Workshop on Livestock disease policies
Building bridges between science and economics
3-4 June 2013
Full Proceedings / Highlights
Contagious livestock diseases can cause major harm to human and animal health, to firms, and to consumers and taxpayers. 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. Conference participants examined how economics and animal sciences can contribute towards managing livestock disease risks in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
Agenda / Issues for discussion
1. Livestock disease management as a complex multidisplinary problem
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.
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See also OECD work on risk management in agriculture
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