APHA (10)

Partner 10 Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). We exist to “Support a healthy and sustainable food and farming industry across Great Britain, and safeguard society from animal related threats” by:
• Providing evidence and trusted expert advice for decision making on issues of animal welfare and animal and human health.
• Ensuring the most effective, economic and timely prevention of, and response to disease and implementation of decisions about animal health and welfare.
We have the capability and commitment to deliver a wide range of animal and public health and welfare policies for the different Government Administrations. This ranges from field activity on-farm through to specialist laboratory and scientific services, including NGS technologies, risk assessment and epidemiological sciences. As well as delivering our routine work we maintain a key capability to respond to animal disease emergencies both in the field in Great Britain but also, through our reference laboratory function, to support the management of disease in Northern Ireland, the European Union and worldwide. Our main customer is Government – specifically Defra and the Scottish and Welsh Governments. We also provide services to the Food Standards Agency, other government departments, the farming industry, international bodies and commercial customers worldwide.
Principle Investigator: Andrew Breed/Emma Snary, emma.snary@apha.gsi.gov.uk
16 JULY 2024