2nd EPPO Workshop on Pest Risk Analysis
The Second Workshop on PRA was organized in Budapest at the kind invitation of the Hungarian NPPO. It was attended by participants from 17 EPPO member countries and one representative from Canada and New Zealand (Download a list of participants - pdf). Presentations were given on the following topics:
The presentations of the Workshop can be viewed on this page (see below).
EPPO Standards on PRA have been adopted in 1997 (PM 5/3 Pest risk assessment for Quarantine Pests) and 2000 (PM 5/4 Pest risk management). After the adoption of ISPM 11 on Pest Risk Analysis for Quarantine Pests and its Supplement on Environmental risks, a revision process of the EPPO Standard has been initiated and a revised version of the scheme was presented at the Workshop. This revised version was used during a practical exercice conducted in sub groups on three organisms: Ceroplastes ceriferus, Phytophthora lateralis and Solidago nemoralis.
Main conclusions and recommendations from this Workshop:
Pest Risk Analysis standards
A. Klay (CH): International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures on Pest Risk Analysis
F. Petter (EPPO): PRA: EPPO Standards
Organization for performing PRA
C. Sansford (GB): Organisation of PRA at the UK and international level
Z. Dancshazy (HU): Hungarian plans for organising PRA
L. Dumouchel (CA): Plant Health Risk Assessment in Canada
L. Zhu (NZ): Pest risk analysis in New Zealand
F. Petter (EPPO): Regional cooperation in PRA
Environmental risk in PRA
G. Schrader (DE): PRA for invasive alien plants, challenges and perspectives