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Effective international national and local policy frameworks for biosecurity

Litaay, Theofransus (2011). Effective international national and local policy frameworks for biosecurity. In: Science Exchange 2011, Barossa Valley, SA, 9 - 11 February 2011.

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IRMA ID 82056760xPUB98
Author Litaay, Theofransus
Title Effective international national and local policy frameworks for biosecurity
Conference Name Science Exchange 2011
Conference Location Barossa Valley, SA
Conference Dates 9 - 11 February 2011
Conference Publication Title 2011 Science Exchange Handbook
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity (CRC Plant Biosecurity)
Publication Year 2011
Volume Number 1
Start Page 29
End Page 29
HERDC Category E3 - Conference Publication - Extract of paper (internal)
Abstract An integrated biosecurity management strategy incorporates effective policy and related regulatory frameworks (including instruments and activities) to analyze and manage risk, including environmental risks. These policy frameworks operate internationally, nationally, and locally. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, 2008, p. 6) sees biosecurity as a strategic and whole-of-jurisdiction domain. For them, biosecurity is: ‘a strategic and integrated approach that encompasses a policy and regulatory framework for analyzing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health, and associated risks to the environment.’

For any country’s policy framework to be effective, it must be developed and implemented at the regional and local level, and guarantees policies at different levels of governance work in harmony towards effective implementation. Clearly, in such a complex overarching policy environment, the question arises as to how such policies actually engage with the various levels of governance in a real live country example? That is, how does engagement occur in practice so that all these policies can be adopted?

Using biosecurity management in provinces in Eastern Indonesia as a case study of how international, national, and local legal policy frameworks engage with local knowledge to create a new development paradigm, this research assesses the underlying factors that hamper opportunities to implement a new biosecurity policy paradigm. A paradigm that utilises local knowledge to benefit from technological advances in development (old paradigm). The research also answering the need – using policy frameworks – to develop a new paradigm of biosecurity framework in countries such as Indonesia.
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