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Presentation to the Project Management Committee of the Centre of Excellence in Phytosanitary activities for Africa

Presentation to the Project Management Committee of the Centre of Excellence in Phytosanitary activities for Africa



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    • Scientific and Technical Information needed for Pest Risk Analysis Presentation to the PMC of COPE July 2010, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Presentation Outline
      • Background and Rationale
      • Stakeholder c consultation
      • Outcome of consultation:
        • Current sources of information
        • Priority information requirements:
          • Subscription resources
          • Other useful resources
        • Recommendations
    • Background and Rationale
      • COPE was established to provide capacity-building services to enable prevent introduction and spread of plant pests and to meet the Phytosanitary requirements of international trade
      • Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) is a very important component of COPE
      • Reliable scientific and technical information a pre-requisite for good PRA
      • Need to understand information needs of COPE stakeholders
      • And identify information resources to meet these needs
    • Consultation Process
      • Consultations held with staff responsible for PRA under COPE & Information service providers:
        • KEPHIS Plant Inspectors – interact with partners in the region
        • Regional PRA Working Group (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Seychelles, Zambia)
        • Information Providers:
          • Academic and research libraries (Kenya);
          • Global providers e.g. CABI, APS;
          • Web resources
    • Consultation Outcome: Current Sources of Information
        • Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) – first reference material
        • Academic and Research Institution libraries
        • Internet - restricted access/require subscriptions
        • Personal Networks (local & abroad)
        • G rowers/Farmers – pests/disease occurrence
        • Extension Officers – Pest occurrence
        • The East African Pest Information Management System (PIMS) – still new, limited information
    • Consultation Outcome: Challenges to accessing information
          • Inadequate sources of current information
          • lack of budgets for acquisition of information
          • Lack of some types of information e.g. Pest distribution maps, country pest lists, lists subject matter specialists
          • Some information sources not trusted
          • Poor access to local information e.g. local journals
          • Restricted access to some websites
    • Consultation Outcome: Challenges…
          • Scattered sources of information – time spent in searching for information
          • Lack of current information in many institutions
          • No agricultural libraries - Seychelles and Mozambique
          • Very few experts in some fields such as nematology and virology
          • Slow/unreliable access to the internet sources - some countries
          • Inadequate collaboration among institutions (research centres, universities, extension)
    • Consultation Outcome: Priority information requirements
          • Subscriptions:
          • Crop Protection Compendium
          • AGORA ]
            • Incl. several journals incl.
            • Plant Pathology (Blackwell Publishing)
            • Postharvest Biology and Technology (Elsevier)
            • Plant Health Progress (Plant Management Network)
          • Pests Identification keys - CPC, internet and other sources
    • Consultation Outcome: Priority information requirements
          • Journals
            • Plant Disease [ ]
            • Phytopathology []
            • Reference books
          • Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases [ ]
          • Distribution Maps of Plant Pests [
    • Other useful resources
          • Discussion lists
          • PHRA-L - International Plant Health Risk Assessment (PHRA) Network. Discusses risk assessments and analyses
          • EPPO Electronic Documentation Service
          • NAPPO
          • A Phytosanitary Alert System  
          • Aliens-L
            • ( dedicated to invasive species that threaten biodiversity)
    • Libraries and resource Centres (Kenya)
      • World Agroforestry Centre Library -
            • Library holdings – http://intranet/dbtw-wpd/webquery.asp
            •   Publications Database – http://intranet/Library/index.asp
            • Numerous international sources > 100 relevant journals
          • ICIPE Library – various local & intl. journals; Pest database
          • National Museums of Kenya (NMK) -
          • KARI
          • KEFRI
          • KJAUT
          • Common resources (Open Access):
            • Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
            • Access to Online Agricultural Research (AGORA)
            • And others…
          • Institutions building repositories  KAINet
    • Recommendations: promote, access & sharing of information
      • COPE Secretariat should support:
      • Building of country pest lists, lists of experts
      • Collaborative subscriptions – priority list agreed
      • Access through COPE website – links to relevant sources
      • COPE events e.g. training of partners
      • Maintain regional information resource/ create awareness
      • COPE Partners should:
      • Explore & use Open Access sources
      • Participate in discussion lists
      • Forge collaborative information-sharing among institutions
      • Build institutional repositories (local info.)
      • Promote awareness of relevant info. (local/global)
    • THANK YOU.