The integrity of the Australian mango industry is underpinned by robust biosecurity mechanisms. An ongoing proactive approach to biosecurity and vigilant monitoring is essential to minimise the risk of pests and respond effectively, and maintain confidence in the industry. With this approach, the industry is better placed to maintain domestic and international trade and negotiate access to new overseas markets.
The Mango Industry Biosecurity Plan identifies exotic pests and outlines key threats, risk mitigation plans and contingency plans for the industry. The Biosecurity Plan and the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Mango Industry were developed with Plant Health Australia (PHA) in 2011. AMIA is a member of PHA, the national coordinator of the government-industry partnership for plant biosecurity in Australia. PHA works with its members to address high priority plant health issues. Members include the Australian Government, all State and Territory Governments and a range of plant industry organisations. For more information, visit the PHA website: www.planthealthaustralia.com.au .
AMIA is also a signatory to the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) Deed, an agreement that covers the management and funding of responses to Emergency Plant Pest. PHA, the Australian Government, all state and territory governments and national plant industry bodies are all signatories. For more information on the EPPR, visit: www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/biosecurity/emergency-plant-pest-response-deed.
For more information on biosecurity please visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) website.