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Report - FAO Conference on Fusarium TR4 - Capacity Building and Awareness Raising in Response to the Threat of Fusarium Wilt of Banana, Tropical Race 4

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    Report: FAO Conference on Fusarium TR4 - Capacity Building and Awareness Raising in Response to the Threat of Fusarium Wilt of Banana, Tropical Race 4
    Day 1 - Current Context, Impact and Risk Communication
    2021
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    Various FAO divisions collaborated to organize a series of webinars focused on capacity development and awareness raising on various topics related to Fusarium wilt of Musaceae, Tropical Race 4 (TR4). The webinar series aimed technical teams from national and regional plant protection organizations (NPPO and RPPO), private sector companies, corporations and associations of banana producers and exporters from Latin America and the Caribbean and other geographical areas. Academics and scientists from different universities and regional and international research centers linked to banana production also participated. The conference focused on providing an overview of the context and impact of the disease in Latin America, including updates on biosecurity measures, surveillance and TR4 management, covering the possibilities of using mobile applications and remote sensing technologies, advances in biological control, obtaining promising clones and procedures for the introduction of Musaceae plant materials safely. The first session focused on the current context of the disease in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting challenges, economic impact, and opportunities for collaboration.
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    Report - FAO Conference on Fusarium TR4 - Capacity Building and Awareness Raising in Response to the Threat of Fusarium Wilt of Banana, Tropical Race 4
    Day 3 - "Management alternatives: agricultural practices, promising clones and procedures for their introduction"
    2021
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    Preventing the spread and introduction of Banana Fusarium Tropical race 4 (TR4)
    TR4 Global Network - An initiative of the World Banana Forum
    2020
    Preventing the spread and introduction of Banana Fusarium Tropical race 4 (TR4) disease is a summary of a more extensive guide for travellers, targeting occasional and regular travellers to or from banana and plantain production areas. The quick guide aims to raise awareness and provide direction on preventing the spread of the highly virulent pathogen known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4. The document opens with a brief historical background on the banana fusarium wilt disease that have affected banana and plantain plants over several decades. Today, TR4 threatens almost all banana and plantain producers, posing the greatest risks to countries producing Cavendish bananas in monoculture plantations in Asia, Australia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Once established in a banana or plantain plantation, the fungus can survive in the soil and in alternative host plants for decades. Finally, the quick guide offers recommendations: for regular and occasional travellers and local or international visitors; for farmers, professionals, technicians and employees visiting disease-free banana and plantain farms in areas where TR4 infestation has been recorded; and additional recommendations for visiting farms infested with TR4 for obligatory and work-related reasons.

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