The CGIAR Initiative on Plant Health aims to protect key crops from pest incursions and disease outbreaks, reducing crop losses from pests and diseases using eco-friendly approaches, helping target countries realize their potential in the agricultural sector, and boosting food, feed, nutritional security and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers and consumers.
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Where We Work
While this Initiative is global in its outlook, it will work in the countries below as a priority, from which lessons of global application will be extracted.
- The Philippines
Partnerships are essential to the success of the Plant Health Initiative. The Initiative will engage a wide range of partners supporting demand, innovation, and scaling, including academic, training and research partners; private sector partners; government and other public sector partners; multilateral organizations; foundations; international, regional, national and local NGOs; and public-private partnerships.
The Plant Health Initiative is implemented by several CGIAR Centers together with national, regional and international partners.