Outbreaks of quarantine organisms can usually be effectively controlled, provided that the responsible authorities are optimally prepared and that management measures are well coordinated in advance. Under the new plant health legislation, new instruments for contingency planning are to be introduced from 2020. Contingency plans, action plans and simulation exercises will make it possible to improve preparation, training and coordination for the management of such events. This will help to prevent the establishment and spread of quarantine organisms – and thus serious damage to agriculture, horticulture and forests.
Last modification 06.04.2020
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