Phytosanitary risk tools

Our science-based tools can help improve the way trade-related plant pest risks are managed - protecting biosecurity and enabling market access
CSIRO's phytosanitary risk tools

CSIRO’s phytosanitary risk tools

CSIRO’s phytosanitary risk tools

Our knowledge centre provides access to scientific principles, methods, decision frameworks and quantitative tools to guide phytosanitary risk management for market access and biosecurity.

Our research contributes to the development, testing and harmonisation of the concepts and methods that underpin phytosanitary risk assessment and management, particularly to:

  • Categorise and quantify how individual phytosanitary measures contribute to reducing risks
  • Select the best phytosanitary measures to manage pests of concern
  • Validate the effectiveness of single measures or combinations of measures, using quantitative models
  • Develop comprehensive and rigorous data packages to support proposed market access protocols or other biosecurity regulations
  • Bring together data from multiple sources for more advanced analysis to support biosecurity decision-making

The tools can be used to:

  • Refine, simplify or more rigorously validate existing phytosanitary measures used to enable trade
  • Develop new market access protocols, including phytosanitary systems approaches
  • Assess the likely efficacy of protocols proposed in market access applications
  • Design rigorous risk management responses for wider biosecurity issues or incursions

Explore these pages to find out more.

An overview of the phytosanitary risk tools

CSIRO’s science-based tools are designed to help industry and regulators find the best ways to manage plant biosecurity risks related to trade. Here’s a quick overview of the risk framework and menu of phytosanitary measures at the heart of our work.

Coming soon

More tools are being developed and will be posted soon.