Several waves of HPAI caused by the H5N1 strain have swept through
Vietnam over the past three years and Vietnamese authorities have plans
to restructure the poultry industry. These plans are costly, likely to
have negative impacts on smallholder producers and will not necessarily
achieve the desired objective of eliminating HPAI from Vietnam. As an
alternative, PPLPI aims to assess mechanisms designed to overcome
serious incentive problems for product quality improvement, reducing
disease and food safety risks, while increasing smallholder incomes and
reducing public expenditure for conventional surveillance and control
measures. In particular, we want to explore the potential of the demand
side of the poultry market to achieve higher food safety standards,
thereby displacing costly and inefficient government intervention.
Tthe main findings from a Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) held in Ha
Vi village, Le Loi commune, Thuong Tin district, Ha Tay province in
North Viet Nam are described. The overall objective of this PRA was to
introduce a planned traceability study to local authorities and to
triangulate, externally validate and supplement general information
required for the planning of the traceability study. The aim of the
latter is to assess the feasibility of tracking bird movements through
smallholder market networks in an area recognized as being at high risk
of HPAI infection.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 6 pp.
Sources and Destinations of Poultry Traded in Ha Vi Market: Results of a Participatory Appraisal