Proposed Pathway Plan progress
Thank you to all those who joined us last week at the contractor’s event about the Pathway Plan.
The night was an opportunity to talk about the finer details of the proposed Plan and learn more about what the best tools and resources might be to enable implementation of best biosecurity practice in the simplest and easiest manner. We had great support for the proposal from the contractors in attendance and we were delighted to hear there was also agreement that when it comes to having biosecurity plans for how risk is managed on-orchard and between orchards, there is no ‘one size fits all’ - what’s important is that minimum standards are met across the industry and individuals have plans and agreements in place that reflect any biosecurity risk that comes with their work. More information about how the proposed Plan would be implemented and what a biosecurity plan might look like is available here.
If you haven’t already spoken with one of the team about the proposal and want to, or have more that you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and if you know of anyone or any group that would like us to meet with them please let us know by either phoning us on 0800 665 825 or emailing [email protected].
Short case studies and one-page fact sheets about various aspects of the proposal are available in the Pathway Plan information hub we’ve added to the KVH website, as are more formal documents such as the full Pathway Plan proposal, and cost and impact analyses. The cost benefit analysis document has been updated and now includes an executive summary; a new scenario for measuring possible impacts should the proposed Pathway Plan not be adopted; and minor changes throughout to provide more detailed explanations of how assumptions within the analysis were formed.
We welcome all comments and submissions, either by completing the form on the website or by sending an email to [email protected]. We have extended the timeline for consultation and submissions to Friday 11 December 2020 in recognition of the levels of feedback we have received, so that we can work through this and have additional discussions that ensure we develop a robust proposal.