Ensuring business continuity during biosecurity incursions – social and economic research learnings for the production nursery industry (NY18010)
What’s it all about?
This investment is developing a framework for the nursery industry with recommended actions that could be quickly actioned during a biosecurity incursion, with the aim of minimising social and/or economic damage and ensuring business continuity.
To this end, the project team will conduct a number of research activities, such as reviewing current literature and surveying key stakeholders, to better understand the social and economic impacts of past biosecurity incursions, and to identify potential mitigating strategies that would support growers and minimise interruption to their nurseries.
A framework of recommended actions will be developed from this research that can be used by the production nursery industry should a biosecurity incursion occur. The action plan will be designed as a practical decision support tool to help nursery growers identify which strategies and interventions would be appropriate under various circumstances.
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Nursery Fund