Biosecurity and Trade

Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach to analyzing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health and associated risks to the environment. Interest in biosecurity has risen considerably over the last decade in parallel with increasing trade in food, plant and animal products, more international travel, new outbreaks of transboundary disease affecting animals, plants and people, heightened awareness of biological diversity and greater attention to the environment and the impact of agriculture on environmental sustainability.

Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTSs) need to position themselves to take advantage of trading opportunities, while protecting their natural resource base from potential risks.
SPC Biosecurity facilitates capacity building support for Solomon Islands plant pests and diseases d
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 09:16

The Pest List Database (PLD) for the Pacific is an information system to record and report on pest occurrences and pest interceptions within a country....

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Nauru receives support for survey on Yellow Crazy Ants
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:38

Nauru has a very fragile ecosystem with very few insects, land snails and nesting seabirds.

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Tonga gains valuable market access with PHAMA technical assistance
Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:40

Farmer and Chair of Tonga Market Access Working Group (MAWG), Mr ‘Afeaki Pousima reminisced on the heydays of Tongan exports in the 50’s a....

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SPC-AusAID to launch second phase of regional market access programme
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:44

A regional programme aimed to assist Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands gain access to new markets for products with commercial potential....

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