Training on Screening, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Important Pests of Introduced Varieties of Sugarcane

Project Title:
Training on Screening, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Important Pests of Introduced Varieties of Sugarcane

Host Country:
Philippines

Year:
May, 2018 (Completed)
Implementing Agency:
Bureau of Plant Industry (Philippines)
Beneficiary:
Eighteen (18) technical officers from 9 countries were trained on pathogen detection, diagnosis, and treatment of sugarcane diseases and insect pests.
Budget: USD 122,595
Brief History of the Project:
• With the confirmation of the movement of sugarcane planting materials in and out of the country, the protocol is of importance for the ASEAN member countries and China to prevent the entry or further spread of economically important diseases of sugarcane in the region. However, some countries lack the necessary laboratory equipment, post-entry facility and site, and having difficulty in the procurement the needed chemicals to conduct the required analyses therefore, the Philippines recommends for the establishment and capacity building of laboratories in those countries

Project’s achievements / Outcomes:
• The project contributes to the following characteristics and elements of the ASEAN Community blueprints:
a. A Highly Integrated and Cohesive Economy (Trade in Goods)
b. A Competitive, Innovative and Dynamic ASEAN ( Effective, Efficient, Coherent and Responsive Regulations, and  Good Regulatory Practice)
c. Enhanced Connectivity and Sectoral Cooperation ( Food, Agriculture and Forestry)