Pacific and the Caribbean shared their expertise in this introductory session.
An Introduction to Huanglongbing (HLB) or Citrus Greening Disease
Dr Cherie Gambley introduces Huanglongbing disease on citrus including the symptoms, the disease cycle and management as well as new research avenues.
An Introduction to the Vectors of Huanglongbing (HLB) or Citrus Greening Disease and Monitoring
Mr Luke Halling, a Biosecurity and Entomology consultant shares his knowledge on how to monitor and manage the HLB and what vectors cause the HLB disease including the transmission process.
Management of Huanglongbing to Safeguard the Future of the Citrus Industry in Australia, China, and Indonesia: Introduction to the ACIAR Project
Jessica Lye, from Citrus Australia, introduces the current research project on Australian collaboration with Indonesia and China on the preparedness and management of Huanglongbing disease. The project focus includes work on HLB-tolerant rootstock, high-density planting, intercropping, ACP trapping, ACP repellent, and extension resources.
A Case Study: Management of HLB disease in Indonesia
Dr Siti Subandiyah, Professor from the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) shares research on HLB monitoring and management in Indonesia.
Papua New Guinea: 20 years of HLB and ACP surveillance
Dr Richard Davis, a plant pathologist from Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) shares an HLB case study from Papua New Guinea sharing HLB disease management efforts over the last 20 years.
Building the capacity in the Caribbean to monitor and manage Citrus Greening Disease and its vector
Mr Naitram (Bob) Ramnanan, Regional Representative and IAS Coordinator for the CABI Caribbean and Central America office shares the key elements of the strategies to manage and monitor Citrus Greening Disease and its vector in the Caribbean. He also explains the importance of partnerships with countries such as Brazil, which has significant and successful experience in HLB disease management.
Citrus Greening/Huanglongbing Resources
A summary of resources from around the region including manuals, reports, and research can be downloaded here.
If you have any information or ideas on training farmers on FAW management or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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