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Department of Agriculture Sarawak, 7 & 12-17th Floor, Menara Pelita,
Jln. Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel. No.: 082-441000   Fax No.: 082-447821
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Department of Agriculture Sarawak, 7th, 12-14, 16-17th Floor, Menara Pelita, Jln. Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

Tel. No.:  082-441000  
Fax No.:  082-447639 (Director Office), 
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The production of agricultural commodities, both small and large scale, are often encountered with several constrains, one of which is damage due to pests and diseases.

The Plant Protection Program of the Department of Agriculture Sarawak aims to prevent and minimise crop damage and reduce losses by implementing effective and innovative crop protection technologies and crop management practices. It emphasises on the adoption of Good Agricultural Practises, which will enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of the agricultural industry in the State.

Whilst the Plant Protection Program prevents and minise crop damage, the Plant Quarantine Services Program is governed by three legislation which deals with the importation and exportation of plants, plant products and other regulated plant materials. These are

  1. Plant Quarantine Act 1976
  2. Plant Qurantine Regulations 1981
  3. Customs Order (Prohibition of Export) 1988

The primary objective of these laws is to prevent the entry and spread of foreign pests and noxious plants into the country, particularly pests of quarantine importance which can pose a threat to the national agricultural security. This function is very important to ensure that the agricultural and forestry sector is conserved, expanded and remains competitive. This involves the import control of plants and plant materials, soil, planting medium, beneficial organisms, organic fertilizers, micro organisms, etc. The enforcement of such is through the inspection of plant species for export and through the issue of the Export License and CITES permit.

Besides resulting in crop losses, the presence of a quarantine pest could serve as a barrier to trade as foreign countries would not accept our exports on the basis of protecting their plant health and life.

The Plant Quarantine Services also facilitates the export of agricultural produce and ensures that these commodities exported complies with the quarantine conditions of the importing countries. This is done through the inspection and treatment of consignment prior to export and with the issue of the Phytosanitary Certificate.



Conduct pest surveillance and monitoring measures to prevent pest outbreak.

Conduct pest control and management to curb pest outbreak in order to reduce crop losses and spread

Implement and enforce the adoption of Good Agricultural Practises (GAP) which encompasses a production system which is sustainable, environmentally friendly and competitive
To prevent the entry and spread of foreign plant pest and diseases to protect our natural resources and agricultural industry
To undertake necessary measures to eradicate and contain dangerous pests in agriculture through the establishment of Post-Entry Quarantine and Domestic Quarantine Procedures
To facilitate trade in plants, agricultural produce and products based on Plant Quarantine Guidelines and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures
To control the export of exotic plant species and germplasm in line with the Customs Order 1988 and CITES




  • Conducting pest surveillance, detection and monitoring in order to determine pest status and outbreak prediction in order to provide better control and management of pests.
  • Conduct pest control and eradication to minimize outbreak and damage to crops
  • Implement activities for promoting good agricultural practices and safe use of pesticides
  • Develop pest information system / database in accordance to IPPC international phytosanitary standards for facilitating trade of plant / plant products
  • Implement extension / advisory services and campaign activities to bring about greater awareness amongst public concerning importance of pest control and safe use of pesticides for public safety
  • Conduct capacity building for developing technical knowledge and technical capabilities of PPQ staff so that they can perform effectively and efficiently.
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  • To prevent the entry and spread of foreign pests and noxious plants into the country
  • To provide technical advisory and support to importers, exporters and individual
  • To facilitate the trade of agriculture consignment




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