Definitions and Acronyms
Safeguarding American Plant Resources: A Stakeholder
Review of the APHIS PPQ Safeguarding System
National Plant Board PPQ Safeguarding Study
This Web site allows the public to view APHIS’ strategic plans, progress toward implementation, and measurable outcomes resulting from the Safeguarding American Plant Resources recommendations.
North American Plant Protection Organization
NAPPO is a regional, nonprofit organization that coordinates efforts among Canada, the United States, and Mexico to protect plant resources from the entry, establishment, and spread of regulated plant pests, while also facilitating intra/interregional trade.
National Plant Board
Biosecurity for Agriculture and Food Production-United
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy-Agricultural
Protecting Plant Health in a Global Environment
Agroterrorism: What is the Threat and What Can
Be Done About It?
Agricultural Bioterrorism: A Federal Strategy to
Meet the Threat
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Protecting the
Note: FDA works closely with the states and other food safety, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies to strengthen the U.S. food safety and security system.
Progress Report Details Ongoing Efforts To Enhance
The Nation's Food Security
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends,
Extension professionals at Purdue University have compiled an excellent guide for rural security planning. While some of the language is specific to Indiana, the concepts are widely applicable.
Resources from Abroad
National Banana Industry Biosecurity Plan
Note: Although these materials were developed in Australia, they are good examples of the scope of issues that should be addressed to protect plant health. Importantly, these documents also demonstrate that safeguarding plant heath is truly a global effort.
Lesson Six References
Last Updated: 06/08/2010