The RGE-FABI Tree Health Programme (RGE-FABI THP) was established in 2018 as a five-year initiative between the Indonesian-based Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group and the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. The core focus of the program is to reduce the negative impact  of insect pests and pathogens of significance to RGE’s forestry operations in Indonesia and Brazil. The initiative involves FABI researchers working in close partnership with RGE’s divisions  and is managed from the FABI side by Prof. Mike Wingfield, Prof. Irene Barnes and Prof. Bernard Slippers. During the last week of March, two entomologists linked to the programme, visited FABI as part of the RGE-FABI THP collaboration. These visitors, Dr Srikumar Koda Kkadan and Ms Nike Sinulingga met with various FABI team members and familiarised themselves with the various research activities and facilities in the Institute. These included for example, insect biological control, collection and maintenance of cultures, procedures used to identify pests and pathogens. In the biological control unit, they were hosted by Samantha Bush and their colleague Mr Marthin Tarigan, currently completing his PhD in FABI who was able to share his experiences with the visitors. SriKumar and Nike also visited various plantations with Dr Ariska van der Nest and Dr Quentin Guignard where they were able to see some of the field research being conducted by FABI team members.