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Food and biosecurity: livestock production and towards a world free of foot-and-mouth disease

Kompas, Tom; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Minh; Ha, Pham Van

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A key challenge for global livestock production is the prevalence of infectious animal diseases. These diseases result in low productivity in meat and dairy production, culled animals, and significant barriers to trade and lost income from meat and meat products. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) affects both developing countries, where it is often endemic and very costly, and developed countries where incursions result in considerable economic losses in the order of billions of dollars per...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKompas, Tom
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Hoa Thi Minh
dc.contributor.authorHa, Pham Van
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-01T02:56:28Z
dc.date.available2015-04-01T02:56:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1876-4517
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/13141
dc.description.abstractA key challenge for global livestock production is the prevalence of infectious animal diseases. These diseases result in low productivity in meat and dairy production, culled animals, and significant barriers to trade and lost income from meat and meat products. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) affects both developing countries, where it is often endemic and very costly, and developed countries where incursions result in considerable economic losses in the order of billions of dollars per year. In some cases, production levels of pork meat in developed countries have still not recovered to levels prior to past disease incursions, more than a decade ago. In developing countries, the export of animal products has exhibited sluggish growth for decades, constrained by ongoing animal disease problems. We make three contributions. First, we provide an overview of worldwide meat production, consumption and trade in the context of FMD. Second, we provide insights into the economics of biosecurity measures and how these activities should be optimally designed to enhance livestock production. Third, we analyse a case study of an FMDendemic country, Vietnam, which has been trying to achieve FMD-free status for some time. Lessons learnt from this case study shed light on the challenges in achieving FMD-free status in developing countries, which is useful for a global FMD control strategy and the promotion of world food security.
dc.description.sponsorshipPartial funding from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne is also greatly appreciated. This paper was part of a workshop sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems.
dc.format12 pages
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and International Society for Plant Pathology 2015 http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1876-4517/Author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing), author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). Author's pre-print on pre-print servers such as arXiv.org. Sherpa/Romeo as of 20/7/2015. http://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/authors-rights/self-archiving-policy/2124 as of 20/7/2015
dc.sourceFood Security
dc.subjectLivestock production
dc.subjectTrade
dc.subjectBiosecurity
dc.subjectFoot-and-mouth disease
dc.subjectVietnam
dc.titleFood and biosecurity: livestock production and towards a world free of foot-and-mouth disease
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume7
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-02-12
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor140208 - Health Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB242
local.publisher.urlhttp://link.springer.com/
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationKompas, Tom, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Hoa Thi Minh, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationHa, Pham Van, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1876-4525
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage291
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage302
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s12571-015-0436-y
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:55:27Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84924663368
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