Protecting Food Security in SE Asian Countries by Developing Early-Warning and Ready-Response Systems for Invasive Weed Incursions

9-10 April, 2019, National Institute of Plant Health Management, Hyderabad, India

Invasive weed incursions can have devastating economic costs and threaten food security and the livelihoods of farmers. SE Asian countries are vulnerable to weed incursions but lack systematic methods for preparing for these. We want to fix this problem by developing early-warning and ready-response systems for weed incursions.

This workshop was funded by a GCRF Networking Grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences, and supported by the National Institute of Plant Health Management, the University of Stirling, and the University of Strathclyde. A multi-disciplinary group of scientists and policy-makers from the UK, India and Bhutan, spent two days exchanging knowledge, exploring problems, brainstorming about solutions, and making new friends.

To learn more, contact Dr Savitri Maharaj, University of Stirling