New Pest Risk Analysis Tool to improve biosecurity in international trade of plant commodities

CABI has launched a new product to help facilitate and improve the biosecurity of plants and plant products being traded around the world that are at risk of invasive pests such as the Colorado beetle – a major threat to potato crops.

The Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Tool is an add-on to the Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) – funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) through the Action on Invasives programme – which allows National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) to carry out risk assessments on plant commodity imports.