What is agricultural biosecurity?
Biosecurity is a term that has many interpretations. For Waage & Mumford (2011), biosecurity means the protection of countries against alien pests (insects, vertebrates, etc.) and diseases. Biosecurity has also been used to describe measures taken to reduce the risk of spread of animal disease on farms (Defra 2005) and defence against biological weapons, such as the deliberate introduction of smallpox or anthrax into human populations (O’Toole & Inglesby 2003). FAO (2003) has adopted biosecurity as a holistic term which encompasses policy and regulation to protect agriculture, food and the environment from biological risk.
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Workshop for inspectors on tools available for inspections - 13/15 December 2017 - York (UK)
The Workshop will tackle some of the main inspection challenges faced by EPPO member countries, among which is early detection of outbreaks and of infected consignments, as well as the difficulty of inspection of wooden packaging material to ensure compliance with ISPM15.
"EPPO Workshop on integrated management of insect pests in oilseed rape"
Berlin - 20/22 September 2017
At the EPPO Workshop on insecticide resistance of Meligethes spp. (pollen beetle) on oilseed rape (Berlin, 2007), it was recommended that follow-up should be planned to include other oilseed rape pests.