Consolidating Leadership and Coordination for Pest Mangement in New Zealand – Changes and Directions.

One of the main problems in New Zealand’s biosecurity arrangements, as identified in The Biosecurity Strategy for New Zealand, is fragmentation. It contributes to a lack of coordination and integration, no overall view of priorities, uneven capability across the system resulting in inconsistencies, and an insufficiently broad view of the values that biosecurity protects.

To address these problems, the New Zealand Government agreed that the accountability arrangements for biosecurity were to be reorganised by giving the chief executive of the Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) accountability for end-to-end management of the biosecurity system, including pest management.

Author Harrison, A.
Date 2005-02-05
Year 2005
Secondary title 13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
Place published Wellington, NZ
Publisher Landcare Research
Pages 14
Region NZ
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