Ceratitis Capitata: Monitoring the Mediterranean Fruit Fly in Bolivia

Mediterranean fruit fly or medflyBogotá, December 2012.
As part of the “Mediterranean Fruit Fly National Plan (PNMF) developed by the ICA, the Institute, with Resolution 5337 of 2012, announced that thirteen municipalities of Antioquia have been declared areas of low prevalence of Mediterranean fruit fly, or medfly for short (Ceratitis capitata).

One of the goals that characterizes the “Mediterranean Fruit Fly National Plan“, is to identify areas of low prevalence PNMF to improve their health condition, to promote fruit production in Colombia together with the establishment of appropriate measures for the protection of those areas.

The ICA issued the decision in response to a monitoring system that affected the period between February 2011 and September 2012.
As a result of this monitoring, it has been reported the no presence of the parasite in these communities, thus enabling the declaration in accordance with the parameters set by the International Standard on Phytosanitary Measures ISPM relation to the identification of areas of low prevalence.

To maintain the status of these areas, the ICA, through the coordination of the “Mediterranean Fruit Fly National Plan” and the Technical Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance systems, monitor compliance with the conditions that allowed the declaration of a state of low prevalence of the Wiedemann Ceratitis Capitata.

For more information: Ceratitis Capitata: The Mediterranean Fruit Fly in Bolivia.

From Wikipedia
Ceratitis capitata, the Mediterranean fruit fly, or medfly for short, is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but has spread invasively to many parts of the world, including Australasia and North and South America.
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