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EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1990 Num. article: 1990/04

Regional Fruit Crop Sanitation Program for Near-East

Eight governments of the Mediterranean and Near-East regions (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey) are cooperating for 4 years in a UNDP/FAO project on "Control of Virus·and Virus-like Diseases of Fruit Crops". A regional program will be coordinated to develop national capabilities of production, maintenance and distribution of virus-free fruit crop planting material; to monitor spread of virus diseases and strengthen capabilities of plant quarantine personnel in detection of diseases. The regional coordination centre will be established at INRAT in Tunisia and crop-specific networks will be centred in Egypt (citrus), Turkey (stonefruit) and Tunisia (grapevine).