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About Us

The database of The Tephritid Workers of Asia, Australia and Oceania region (TAAO) was developed in order to permit tephritid fruit fly workers from the same region with similar interests or facing similar species of fruit fly pests to collaborate and share their experiences, to strengthen the technical capacity, and to manage fruit flies regionally. In addition, this initiative will aid the development of coordinated regional projects, encourage liaison with donors and funding agencies and allow regular communication with fellow tephritid workers.

Tephritid Workers of the Asia, Australia and Oceania region have the opportunity to join this international initiative. Currently, there are several very active research groups in the region and a Centre for Management of Pest Fruit Fly is already set to consolidate and enhance technical collaboration among scientists from Australia in partnership with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore and Brunei. In addition, a fruit fly surveillance program in the Pacific was established in the 1990s. The surveillance program involves 22 Pacific Island countries and territories. The programme was sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Australian Government (AusAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the New Zealand Government (NZODA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

Welcome to the TAAO group! Click here for more information on how to become a member!

TAAO Coordinator