KALANG HAVE LED OR BEEN TEAM MEMBERS FOR CONSULTANCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Africa - Ghana (FAO - Integrated Approach to Food Safety, Animal Health and Plant Health and the Assessment of Biosecurity Capacity Needs); The Gambia (FAO – Biosecurity and phytosanitary capacity assessment program);
Australia - audit and verification of Australian horticulture export pathways, review of state and Federal pest management strategies, development national policy for fruit fly management and management of international market access activities for selected horticultural industries
Europe - Vienna as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency Pest Control Unit.
Middle East - UAE and Lebanon (Lebanon Biosecurity and phytosanitary capacity assessment program);
South Asia - Bhutan (FAO – Biosecurity and phytosanitary capacity assessment program);
South East Asia - Indonesia (NZ aid funded workshops on IPPC standards and risk management); Laos, Cambodia, and Viet Nam (ADB - Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary handling in Greater Mekong Subregion Trade) and Brunei (CABI - The Establishment of Plant and Animal Quarantine Services and Facilities in Brunei Darussalam).
Southern Pacific - design and implementation of the Australian and NZ aid funded Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access (PHAMA) program (Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu); consultant to the World Bank/AusAID funded Solomon Islands Rural Development Program; delivery of the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research Cleaner Export Pathways project in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Through previous roles in the Australian, Fiji and New Zealand public service, advisers within Kalang have undertaken technical work and government-government negotiations in: Africa: South Africa; Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan), South East Asia (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor Leste, Singapore, Vietnam); the Pacific (bilaterally in the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Niue and regionally through SPC), Central & South America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico) and the USA.
Kalang has had substantial experience working with a range of research institutions, including Government Institutions such as Departments of Agriculture and Quarantine, ACIAR, CSIRO, Universities, Cooperative Research Centres, the New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and various other international organisations.
The Kalang Director is a member of the IPPC Technical Panel on Fruit Flies and the Kalang team is actively engaged in the development and implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMS) in all areas, with a specific emphasis on fruit fly management.