Workshop on Pro-Poor HPAI Risk Reduction

Participants examine lessons from Southeast Asia and Africa
October 20, 2010

Senior IFPRI Research Fellow Clare Narrod and IFPRI Research Fellows Pippa Chenevix Trench and Marites Tiongco will be participating in a workshop in Phuket, Thailand on Pro Poor HPAI Risk Reduction: Lessons from Southeast Asia and Africa. Collaborators from national and international research centers across Africa and southeast Asia will present the project’s findings including the patterns and determinants of the spread of HPAI, the economic and nutritional impacts of an HPAI outbreak on producers in developing countries, and cost-effective strategies for controlling and minimizing the damage caused by outbreaks of HPAI and other major pandemics. A primary purpose of the meeting is to use the research experience to devise strategies for better communicating disease risk to the many different stakeholders in developing countries.

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The workshop, which runs from October 25th-27th, is part of the 34th Session/71st Executive Committee Meeting of APHCA (Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific), hosted by FAO and the Government of Thailand. This workshop marks the end of the MTID project on Pro-Poor HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Risk Reduction Strategies, funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and conducted in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), FAO, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College.

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