KVH has recently confirmed that their new Pathway Management Plan for the kiwifruit industry has been implemented, after successful approval by the Government.
This new Plan better manages biosecurity risk for all of the kiwifruit industry and is an achievement that reflects the efforts of many individuals and groups from across the industry who contributed to the development, planning, and several consultation stages since the proposal was first announced in November 2019.
Notably, it’s also the first National Pathway Management Plan implemented under the Biosecurity Act, demonstrating the continued biosecurity proactiveness of the industry and an important step forward in the way we manage the risk of unwanted threats.
The coordinated and consistent national approach provided by the Plan means there is a united goal and set of objectives and measures that manage pathway risks across the country. Rather than focusing on a single pest, the Plan allows KVH to manage a broad range of threats to the kiwifruit industry so that they can detect anything new quickly enough to stop its spread, limit impacts, and aim for eradication.
You can read more about the new Pathway Management Plan on the KVH website here, including news tools and resources that have been developed to help growers and others across the industry develop their on-orchard biosecurity plans, and safely move/trace plants and plant material.