Combating Bird Flu through Bio-security Measures at Farm and Community Level
BDGP03 - Evidence from Bangladesh
Poultry is a major contributor to the growth of the livestock sector in Bangladesh. But in recent years, both large and small scale poultry producers have had to bear unexpected and tremendous losses associated with two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The HPAI outbreaks and the associated losses for farmers have led policy makers and development practitioners to appreciate the importance of designing and formulating appropriate strategies to prevent, control and contain outbreaks of HPAI.
This Potential Good Practice Note highlights the measures jointly initiated by government and non-government organizations to address the problem. Bio-security measures (BSM), tailored to various categories of fe/male poultry farmers were put in place to help prevent and control future outbreaks of avian influenza as well as other poultry diseases.
Authors: M.A. Saleque, Mamta Dhawan
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