Controlling Avian Flu and Protecting People’s Livelihoods in Africa and Indonesia

Published on 19 August 2010

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Start Date: 1 June 2007 | End Date: 31 December 2010


There is considerable uncertainty about timing, extent, and severity of a potential animal disease outbreak such as HPAI, yet developing countries must make critical decisions about ways to defend against a potential outbreak. Disease and control measures can have differential economic impacts on different income groups and sectors. Not all stakeholders may have the same incentive to implement/pay for control strategies for a variety of reasons. The question then is how do we choose optimal risk management efforts to reduce the risk?

The aim of this project is to increase knowledge of available methods and technologies to reduce the risk of HPAI, their effectiveness, costs, benefits, and to identify constraints to their adoption and appropriate incentives needed to ensure their use along the poultry value chains. The project has 5 workstreams: disease risk, livelihood impacts, institutional mechanism, evaluation of risk management options, and risk communication.

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