Event Details: WEBINAR 2
Germplasm Health in Preventing Transboundary Spread of Pests and Pathogens
Part of the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series

Date: 17 February 2021
Time: 19:00 – 20:00 +07

Dr. Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary, APAARI, will participate in the upcoming Webinar 2 of the series of four webinars conducted by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The global scope event targets scientists and researchers to identify areas of research and a comprehensive look into current science and opportunities to scale scientific innovations.

Webinar 2 will highlight the importance of germplasm (phytosanitary) health in the prevention of transboundary pest and disease spread, as well as the propagation of clean planting material to be used locally. Experts will discuss the implications of poor germplasm practices on agricultural and food system sustainability, farmer livelihoods, and food and nutrition security. They will also examine how opportunities for greater workplace diversity in germplasm health hubs and gender-responsive programming could drive more inclusive sustainable development. Learn more about the webinar series.