Rust Never Sleeps Final wrap up and way forward
Did we achieve our goals? • Bring together scientific expertise on coffee rust to work with national institutions and key value chain segments to determine the strategies and best practices in preventing and controlling future rust epidemics in the short, medium and long terms. 2. Understand the socio-economic implications of the current rust epidemic and devise coordinated strategies for mitigating negative economic impacts and supporting coffee-dependent communities to cope and recover.
Emergency Summit = Emergency Actions • Central Clearing and Support Unit • What are the main actions to develop for medium and long term plans • What can we do to decrease rust incidence in 2013/4
Main Issue • Central Clearing and Support Unit needs to be determined • Financial and administrative coordination • Proposal development and coordination • M&E • Sub-grant management
Low hanging fruit in medium and long term • Development of coffee monitoring system • TA and loan package for ramping up planting material • Pre-breeding program • Coordination Unit for information and data services • Rust Resistance genetic research: increasing resistance strength • Wild population research in coffee species and H. vastatrix • Other?
Immediate Emergency Actions • Funding for immediate rust control efforts: • Country by country funding • Best practices recommendations coordinated by Promecafe • Extension services coordinated by national bodies • Sources of Funding • Donor agencies • Governments • Private Sector • How Trade Can Make Highest Impact • Long term purchase commitments • Viable pricing structure • Ongoing awareness building for trade and consumers • Engagement with donor agencies, demonstrated commercial commitments