Biosecurity opportunities and challenges

Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Andrew Tongue spoke at the ABARES Outlook 2021 conference last week on opportunities and challenges for biosecurity as we look towards the agriculture sector’s ambitious target to achieve $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030.

“Our biosecurity system safeguards our country from the costly and disruptive impacts of devastating pest and disease risks,” Mr Tongue said.

“It also underpins access to overseas markets for our agricultural and food exporters, as part of our clean and green image.”

Read more on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website, or find more information about biosecurity for the hazelnut industry in our members section.

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