Integrated Pest Management: 2nd meeting of regional Caribbean network
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CTA. 1998. Integrated Pest Management: 2nd meeting of regional Caribbean network. Spore 77. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Integrated Pest Management: 2nd meeting of regional Caribbean network 4-6 February 1998, in Kingston
The Integrated Pest Management Network is one of the collaborative programmes among the nations of the Caribbean and one of the important activities of PROCICARIBE (the Caribbean Agricultural Science and Technology System). I therefore speak in the context of regional integration and in recognition of the need for us as small nation states, to join forces together in fighting the threat from existing and new exotic pests and diseases in the Caribbean.' With these opening words, the Honourable Dr Fenton Ferguson, Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica, emphasized the importance of the IPM regional network meeting, held from 4-6 February in Kingston. There were 45 participants representing the wider Caribbean, the US-based IPM CRSP Program, CARINET, CAB International, ISNAR, CIMMYT, FAO, USDA-Aphis, CARDI, UWI, IICA and CARICOM. The meeting was financially supported by CTA, in recognition of the importance of the topic and the adoption of the regional approach. The meeting had three principal outcomes: ? the appointment of a regional coordinator was recommended; ? election of the network's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC); ? broad guidelines of the work programme were agreed. Each country in the network will have a national IPM Coordinator, who will meet with public and private IPM players in their National Agriculture Research Systems (NARS), to set up national work programmmes. These will form the basis of the regional IPM work programme. Contact: Dr Samsundar Parasram, Executive Director, PROCICARIBE, c/o CARDI University Campus, St Augustine Trinidad West Indies. Fax: +1 868 645 1208 Email: email@example.com http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore77