The actions of ePRPV program are based on five distinct components:
- Component 1: Policy, legal and institutional frameworks
Improve and harmonize policies and legal and institutional frameworks for the management of biodiversity, towards a mutual knowledge of national invasive quarantine legislation, a control of alien species legislation and a regional strategy for their management.
- Participation in workshops with technical and legal experts
- Technical and legal analysis of case studies
- Component 2: Education, awareness, information
Contribute to public awareness about the preservation of biodiversity in the Indian Ocean zone.
- Information: Bio&Agri web portal
- Awareness: exhibition “Microportraits of our crops’ hidden inhabitants”
Education: coordination of educational activities on ecology and biodiversity:
- The workshop "In my garden, there is..." in Reunion Island and Comoros
- The " Nature as Model " event in Comoros
- Component 3: Networking and data exchange
Contribute to the development and implementation of exchange networks of digital and statistical data related to the biodiversity of the Indian Ocean area.
- Extend the scope of application of the PRPV database of harmful organisms to alien invasive species
- Associate the database to the mobile application Pl@ntNet
- Experiment with using di@gnoplant with partners in the field
- Interconnect databases
- Component 4: Exchange of good practices - thematic centers for biodiversity
Develop thematic centers for biodiversity including collections and biological resource centers (BRCs) and share scientific knowledge on the management of alien invasive species.
- Produce content for the Bio&Agri web portal
- Thematic school on research in the service of the fight against invasions
- Component 5: Contribution of biodiversity to economic development and sustainable livelihoods
Involve economic actors, including non-governmental organizations, professional organizations and the private sector, to increase knowledge on biodiversity and promote methods of alien invasive species management.
Strengthening of regional expertise in the detection of plant emerging diseases
- Potato: Rasltonia solanacearum
- Citrus: monitoring and control of Xanthomonas citri pv. citri
Strengthening regional expertise in surveillance and control against pests
- Control of Bactrocera invadens/dorsalis in the countries of the IOC
- Biological control of white-flies and mealybugs
- Genetic analysis of the honeybee in the Indian Ocean
- Monitoring and control of Varroa destructor, threat to indigenous bee Apis mellifera unicolor
- Analysis of priority targets invasive plants from field data (distribution, ecology and biology of the species)