Plant Health

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.

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam

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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.

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