Technical guidelines for the safe movement of cacao germplasm

(Revised from the FAO/IPGRI Technical Guidelines No. 20)

The previous version of the Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm was co-published by Bioversity and FAO in 2000 (E.A. Frison, M. Diekman and D. Nowell, 2000). Since then, changes have occurred in the level of risk posed by known pests and diseases and our knowledge of some pests and diseases has increased.
In the light of these changes, an expert group reviewed quarantine procedures for cacao genetic resources. The group considered the current pest and disease threats and quarantine procedures associated with germplasm transfer. This resulted in a revised version of the Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm. The new guidelines (edited by M.J. End, A.J. Daymond and P. Hadley, 2010) describe procedures to minimize risks of pest introductions with germplasm movement and have been expanded to include a broader range of pests and diseases of cacao, each section being updated or written by experts within the field. They highlight the need for complete information concerning phytosanitary status of plant germplasm and the pest risk analysis information on which management options are appropriate.
The guidelines are divided into two parts: 1) General and technical recommendations on safe procedures to move cacao germplasm via intermediate quarantine when appropriate 2) Pests of phytosanitary concern for international or regional movement. There are sections on intermediate and regional quarantine centres and risks associated with movement of different plant parts. Summary tables are provided of the pests and diseases associated with particular geographical regions and the level of risk presented.

Category: Technical guidelines/Technical bulletins

Author: End, M.J.; Daymond, A.J.; Hadley, P.

Corporate Author: Global Cacao Genetic Resources Network (CacaoNet); Bioversity International, Rome (Italy)

Pages: 78 p.

Publication Year: 2010

Publication Format: PDF

ISBN-13: 978-92-9043-871-7

Language: EN

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