Emerging plant diseases under a changing climate scenario: Threats to our global food supply

  • Graciela Dolores Avila-Quezada Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Facultad de Ciencias Agrotecnologicas, Campus 1, ciudad universitaria, Chihuahua, 31350 Mexico
  • Jesus Fidencio Esquivel United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit 2765 F&B Road, College Station, TX 77845 USA
  • Hilda Victoria Silva-Rojas Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, Carr. Mexico-Texcoco Km. 36.5 Texcoco, Estado de Mexico, 56230 Mexico
  • Santos Gerardo Leyva-Mir Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Carr. México-Texcoco Km. 38.5, Texcoco, Estado de México, 56230 Mexico
  • Clemente de Jesus Garcia-Avila Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria, SAGARPA, Tecamac, Estado de Mexico 55740 Mexico
  • Lorena Noriega-Orozco Centro de Investigación en Alimentacion y Desarrollo, Carretera al Varadero Nacional Km. 6.6, Guaymas, Sonora, 85480 Mexico
  • Patricia Rivas-Valencia Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias, Km. 13.5 Carr. Los Reyes-Texcoco, Coatlinchan, Estado de Mexico
  • Damaris Ojeda-Barrios Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Facultad de Ciencias Agrotecnologicas, Campus 1, ciudad universitaria, Chihuahua, 31350 Mexico
  • Alicia Melgoza- Castillo Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecologia, Perif. Francisco R. Almada Km 1. Chihuahua, 31453 Mexico


This review highlights the impact of emerging diseases; emerging diseases and pathogen dispersion; disease spread; and possible causes contributing to the emergence of pathogens. Some diseases are caused by potentially dangerous pathogens that have led changes in humanity. Despite our efforts in the fight against these dangerous pathogens; the influences of natural phenomena such as hurricanes or strong winds that disperse pathogens remain. However, some actions such as investment in research priorities that are focused on quarantined pathogens and official regulations can help in disease prevention. We discuss emerging diseases as a threat to crops, identify future research areas, and encourage the establishment of research networks focused on quarantine pathogens to address the problem and minimize risks.

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Avila-Quezada, G. D., J. F. Esquivel, H. V. Silva-Rojas, S. G. Leyva-Mir, C. de J. Garcia-Avila, L. Noriega-Orozco, P. Rivas-Valencia, D. Ojeda-Barrios, and A. M.- Castillo. “Emerging Plant Diseases under a Changing Climate Scenario: Threats to Our Global Food Supply”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 30, no. 6, July 2018, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2018.v30.i6.1715. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.