EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/129

Symposium on the management of fruit flies in Near East countries (Hammamet, TN, 2012-11-06/08)

A Symposium on the management of fruit flies in the Near East (including North Africa) will be organized jointly by FAO, FAO-IAEA, NEPPO, IOBC North Africa Commission, NPPO of Tunisia, and the Tunisian Association of Plant Protection in Hammamet, Tunisia from the 6th to 8th of November 2012. The official languages of the Symposium will be English and French (registration fee: 50 EUR).

The following themes will be addressed:
  • Brief background, history and geographical distribution of fruit flies;
  • Biology, ecology, life cycle, host preferences and nature of damage caused by fruit flies
  • Detection and phytosanitary measures (pathways)
  • Management strategies
- Surveillance
- Management by semiochemicals (mass trapping, bait stations)
- Sanitation (good agricultural practices)
- Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)
- Male Annihilation Technique (MAT)
- Chemical control (present status of available active substances)
  • Response to outbreaks
  • Problems outside the Near East region, especially in Africa, Asia and Southern Europe
  • Round table: recommended Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies.

FAO, Agriculture Officer- IPM
Plant Production ; Protection Division (AGP), Room C-708, Ext. 56678, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06 5705 6678 - Mob: (+39) 3289645627 - Fax: (+39) 06 5705 4819

Prof. Bouzid NASRAOUI
Director General of the Protection and the Control of the Agricultural Product Quality (Ministry of Agriculture, Tunisia)
DG / Protection et Contrôle de la Qualité des Produits Agricoles, 30 rue Alain Savary, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: (+216) 71 788;979 - Mob: (+216) 98 29 29 17 - Fax: (+216) 71 784 419


EPPO Secretariat (2012-06).