Research programme on biological resources in agriculture

Invasive alien species


The highly successful CRP sponsored workshop on “Advancing risk assessment models for invasive alien species in the food chain: contending with climate change, economics and uncertainty” (Tromsø, Norway, July 2012) prompted the theme of the Open Forum Session of the Governing Body meeting of 29 November 2012. Because of international trade, the globe is being opened up to more and more risk from invasive alien species which can put enormous pressure on local biodiversity and ecosystems.

Read the report on the Open forum and access the speakers' presentations:

  • An informed outsider's view, Wayne Martindale, Research Director for MPC Research and Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Food Innovation, Sheffield Hallam University, UK


Read also the OECD Insights blog "OECD fights alien invaders" by Patrick Love.


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