Livestock disease policies: Building bridges between animal sciences and economics
OECD Conference Centre, Paris
3-4 June 2013
Information for participants
About this conference
Contagious livestock diseases can cause major harm to human and animal health, to firms, and to consumers and taxpayers. The impacts of diseases and of prevention and control measures reach beyond national borders. Governments are increasingly acting to prevent and control livestock diseases, while international organisations develop codes, guidelines and programs to enhance international co-operation and efficient management of diseases. The economic costs, such as compensation for culling of animals, can be high and difficult to predict. The evolution of a disease or outbreak can also be uncertain. Economists, epidemiologists and policy makers need to communicate clearly with each other to ensure better policies for managing livestock diseases.
In this conference, participants from national governments and international organisations will examine how economics, working together with animal sciences, can contribute to a comprehensive and efficient management of livestock disease risks.
The conference will focus on four topics:
- How to generate a constructive dialogue to reduce and manage uncertainties
- Economic assessment of the impacts of animal diseases and control measures
- Impact of policy on economic incentives for animal keepers and the food system
- Policymaking and communication in an uncertain world
09:30-10:00: Introductory session
10:00-12:30: Session 1: Information, uncertainties and dialogue between scientists, economists and policy makers:
13:30-18:00: Session 2: The analysis of the costs and benefits of government control policy options
13:45: Session 2.1. FMD outbreaks:
16:00-16:30: Coffee break
16:30: Session 2.2. Beyond single disease outbreaks
09:30-12:30: Session 3: Industry incentives and experiences on policy design
14:00-16:00: Session 4: Round table on information, communication, the media and policy making
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30: Concluding session: Wrapping-up
For more information on this workshop, including registration, please contact:
- Substantive queries should be addressed to Jesús Antón (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Logistical queries should be addressed to Marina Giacalone-Belkadi (Email: email@example.com)
Related OECD work
Livestock Diseases: Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemes
This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health.
» Read the complete publication online
See also: OECD work on risk management in agriculture
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