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Farm economics of bird flu

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Beach, RH; Poulos, C; Pattanayak, SK
Published in: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
December 1, 2007

Outbreaks of infectious animal diseases represent a major threat to agriculture and can impose significant social and economic costs. The potential for devastating epidemics, such as the recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Asia, Europe, and Africa, has prompted major global investments in animal disease prevention and control, both public and private. However, there has been little research into the effects of alternative public policies on farm-level actions to prevent and control HPAI and the implications for disease impacts. Animal disease management involves both ex ante investments to reduce the probability of infection and ex post actions to contain the spread of disease once introduced. The public sector can play an important part in disease mitigation through provision of public disease prevention and control. Another vital role for government in mitigating the potential impacts of HPAI is in the development of well-designed policies to induce socially optimal ex ante private investment while providing incentives for truthful disclosure of disease status. This study employs an economic epidemiology framework to examine the effects of farmer behavior on disease introduction and transmission and to analyze the effects of public policy decisions under alternative scenarios. © 2007 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society.

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Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics

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EISSN

1744-7976

ISSN

0008-3976

Publication Date

December 1, 2007

Volume

55

Issue

4

Start / End Page

471 / 483

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management
  • 1402 Applied Economics
 

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Beach, R. H., Poulos, C., & Pattanayak, S. K. (2007). Farm economics of bird flu. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 55(4), 471–483. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7976.2007.00103.x
Beach, R. H., C. Poulos, and S. K. Pattanayak. “Farm economics of bird flu.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55, no. 4 (December 1, 2007): 471–83. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7976.2007.00103.x.
Beach RH, Poulos C, Pattanayak SK. Farm economics of bird flu. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2007 Dec 1;55(4):471–83.
Beach, R. H., et al. “Farm economics of bird flu.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 55, no. 4, Dec. 2007, pp. 471–83. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1744-7976.2007.00103.x.
Beach RH, Poulos C, Pattanayak SK. Farm economics of bird flu. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2007 Dec 1;55(4):471–483.
Journal cover image

Published In

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics

DOI

EISSN

1744-7976

ISSN

0008-3976

Publication Date

December 1, 2007

Volume

55

Issue

4

Start / End Page

471 / 483

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management
  • 1402 Applied Economics