The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is excited to announce the National Fruit Fly Symposium from 20 – 21 July 2023 at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
This is the first face-to-face symposium since the fruit fly system community last gathered in 2018. The Symposium theme is: ‘The view over the horizon’, and it will take stock of progress against the National Fruit Fly Strategy to-date and build a collective view of future opportunities. The two-day symposium will provide an opportunity to listen, engage and contribute to our collective fruit fly future.
Day one will explore the fruit fly system and the all-important trade implications and opportunities. Day two will comprise a series of workshops around issues including Area Wide Management and SIT, systems-based approaches, as well as extension and engagement, including social research. The workshops are designed to provide an update on past and current work, draw on successful and practical approaches, look at case studies both locally and internationally, and explore future opportunities and priorities to enable us to chart a path and identify the role of each component within the system.
In the lead up to the National Fruit Fly Symposium, we will also host a Think Tank webinar series covering strategic priority issues including market access, area wide management (AWM), and fruit fly systems.