Highly pathogenic avian influenze (HPAI) associated with the H5N1 virus
strain first occcured in Vietnam and Thailand in late 2003, causing
severe mortality in afffected flocks. Given that the virus has crossed
the species barrier between poultry and humans and caused human
fatalities, national governments and international agencies are
intensively studying measures to control the spread of the disease.
Among these strategic options would be 'restructuring' the poultry
industry in ways that could threaten the livelihoods of smallholder
This note describes a pilot study for an alternative approach, promoting
pro-poor H5N1 risk reduction by using the demand side of the poultry
market to achieve higher food safety standards.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 6 pp.
Pilot Programme for Certified Smallholder Poultry Supply Chains for Hanoi