The present paper synthesizes the five background papers of a joint IFPRI-ILRI research project titled HPAI Pro-poor Risk Reduction. The background papers were led by national institutions in Ghana, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, and Nigeria. A synthesis of the five background papers presented here aims at providing an inventory of data and information from these five countries. The succeeding sections provide a brief description of: (i) the importance of the poultry sector in the economy and on rural livelihoods; (ii) the structure of the poultry sector and associated level of biosecurity; (iii) threats and incidences of HPAI, policies implemented with the occurrence of outbreaks, and institutional response capacity; (v) the current knowledge regarding spread and impact of HPAI on the poor, and identified constraints/challenges hindering effective control and mitigation of the disease; and (vi) identified research gaps in each of the study countries.
Africa/Indonesia Team Working Paper No. 6, 98 pp.