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The grand challenge of food security - general lessons from a comprehensive approach to protecting stored grain from insect pests in Australia and India

Walter, G.H. and Chandrasekaran, S. and Collins, P.J. and Jagadeesan, R. and Mohankumar, S. and Alagusundaram, K. and Ebert, P.R. and Daglish, G.J. and Nayak, M.K. and Mohan, S. and Srivastava, Chitra and Chadda, I.C. and Rajagopal, A. and Reid, R. and Subramanian, S. (2016) The grand challenge of food security - general lessons from a comprehensive approach to protecting stored grain from insect pests in Australia and India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 78 (specia). pp. 7-16. ISSN 0367-8288

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.5958/0974-8172.2016.00020.1

Abstract

We outline a philosophical approach to Grand Challenge projects, with particular reference to our experience in our food security project involving the protection of stored grain from insect attack in two countries on different continents. A key consideration throughout has been the management of resistance in these pests to the valuable fumigant phosphine. Emphasis is given to the chain of research issues that required solution and the assembly of a well-integrated team, overlapping in skills for effective communication, in each country to solve the problems identified along that chain. A crucial aspect to maintaining direction is the inclusion of key end users in all deliberations, as well as the establishment and maintenance of effective outlets for the dissemination of practical recommendations. We finish with a summary of our achievements with respect to our approach to this food security Grand Challenge.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Stored-grain, insect pests, insect movement, phosphine resistance, grain supply chain, pest management, resistance management, research issues, strategies, achievements, recommendations.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Deposited On:30 May 2016 05:37
Last Modified:15 Aug 2016 22:59

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