Managing the pathogens threatening St Helena’s biodiversity and food security


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS157

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Saint Helena Research Institute, University of Birmingham, ENRP - Environment, Natural Resources and Planning Directorate
Start Date:
16-09-21
End Date:
31-03-25
Funding:
£265,440.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
St Helena’s endemic trees, insects as well as crops are threatened by unidentified introduced pathogens, or changes to endemic pathogens through climate change. This project will survey and identify pathogens associated with tree death (including nursery stock), declining crop yields and insect populations. Methods developed through CABI’s Plantwise initiative, will build capacity in diagnostics and management across all sectors, supporting growers, conservationists, and foresters. This will prevent further deterioration of the endemic ecosystem and reduce the necessity to import food.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS157 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-11-04 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS157 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-25 00:00:00