Horizon scanning in plant health: EFSA and ANSES organise first international workshop – www.efsa.europa.eu

11 Apr, 2024

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Participants included representatives from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO), CABI, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the World Health Organization (WHO). They were joined by experts from Africa, India, and New Zealand as well as members from academia. 

During the two-day workshop, participants explored general concepts of horizon scanning and shared their different experiences with it in the context of biological invasions. Tools and methods related to horizon scanning were also discussed. The overall objective of the workshop was to create an international community of experts and risk assessors and to facilitate knowledge sharing and the use of common tools to enhance horizon scanning efforts in plant…

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