FAO Representation
Viet Nam

Poultry Producer Survey: Gathering Evidence for a Transitional Strategy (GETS) for HPAI H5N1 vaccination in Vietnam

Publication year: 2010
Version: English
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Abstract:

Gathering Evidence for a Transitional Strategy (GETS) implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with financial assistance from USAID is to provide field data by testing a number of alternative strategies including differing vaccination strategies and the complimentary strategy of improved surveillance. The purpose of the GETS project is to assist the Government of Vietnam in transitioning from the current national, mass vaccination of poultry to more cost-effective and targeted measures for sustained control of HPAI. This survey is a part of one of the multidisciplinary approaches of GETS - the Sociological Behaviour Component. The survey objectives are threefold:
• To understand the reaction and possible acceptance of a change in vaccine strategy.
• To understand how farmers use and integrate vaccination into their farming strategy and how this can change as well as the implication of it.
• To monitor farmers’ perception and behavior change.