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Virus Diseases and Crop Biosecurity

  • Ian Cooper
  • Thomas Kühne
  • Valery P. Polishchuk

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Mariano Cambra, Edson Bertolini, Antonio Olmos, Nieves Capote
    Pages 81-88
  3. Valery P. Polishchuk, Oleksiy V. Shevchenko, Irene G. Budzanivska, Tetyana P. Shevchenko
    Pages 121-132
  4. Ivan S. Shcherbatenko, Lubov T. Oleshchenko
    Pages 133-143
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-148

About these proceedings

Introduction

Biosecurity roughly means “safe life” and involves a variety of measures designed to prevent disease – causing agents from entering a region and there being spread. Food supplies are easy to disrupt and the provision of biosecurity at la- land borders is especially challenging if trade is to be maintained and when very few travellers are subjected to thorough inspection. WithinthecontextoftheNATOsponsoredworkshopthatwasheldinKiev, Ukraine during May 4–7, 2005, the pathogens were viruses that infect plants and the region encompassed developing states on the verge of acceding into the European Union. In publishing the papers presented at the workshop, we take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including particularly the NATO Science committee and also the contributors for making the discussions - tertaining and bene?cial. Under United Nations FAO auspices, the International Plant Protection Convention aimed to secure common and effective activities against pests and pathogens. Now, most countries party to that convention have laws and regulations in place to sustain agricultural production under natural threat. National plant protection services exist to inspect growing crops and imp- tations and to determine when and how introduced pathogens might be era- cated. The member states of the European Union, through their national [and also the regional plant protection service (The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation)], advise national governments and develops speci?c protocols (identi?cation, containment and eradication) that aim at managing pests and pathogens in ways that have minimal impact on trade.

Keywords

ETA Environmental NATO RAF Science Security Sub-Series C Terrorist bioterrorism terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Cooper
    • 1
  • Thomas Kühne
    • 2
  • Valery P. Polishchuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Natural Environment Research CouncilCentre for Ecology and HydrologyOxfordU.K.
  2. 2.Institute of Resistance Research and Pathogen DiagnosticsFederal Centre for Breeding Research on Cultivated PlantsAscherslebenGermany
  3. 3.Taras Shevchenko’ Kyiv National UniversityUkraine

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