Project final report

Scoping for a forest biosecurity network in South East Asia -​ Final Report

Date released
26 May 2022
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Dr Madaline Healey, Dr Morag Glen, A/Prof Simon Lawson, Prof Caroline Mohammed


This project aimed to lay a foundation for a functional South-East Asia regional biosecurity network.

Countries in the South-East Asian region experienced significant improvements in their levels of development, along with strong growth in their agriculture and fisheries sectors and the outlook for agriculture is broadly positive. 

This project focused on assisting in protecting these industries and related prior ACIAR investments by developing a strong regional network to foresee forest pest threats, develop management strategies and collaborate and share biosecurity knowledge, technologies and strategies. This was the first step toward the development of a biosecurity network and underpinning research focused on forest biosecurity, ensuring collaborative surveillance, monitoring and information-sharing to enhance biosecurity preparedness across the region.

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