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Perspectives on the 2003 and 2004 avian influenza outbreak in Bali and Lombok


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  • Phil Simmons

    (School of Economics, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia)


In this article, background research for potential policies to contain avian influenza (AI) in Southeast Asia is provided. The author discusses (a) factors influencing spread of AI in Indonesia, (b) ways animal health institutions in Indonesia work, (c) risk associated with AI, and (d) a possible framework for analyzing effectiveness of public and private responses to the disease. The government of Indonesia (GOI) policies and responses to the outbreak in the eastern islands' poultry industry are described. Based on interviews, Indonesian farmer responses may be affected by five factors: (1) geographical location of the farm, (2) time since the outbreak began, (3) whether the farmer was a layer, broiler, or kampung (local) chicken producer, (4) size and development of the farm, and (5) contractual arrangements under which production is occurring. A bioeconomic framework suitable for analyzing these problems is developed and presented. [EconLit citations: I180, Q130] © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Agribusiness 22: 435-450, 2006.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 22 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 435-450

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Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:22:y:2006:i:4:p:435-450

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  1. Simmons, Phil, 2006. "The Effect Of Avian Influenza On Sector 3 Poultry Farms In East Java: Preliminary Results From A Survey," 2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 139903, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.


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