AgVet Collaborative Forum Project
The Improved access to Agvet chemicals for agricultural industries project establishes a forum to develop a sustainable approach for collaboration regarding Agvet chemicals, building on recent cross industry discussions on Agvet chemical access that were supported by industry and government stakeholders.
The AgVet Collaborative Forum was first convened in June 2015 and identified solutions to key industry challenges in relation to accessing AgVet technologies. It aims to highlight areas of business opportunity for Agvet chemical registrants by providing a priority list of industry needs and a process to identify potential partnerships and co-investment opportunities with industry.
Through the Forum, industries identify issues requiring AgVet solutions. Industry needs may arise from a new pests or diseases requiring a solution, resistance to existing treatments, or a need to mitigate unwanted effects of existing solutions.
Following identification of all issues, it is necessary to prioritise them to reduce real and perceived commercial barriers to product development. The top five issues are initially ranked by the relevant industry and then considered in further detail at the workshop.
In assessing priorities the Forum considers a range of issues including whether there is a current solution and if so, whether additional solutions are required to allow producers to effectively manage issues such as resistance and environmental impacts. Registrant support for developing potential solutions into products, or registering existing solutions in Australia, are also considered.
Issues submitted to the forum are allocated one of the following priorities:
‘A’ priority – an issue with a solution
‘P’ priority – an issue with a solution but no registrant support to develop it.
‘B’ priority – an issue with a solution but unclear registrant support.
‘C’ priority – an issue with no known solution