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 facilitates access to CABI’s Crop Protection Compendium
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:57
Thursday 16  May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva –

The Biosecurity and Trade team of SPC’s Land Resources Division, in collaboration with CABI (a not-for-profit science-based development and information organisation), facilitated the first multiple user online access to CABIs Crop Protection Compendium via an authenticated site. The primary users are LRD technical staff, and  heads of biosecurity and quarantine departments across the Pacific, as well as agricultural research institutions.

The compendium is the world’s most comprehensive site of crop protection information.  It is both an encyclopaedic reference work and a problem-solving tool. It contains a variety of information sources, including expert datasheets on over 3,000 pests, diseases, natural enemies and crops. The map facility shows the distribution of pests and diseases.

The full context of scientific research is also accessible in the compendium, appearing as conference proceedings, reports and journal articles.  There is also a comprehensive glossary, comprising 21425 technical and scientific terms. In addition, users will also have access to the latest international scientific research through the provision of over 125,000 bibliographic references selected from the CABI abstract database.

All the information can be copied and pasted to produce such things as training handouts and extension literature.  Handy report functions allow you to build tailor-made reports from a long list of data elements – these can then be printed or output as a pdf file.

For further information, please contact Ms Luisa Korodrau on telephone +679 3370733 or email LRD Helpdesk on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .