Smart Policies and Practices for Shared Prosperity

Poultry Value Chains and Avian Influenza Control

The International Development Association (IDA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), assisted the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in implementing the Avian Influenza Emergency Recovery  (AEIRP).

The project supported the following activities: (a) strengthening disease surveillance, diagnostic capacity and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus research, (b) poultry sector rehabilitation, and (c) Public awareness and information.

The poultry sector rehabilitation component required services to prepare a strategy study report to provide recommendations on the impact and implementation of proposed poultry sector policies to improve biosecurity of the sector, in particular activities that will result in restructuring.


Viet Nam

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Description of actual services provided in the assignment

Agrifood Consulting International undertook a study to map the main poultry market chains in Vietnam and make a preliminary identification of points and linkages along the chain that may present a high risk of AI infection to livestock and people.

ACI provided team leadership for the study, as well as expertise in poultry sector and social analysis. Activities included an initial literature review on existing value chains in poultry, an initial review of proposed control measures, and a participatory market chain mapping exercise using formal and informal, qualitative and quantitative tools as appropriate. The study focused on the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta areas, particularly where there was a high density of poultry keepers.