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.
Awareness materials to promote a sustainable pathway
Monday, 08 August 2016 09:40

In an attempt to promote a sustainable export pathway for taro amongst concerned stakeholders, the Developing Cleaner Export Pathways for Agricultural....

Taro Cleaner Pathway Project reminds farmers of their role
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:21

The Taro Export Pathway involves numerous stakeholders, from the farmer to the consumer. To maintain the sustainability of the pathway, the ACIAR-fund....

Farmer Workshops to improve sustainability in the Taro Pathway
Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:38
A series of workshops took place late last year in Taveuni, Savusavu and Bua, to raise awareness on the sustainability of exported taro and to remind ....
SPC Biosecurity conducts information system training for the Cook Islands
Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:32
SPC PLD Technician with Cooks Entomologist during the trainingThe Pest List Database (PLD) for the Pacific is an information system to record pest occurrences within a country and to provide various reports of bo....
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