Biosecurity is about protecting the economy, community and environment from the negative impact of pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants.
Without a strong biosecurity system, biodiversity will be further compromised resulting in degradation of our unique environment, access to fresh and safe food will be limited and our infrastructure threatened.
A strong biosecurity system is also vital for protecting our primary industries, our economy and our community. Agricultural production alone provides:
This unit of work was been designed to assist students gain an understanding of biosecurity in NSW through the development of a school farm biosecurity plan which includes management practices to prevent the entry and spread of pests and diseases, and; to prepare and respond to emergency situations. Students will then develop an infographic to represent the key message of the NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013–2021: Biosecurity is a shared responsibility.
Shared responsibility for biosecurity means that the responsibility for detecting, reporting and responding to biosecurity risks to the economy, environment and community applies to everyone - we all have an important role to play be it big or small. Find out everything you need to know HERE.