Vol. 61 No. 3 (2022): including the "60th MPU Anniversary Special Section"
60th MPU Anniversary Special Section - Current topics

Plant Health research collaboration in the Mediterranean region: case studies on citrus tristeza virus, tomato brown rugose fruit virus and Xylella fastidiosa

Baldissera GIOVANI
Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding
Anne-Laure BOUTIGNY
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Khaled DJELOUAH
International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari
Adrian FOX
Fera Science Limited
Anna Maria D’ONGHIA
International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari
Published January 13, 2023
Keywords
  • Research coordination,
  • international collaboration,
  • science diplomacy
How to Cite
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B. GIOVANI, A.-L. BOUTIGNY, K. DJELOUAH, A. FOX, and A. M. D’ONGHIA, “Plant Health research collaboration in the Mediterranean region: case studies on citrus tristeza virus, tomato brown rugose fruit virus and Xylella fastidiosa”, Phytopathol. Mediterr., vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 525-530, Jan. 2023.

Abstract

Strengthening Plant Health research is a major challenge for Mediterranean countries. The diversity and fragmentation of the research landscape in this region have weakened the impacts of national efforts. Mediterranean countries can benefit from coordination of research activities to increase efficiency and impacts. The initiative ‘Plant health research priorities for the Mediterranean region’, led by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM Bari)1 and the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding2 can promote convergence of national programmes and optimize the use of the scarce funding available to plant health, thus strengthening international cooperation and increasing the excellence and relevance of research.

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