WEBINAR 2: Germplasm health in preventing transboundary spread of pests and pathogens
Highlight the importance of germplasm health in the prevention of transboundary pest and disease spread, as well as the generation of clean planting material undertaken locally. It will also examine the implications of the introduction of novel pests and diseases through poor germplasm practices for the sustainability of agriculture and food systems, farmers’ livelihood, consumers, and food and nutrition security.
17 February 2021 | 12:00 GMT | Zoom
The COVID-19 outbreak is causing immense challenges around the world, and is threatening to create significant disruptions in food and nutrition security for billions of people, especially the world’s poorest.
The International Rice Research Institute is in solidarity with the global community as we utilize our expertise and resources to address the myriad challenges brought about by the pandemic. Collaborating with countries, partners, and OneCGIAR, IRRI is committed to working towards ensuring food and nutrition security through rice-based agri-food systems during this crisis.