Bandar Seri Begawan - A training course on 'Import Risk Analysis' is currently held at the Halal Industry Innovation Centre, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources from November 19 until 24.
Attending the training course are officers and staff from the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, and Department of Fisheries. The intentions of the training are to revise and review the importing condition throughout the current international standard, due to the emerging diseases in animals and plants.
The first training conducted by Centre for Agricultural Bioscience (CAB) International Southeast and East Asia under the 9th National Development Programme (RKN 9) is "The Establishment of Plant and Animal Quarantine Services and Facilities in Brunei Darussalam" project.
The Import Risk Analysis (IRA) is an effective tool in identifying potential sources of biosecurity risks correlated with agricultural commodities imports, of which increase annually at approximately B$155 million of the total import values With the help of the IRA training, the participants would be able to understand and determine biosecurity risks and create steps to reduce its effects on Brunei's agriculture and fishery industries.
The training also provides knowledge to the importers and exporters along with the public.
During the five-day course, two specialists in the Veterinary and Biosecurity field, Dr Dale Hamilton from Australia and Dr Ian Peebles of New Zealand, will give talks on the subject to the officers and staff.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin