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This book provides an overview of the state of animal agriculture and present methodologies and proposals to develop policies that result in sustainable and profitable animal production that will protect human and environmental health, enhance livelihood of smallholders and meet consumer needs. The book combines lessons of the past, factual foundation to understand the present, analytical tools to design and improve policies, case studies that provide both empirical grounding and applications of some of the strategies suggested in this book, and finally, a proposal for the way forward.
Introduction.- Evolution of Animal Agriculture.- The History of Animal Disease: The Control of BTbH.- Economics of Contract Farming and Supply Chain.- Livestock and Livelihood: A Global Perspective.- Policy Challenges of Controlling Animal Disease.- Livestock and Livelihood: A Portfolio Approach.- Animal Disease and Industrialization of Agriculture.- Economics of Controlling Externalities of Animal Disease.- Dynamic Perspective on Control of Animal Disease.- Public Investment in Controlling Public Health Risks from Livestock.- Developing Alternative Solutions to Controlling Highly Pathogenic Animal Diseases.- Consumer Meat Demand: Role of Preferences and Social Norms.- Epidemiology of Avian Influenza.- Spread of Avian Influenza.- Control and Surveillance of Avian Influenza.- Epidemiological and Economical Implications of Vaccination for Avian Influenza.- Integrating Epidemiology and Economics.- Modeling Alternative On-Farm Solution.- Controlling Animal Disease in Africa.- Poultry Sector Transition in Cambodia.- Supply Chain Solutions to Animal Safety Problems.- Contracting as a Mechanism for Avian Flu Risk Management and Poverty Reduction.- Micro-Contracting and Smallholder Livestock Supply Chain.- Conclusion