Enhancing Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Developing Countries through Compensation Issues and Good Practice
by Christopher Delgado of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank Mckenzie, Patricia, Mcleod, Anni, Rivieve-Cinnamond, Ana, Narrod, Clare
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Edition: November 2006
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) under current conditions poses a major risk to human and animal health. Efforts to contain the disease are therefore in national and global interest. As the most widely practiced control methods for poultry involve culling birds that are infected or in regions immediately around infected animals, the most common practice to ensure the cooperation of owners of birds is to compensate them for the culling of their animals to achieve this public goal. Early identification of HPAI and the immediate culling of diseased or suspected animals are critical elements of reducing the risk of the disease spreading. The international community and national governments have responded to this challenge by establishing funding mechanisms to enable compensation to assist in this strategy.