Policy-making for animal and plant diseases: a changing landscape?
A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 16) which summarises the issues requiring a reassessment of animal and plant disease management strategies
Year of Publication2010
The growing threat of animal and plant disease outbreaks in the UK makes this a critical time for reassessing disease management strategies. With new pressures to introduce responsibility and cost sharing measures, what is the best way to balance policy needs against the importance of a sustainable agriculture industry?Animal and plant diseases pose a serious and increasing threat to the food security, food safety, economy, biodiversity and landscape of the UK. At the same time, the regulatory context for infectious disease is changing. Despite their obvious similarities, the fields of animal disease and plant disease do not make contact: policy is dealt with by separate government divisions, and researched in isolation too. But animal disease governance is changing and, perhaps, becoming more like plant disease
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Animal health & welfare
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Pest & disease control
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
Additional keywords/tagsinfectious diseaseregulationfood security
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