Threats by native and non-native pests and pathogens targeting trees is a growing continental crisis. These biotic threats can jeopardize food security, frustrate conservation efforts and drive biodiversity loss thus, crippling the benefits harness from trees. CIFOR-ICRAF recognizing the risks of transboundary spread during germplasm exchange and impact of bio invasion impacting tree-based technologies, led to establishment of tree health unit in 2021. The unit patch up pathways of pests and pathogens introduction and devise intervention measures to protect tree health.
This is achieved through.