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Newsletter special feature: Surveillance

The latest issue of The Leaflet is a special surveillance feature. Read about new technologies, community engagement, unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) and other PBCRC research that is innovating in plant biosecurity surveillance. Also, in our CEO's blog this month get an update about Smart biosecurity science. Check out the full issue here.


New network to boost agricultural trade in Africa

45 African biosecurity champions from ten Central and East African countries will meet in Arusha, Tanzania for two weeks from today for the second Africa Plant Biosecurity Network meeting, targeting plant protection from pests and disease. The Network brings African biosecurity professionals together to share information, provide ongoing mentoring, and boost training and outreach, with the aim of improving national and regional plant biosecurity, lifting crop yields and enabling safe trade. Read more.

You can also watch the video below, which is all about the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership.

The Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership from Plant Biosecurity CRC on Vimeo.


Discussion paper on future of plant biosecurity R&D: submissions are now closed

Submissions on the Australian Farm Institute discussion paper closed 9 May. Once collated the submissions and the final paper will be available at Smart biosecurity science.

Early Warning
Early Warning

Program 01

Tools and techniques for the identification of new and emerging plant pest threats as well as decision-making tools to improve planning for pest threats.
Effective Detection and Response
Effective Detection and Response

Program 02

New technologies for surveillance and monitoring of plant pests, including faster, cheaper, more accurate identification and sharper responses to incursions.
Safeguarding Trade
Safeguarding Trade

Program 03

Tools, technologies and strategies to safeguard international markets for grain and horticultural exports and better management of established pests.
Secure Future
Secure Future

Program 04

Working with community, governments and industry to build engagement and developing a new national plant biosecurity structure to safeguard Australia well into the future.

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