Independent Sapere Review - lessons learned from the response to Psa-V

20 November 2014

An independent review by the Sapere Research Group on how the industry responded to the 2010 arrival of Psa-V into New Zealand has been released today. Click here.

The Sapere Research Group was commissioned by the KVH Board and selected following a tender process.

The aim of the review was to identify lessons learned from the response to the Psa-V incursion that could be used to support future responses to new pest and disease arrivals that could impact the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.

The review includes several recommendations for industry and KVH to consider going forward. Many of the recommendations have already been put in place by the industry and KVH, while others are under action and some will result in new work. Overall this confirms KVH is focussed in the right areas.

A document setting out the recommendations and how KVH proposes to address each of them has been prepared. Click here.

KVH is now seeking feedback from growers and the industry on this approach. Feedback can be sent to KVH by email [email protected] or by post: PO Box 4246, Mount Maunganui by Friday 28 November 2014.

Click here to read KVH’s Media Release.