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|Title:||Adoption of HPAI biosecurity measures: the Chinese broiler industry|
|Citation:||Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 2017; 16(1):181-189|
|HUANG Ze-ying, Adam Loch, Christopher Findlay, WANG Ji-min|
|Abstract:||Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) contamination via wild birds and rodents poses a threat to food security and safety. As chicken meat comprises an increasing proportion of diet in China, it is useful to determine whether broiler farmers are adopting wild bird and rodent controls to minimize the risk of HPAI impacts on food supply. Our study surveyed a cross sectional sample of 331 Chinese broiler farmers in six provinces. We find that only 47% of farmers (mainly farmers with large herds) adopted control measures against wild birds and rodents, while 14% adopted no measures. Farm size was the biggest driver of adoption followed by proportion of farm revenue derived from broiler production. However, southern farmers were at a far greater probability of non-adoption. We suggest that assistance in the form of education/training programs and subsidized traps or baiting controls across smaller producers could help raise of the adoption level toward more effective HPAI control.|
|Keywords:||Highly pathogenic avian influenza; broiler farmers; livestock disease; biosecurity adoption|
|Rights:||© 2017, CAAS. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Geology & Geophysics publications|
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