CGIAR Germplasm Health Units contributing to global phytosanitary systems

CGIAR Germplasm Health Units contributing to global phytosanitary systems

Quarantine and phytosanitary procedures have been established in all countries worldwide to address seed-borne pests spread by screening export and import consignments of germplasm. The CGIAR Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) use a unique multidisciplinary approach to ensure phytosanitary protection for the safe conservation and global movement of germplasm from the 11 CGIAR genebanks and breeding…

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Phytosanitary Awareness Week 2020

Day 1, Monday, 9 November 2020, Global Plenary – Inception Every year, the Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) of CGIAR centers come together to organize “Phytosanitary Awareness Week”. This year, the International Phytosanitary Awareness Week 2020 event was themed “Phytosanitary Safety for Prevention of Transboundary Spread of Pests and Pathogens” and is being held from 9 to 13…

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IITA Director General, Dr Sanginga, inaugurates renovated facilities of Virology and Germplasm Health Units

The Virology and Germplasm Health Units (GHU) kicked off 2019 with renovated research labs. IITA Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, accompanied by members of the management team, Kenton Dashiell and Hilde Koper, inaugurated the upgraded facilities on 14 February. Dr Sanginga congratulated the team and said the new facilities add to the world-class research environment IITA…

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Picture of Lava Kumar giving a presentation during the Phytosanitary Awareness Week in IITA, Ibadan,Nigeria.

GHU highlights the impact of CGIAR on germplasm conservation and distribution

IITA‘s Germplasm Health Unit (GHU)—as part of the CGIAR Genebank Platform—and its stakeholders lead the celebration of Phytosanitary Awareness Week, 23-27 October, at IITA.

Picture of Tonny Omwansa, Director, Research Support; Hilde Koper, Deputy Director General, Corporate Services; and Robert Asiedu, Director, West Africa Hub, and Lava Kumar, Head Germplasm Health Unit, launch GHU Online.

Germplasm Health Unit launches single access point platform

IITA’s Germplasm Health Unit (GHU) commissioned the “GHU Online” platform on 31 July at IITA Ibadan as a comprehensive resource for managing research services and data on germplasm health.