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Evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain

Lao People's Democratic Republic









​FAO. 2019. Evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain: Lao People's Democratic Republic


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    Lao PDR: Improving poultry health and production in Luang Prabang 2019
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    The demand for poultry and poultry products is increasing in Luang Prabang and surrounding provinces. To meet this demand, the province imports poultry from neighboring countries. This poses risks to the vulnerable local poultry population with threat of introduction of transboundary animal diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Luang Prabang reported HPAI outbreaks in the past and the risk of reintroduction is always high. To reduce the risk of introduction of HPAI, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF), Lao PDR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) implemented the project on ‘evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain.’ Related activities were implemented in three high-risk villages of Luang Prabang with support from the United States Agency for International Development and the Australian Government. A community-based approach was used to improve poultry health and management by organizing farmer groups in each village. The focus is on developing a sustainable business enterprise by raising a niche breed of poultry. This is foreseen to meet the needs of local poultry farmers and market demand. This leaflet highlights one of the success stories in the implementation of the project on evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the Australian Government. The project selected three high-risk villages in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR under the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Farms in these villages showed improvement in poultry health and management practices using a community-based approach.
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    Evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain: Cambodia 2019
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    Since Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was first reported in Cambodia in 2004, outbreaks have repeatedly occurred. Takeo Live Bird Market (LBM) is one of the largest in the country and its poultry value chain connects throughout Cambodia. Moreover, the intensive cross-border movements of people, poultry and poultry products makes Takeo province a high-risk area where HPAI and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) can easily spread from neighbouring areas. The prolific works of the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia (PIC) and the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute (NAHPRI) have shown that circulation of avian influenza (AI) viruses in the LBM can put poultry and stakeholders at risk of infection. By improving biosecurity and hygiene practices in the sale and slaughter of poultry in live bird markets, the project Evidence Based Risk Management Along the Livestock Production and Market Chain greatly contributes to reduce the circulation of AI viruses and lower the risk of disease transmission. The project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The provincial local government in Takeo and the Office of Animal Health and Production (OAHP), market poultry traders, sellers and slaughterers are working together in a multi-stakeholder approach to improve the safety of LBM especially the practices of poultry sale and slaughter with guidance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Cambodian General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP).
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    Evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain: Myanmar 2019
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    Since 2007, multiple strains of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus have entered Myanmar and caused reported outbreaks. The country is at risk for zoonotic avian influenza A (H7N9) virus incursion. Furthermore, active surveillance in live bird markets regularly detects H5N1 and H5N6 HPAI viruses and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H9N2 viruses. Complex diseases require multifaceted and innovative approaches that tackle the problem and mitigate their risk from various aspects. In Myanmar, the project, “Evidence-Based Risk Management along the Livestock Production and Market Chain” works collaboratively between the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD). The project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the Australian Government.

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