Workshop on Systems Approach for Management of Fruits Flies on Mango from 19-23 June in Mumbai

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Workshop on Systems Approach for Management of Fruits Flies on Mango jointly being organized by Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine, DA&FW, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, and the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC-FAO) from 19-23 June at Mumbai.
Workshop on Systems Approach for Management of Fruits Flies on Mango jointly being organized by Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine, DA&FW, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, and the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC-FAO) from 19-23 June at Mumbai.
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Workshop on Systems Approach for Management of Fruits Flies on Mango jointly being organized by Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine, DA&FW, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, and the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC-FAO) from 19-23 June at Mumbai.

By PIB Delhi

The Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission unanimously elected India as chair of the Standing Committee on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the biennium 2023-24 during the 32nd Session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in Bangkok during November 2022. Accordingly, the APPPC Workshop on Systems Approach for the management of fruit flies on mango has been scheduled from 19-23 June 2023 at Hotel Fortune Select Exotica, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

The Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, GOI, Sushri Shobha Karandlaje inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Shri Ashish Kumar Shrivastav, Joint Secretary (PP), Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Dr. YubakDhoj G.C., Executive Secretary, APPPC Secretariat, Dr. S.N. Sushil, Director, ICAR-NBAIR, MoA&FW and Dr. J.P. Singh, PPA, DPPQS. In the inaugural speech, Minister, Sushri Shobha Karandlaje emphasized the production of pest free as well as residue-free fruits and vegetables for getting market worldwide so that farmer’s income can be increased. She wished the benefit of the Workshop will be spread the India’s motto of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. She further linked the agricultural export/trade, measures to be taken, and the need to strengthen the working together for export promotion.

Shri Ashish Kumar Shrivastava, Joint Secretary (PP) has briefed on the International Plant Protection Convention(IPPC), APPPC, and their role in Phytosanitary mitigation for safe transboundary movement of commodities. He shared his experiences with the implementation of a Systems Approach for mango in India. In this aspect, he further emphasized on development of a Systems approach for all the important Agricultural commodities by farm registration/ orchard registration with the State Agriculture Department, application of Integrated Pest Management at the farmer level, regular monitoring of pests, and timely management of pest so that even smaller farmer and marginal farmer can also produce export quality produce and stringent treatment can be avoided. Dr. S.N Sushil, Director, ICAR-NBAIR has briefed the successful implementation of the Systems approach in India in line with the International Standard for Phytosanitary measures, especially recalling the Internationally recognized Systems approach of  Grapenet.

Dr. J.P. Singh, Plant Protection Adviser, DPPQ&S& Chairman, APPPC IPM Standing Committee, in his welcome address, shared the journey of Systems Approach implementation in India through farmers registration, adoption of Good Agricultural Practices by the farmers, pest monitoring, processing attack house and phytosanitary treatment for pest free global trade. Dr. YubakDhoj, Executive Secretary, APPPC secretariat, said that this capacity development programme will provide the practical measure for managing fruit flies during the transboundary movement of agriproducts at the international level. Shri Tarun Bajaj, Director, of APEDA, explains the role of APEDA in the Export of Agriculture commodities India has exported around 60 million dollars of Fresh Mango.

The participants from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Bhutan attended the workshop physically, and the remaining countries attended virtually. Also, the officers from DPPQS, Faridabad, APEDA, MSAMB, and Officers from the State Horticulture Department of Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh participated in the workshop. During the 05 days workshop, the deliberations on the Systems approach for the management of Fruit flies in Mango, a review of all relevant ISPMs, Pre-harvest Integrated Plant Health Management for mango pests, and NPPO case studies will be discussed and a visit to the treatment facility &mango orchard will also be done in the said workshop.

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