Brazil to expand quarantine pest risk analysis
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is assembling a network of scientific experts to expand pest risk analysis in the country. Its plant health department, the SDA, has reportedly agreed to co-operate with the agricultural research corporation, the Embrapa, and educational establishments. They are targeting strengthened protection against the entry into Brazil of quarantined or eradicated pests, an example of the latter being codling moths (Cydia pomonella). The work will be co-ordinated by the SDA. The department is to increase expert staff.