1-Establish a matrix of key local and global automated data and information required for decision making processes related to food safety, animal health, food security and agriculture sector
2-Develop comprehensive risk based analysis and assessments of food chain, animal health agriculture sector & food security
3-Enhance and adopt a partnership approach with the private and public sector to encourage R&D (examples: types of vaccine, diagnostics, water requirements, epidemiology of animal diseases fertilizers and pesticides, commercial agriculture-based products, etc.)
There is currently no formal Research & Development agenda to support and enhance the regulation and enforcement regimes. This has an impact on the delivery of ‘risk-based’ legislation, inspection systems and also the development of the agriculture sector. Certified laboratories with state of art equipment, regulatory research activities, and active collaboration with federal and international bodies are essential for effective risk analysis and assessment and provide information for a better decision making process across other core business activities.
This priority was derived from the government outcomes championed by ADAFSA: “Ecologically sustainable development of the agricultural industry” in terms of assessment of crops and livestock with comparative advantage. This priority also contribute to government outcome of “Well managed risk exposure” and “Internationally recognised and nationally relevant research and innovation capacities”