Biotechnology website - News and events

FAO Biosecurity Toolkit

 

10-5-2008  23-5-2008

Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach to analysing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health, and associated risks to the environment. It covers food safety, zoonoses, the introduction of animal and plant diseases and pests, the introduction and release of living modified organisms (LMOs) and their products, and the introduction and management of invasive alien species. The "FAO Biosecurity Toolkit" has now been published, providing practical guidance and support to develop and implement national biosecurity frameworks at the country level. The toolkit comprises three parts: biosecurity principles and components; a guide to assess biosecurity capacity; and an overview and framework manual for biosecurity risk analysis. See http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1140e/a1140e00.htm (in English, French and Spanish) or contact biosecurity@fao.org for more information.