Dear NAPPO stakeholders,
As in years past, this webpage brings together all the presentations delivered as part of the 44th NAPPO Annual Meeting. The difference this year is that you can hear each speaker delivering their presentation! Please feel free to download any presentation.
Our virtual meeting platform in 2021 also made it possible to collect and analyze some data related to the Annual Meeting. We have added some graphs summarizing these data, for your information. We sincerely hope these materials are useful to you.
NAPPO 44 virtually hosted plant health specialists from 30+ countries representing numerous National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and other Federal level, State, and Provincial government agencies, Regional and International Plant Protection Organizations, and Universities and Research Institutions. The meeting also brought together a very large and diverse group of industry stakeholders representing important commodity sectors in the NAPPO space – from horticulture to seeds to fruits and vegetables to wood products to commercially available biological control agents, among others.
The NAPPO member country reports provided a status update on the plant health challenges and opportunities that are front-and-center in our region. The presentations during the Knowledge Topic on Emerging Issues and Pests of Concern to our Region highlighted the phytosanitary challenges that are before us – climate change, succession planning, diminishing resources, numerous emerging pests – and got us thinking about new opportunities and ways to collaborate. The presentations that were part of the Seminar on Systems Approaches also provided “food for thought” for us to develop future “clever” risk management designs for dealing with plant health issues in the face of diminishing risk management tools in our toolbox.
We hoped you enjoyed listening to the progress reports from all the NAPPO Expert Groups. The phytosanitary experts from industry, government and academia that form our Expert Groups are the machinery that keep our projects moving forward - on time and with excellence! Kudos to all of them for a job well done!