To provide a pathway for implementing the National Fruit Fly Strategy, the National Fruit Fly Council has developed the NFFS Action Plan.
The Action Plan details and proposes a priority for 84 project areas that are grouped to align with the biosecurity and production pathway. A range of activities that are relevant to multiple areas, or which are fundamental to developing an improved understanding of these important pests are included as supporting activities and include topics such as market access policies, understanding of fruit fly biology, and improved diagnostic tools. The Action Plan also provides for progress to be captured and priorities to be reviewed as circumstances change. In that way the Action Plan is designed to be a living document.NFFS Action Plan - June 2017
This Action Plan continues the efforts started in 2010 when the NFFS Implementation Action Plan was released. That plan detailed 15 project areas for initial action and which subsequently became a focus for promoting and reporting the efforts undertaken by governments, research groups and other stakeholders.
The Action Plan also makes extensive reference to the National Fruit Fly Research, Development and Extension Plan (RD&E Plan). The RD&E Plan was developed by the Plant Biosecurity CRC to provide a basis for a long-term view of fruit fly RD&E within Australia to support fruit fly affected industries. The RD&E Plan clarified the outcomes required by various stakeholders and remains an important step in promoting collaboration on fruit fly RD&E.National Fruit Fly Strategy 2008 National Fruit Fly Strategy Implementation Action Plan 2010 National Fruit Fly RD&E Plan