This project will develop and strengthen capacities in taxonomic knowledge to identify and manage quarantine risks associated with agriculture commodities and to accurately diagnose pests and diseases among the ASEAN Member States (AMS).
The project is funded by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) through the ASEAN Secretariat for 2 years from 1st May 2015 to 30th April 2017.
"Due to several technical reasons, especially the availability of our Japanese resource persons, the project, with the approval from the JAIF Management Team and ASEAN Secretariat, has been extended twice, i.e. from 30th April 2017 to 30th June 2018 and from 1st July 2018 to 31st March 2019"
Activity 1: Training and Capacity Building
Attachment program for at least 3 participants from ASEAN countries to research institutes in Japan in plant viruses, aphids and leaf miners
Activity 2: Networking and Institutionalization
A website hosting an expert register (from ASEAN + 3 nations and from elsewhere in the world), information on major pests & diseases of potential crops in the ASEAN + 3 nations, diagnostic resources and tools and e-applications for diagnostic services
Promotional materials, e.g. flyers, posters, data-sheets, stickers, and other marketing and promotional assets
Activity 3: Management and Coordination