In coordinating and prioritising potential resourcing options, IBF considers biosecurity opportunities in :

  • Early warning and action about biosecurity threats.
  • Effective detection and responses to such threats, ensuring human health, trade and market access are enhanced and secured
  • Effective capacity building, education and training on biosecurity issues.
  • Ensuring a secure future for food security, unique biodiversity and community well-being.

IBF’s work may involve partnerships with national and international bodies as deemed appropriate for achieving the aims of the IBF. THe approach is an holistic, cross-sectoral approach which relies on successful partnerships between all stakeholders including all levels of goverment, industry, industry regulatory agencies, community, scientists and social scientists.

  • Pest and disease identification in the field: The establishment of and Indonesian Remote Microscope Network as part of a boarder South East Asian and Australian initiative. Already in NTT, NT, Northen Sulawesi, Central Java
  • Addressing biosecurity challenges before they impact on the economy, trade and market access : Joint project between Universitas Nusa Cendana (Kupang) and University of Queensland (Australia) on the extent of the spread of Banana Blood Desease in Indonesia - not yet present in Australia.

Current Work