Biosecurity and Plant Health


(i) Find suitable crop varieties that can grow in atoll conditions; (ii) Find suitable compost mix and farming methods appropriate to atoll conditions.

Finding ways to maintain and enhance the production of introduced and local species and varieties of food crops through adoption of sustainable agricultural methods suitable for atoll conditions.


-To come up with recommended varieties of introduced food crops that can give good yields and tolerate atoll growing conditions

-To identify and promote the adoption of sustainable, low-cost and efficient propagation and farming methods for introduced and local varieties of food crops suitable for atoll conditions.

-To identify and maintain species and varieties of under-utilized food crops with high potential for food and nutritional security