Contributed by Jenny Taylor, The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science held a successful Biosecurity Forum at the University of Auckland in early July with an attendance of 113 people from a range of organisations. The mix of speakers and different viewpoints on biosecurity that were presented did expand our understanding of this topic. Interesting that we did not disagree on the importance of biosecurity but yet there is still room to sort out how best we approach it. The forum did meet the aim of bringing different groups together and promoting discussion and we received feedback that as an independent organisation, NZIAHS was playing a useful role here. "
NZIAHS represents over 600 members covering all aspects of the primary sector including crown research institutes, universities, primary industry companies involved with the meat, wool, dairy, fertiliser and horticultural sectors.
More detail will be available at the NIAHS website at: www.agscience.org.nz