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Activities performed between
October 2004 and September 2005
(APHCA 2005/05)

Activities performed between October 2004 and September 2005

Introduction

This is a general overview of the activities in the livestock sector in the APHCA region 2004-05 irrespective to source of funding and the executing group (RAP Livestock Group, officers from AGAH, AGAP and AGAL). We appreciate the continued support by our colleagues from HQ.

The year was marked by the Tsunami and the continuous threat of HPAI and most of the human and financial resources were allocated to support countries in their fight against the disease. Only a few of the originally planned activities could be executed.

1. Personnel

1.1 Hans-Gerhard Wagner, Senior Animal Production and Health Officer and Secretary of APHCA

1.2 Carolyn Benigno, Animal Health Officer

1.3 Animal Health/Policy Officer - vacant since end 2003 - has been re-advertised -candidate has been selected - Dr Bhavani Shankar dues to start in November 2005

1.4 Vishnu Songkitti - APHCA Liaison Officer

1.5 Chanrit Uawongkun - APHCA IT Clerk - contract conversion in March 2005

1.6 Wantanee Kalpravidh - Regional Coordinator TCP/RAS/3006 and RP

1.7 David Hall - Livestock Economist (9 months) - NTE September 2005

1.8 Subhash Morzaria - joined in February 2003 as a consultant until March 2004

1.9 Supporting staff: Tuanchai Laisakun (RP), and Nawarat Chalermpao (LEAD - GEF, PDF-B)

2 Organized meetings, training courses, workshops and missions

2.1 The 64th executive committee meeting and the 28th session of APHCA together with workshop on small-scale dairying for improved food security and safety, incomes and rural employment - Chiang Mai, Thailand, 26 September - 1 October 2004

2.2 National workshop on economic impact of AI - Indonesia, 4 - 5 October 2004

2.3 National workshop on economic impact of AI - Thailand, 11 - 12 October 2004

2.4 Regional workshop on emergency support for post AI rehabilitation (under TCP/RAS/3010) - Ayuttaya, Thailand, 14 - 15 October 2004

2.5 Inception workshop - TCP/RAS/3007 - Diagnostic laboratory and surveillance network coordination for control and prevention of AI in East Asia - Beijing, November 2004

2.6 Social and economic impacts of AI control - Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 9 December 2004

2.7 1st laboratory training course on HPAI - Kuala Lumpur/Ipoh, Malaysia, 12 - 14 December 2004

2.8 SAARC expert level meeting on GF-TADs - Katmandu, Nepal, 16 - 18 February 2005

2.9 2nd FAO/OIE regional meeting on AI control in Asia, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 23 - 25 February 2005

2.10 1st meeting of the regional steering committee of the GF-TADs in Asia and the Pacific - Tokyo, Japan, 7 - 9 March 2005

2.11 FAO-APHCA/OIE/DLD regional training workshop on BSE diagnosis and surveillance - Bangkok, Thailand, 28 - 31 March 2005

2.12 1st Livestock waste management project implementation plan (PIP) preparation meeting -Thailand, 22 April 2005

2.13 2nd Livestock waste management project implementation plan (PIP) preparation meeting - Thailand, 27 April 2005

2.14 Workshop on GIS and HPAI for Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 12 May 2005

2.15 AI global strategy meeting - Bangkok, Thailand, 17 - 18 May 2005

2.16 Technical mission on livestock waste management in East Asia project - Viet Nam, China and Thailand, 22 May - 6 June 2005

2.17 Regional workshop on CSF control - Philippines, 22 - 24 June 2005

2.18 Regional training courses on epidemiology and data analysis for HPAI in South-east Asia - Bangkok, Thailand:

a. Basic - by CIRAD, 13 - 17 June 2005
b. Advanced - by RVC, 27 June - 1 July 2005
c. Advanced for regional hubs - by Massey University, 26 - 29 July 2005

2.19 Economics of HPAI control together with PPLPF - Bangkok, Thailand, 28 - 29 June 2005

2.20 Appraisal missions on livestock waste management in East Asia project - China, Viet Nam and Thailand, 1 - 15 July 2005

2.21 Regional wrap-up meeting on the appraisal missions on livestock waste management in East Asia project - Thailand, 15 July 2005

2.22 FAO/OIE/WHO consultation on AI and human health risk reduction measures in producing, marketing and living with animals in Asia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4 - 6 July 2005

2.23 2nd laboratory training course on HPAI - Kuala Lumpur/Ipoh, Malaysia, 11 - 22 July 2005

2.24 5th OIE/FAO-APHCA regional workshop on WTO's SPS agreement - Chiang Mai, Thailand, 15 - 18 August 2005

2.25 EMPRES training for the Philippines - Philippines, 17 - 19 August 2005

2.26 Inception workshop - TCP/RAS/3008 - diagnostic laboratory and surveillance network coordination for control and prevention of AI in South Asia - New Delhi, India, 23 - 25 August 2005

2.27 Regional training course on epidemiology and data analysis for HPAI in East Asia, by CIRAD - Beijing, China, 19 - 23 September 2005

2.28 Workshop on GIS and HPAI for Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 12 May 2005

3 Other relevant meetings, congresses attended

3.1 1st ASEAN HPAI task force meeting - Singapore, 20 - 21 December 2004

3.2 Myanmar - Thailand - Malaysia (MTM) meeting on FMD control - Myanmar, 19 - 22 October 2004

3.3 SAHMBA workshop on animal disease information systems - Thailand, 11 - 13 January 2005

3.4 Upper Mekong working group meeting on FMD control - Myanmar, 25 - 29 January 2005

3.5 11th OIE SEAFMD Sub-commission meeting - Philippines, 28 February - 4 March 2005

3.6 ASEAN HPAI Task force ad-hoc meeting - Pattaya, Thailand, 30 - 31 May 2005

3.7 ASEAN Working group meeting on livestock - Pattaya, Thailand, 1 - 3 June 2005

3.8 OIE/FAO/WHO International workshop on animal disease surveillance and control (at World Veterinary Congress) - Minneapolis, USA, 16 - 21 July 2005

3.9 APEC Health task force symposium on AI and preparedness for human emergency - San Francisco, USA, 28 - 29 July 2005

3.10 2nd ASEAN HPAI task force meeting - Malaysia, 6 - 8 September 2005

3.11 SAHMBA follow-up workshop on animal disease information systems - Lao PDR, 14 - 16 September 2005

4. Initiated/assisted in and follow-up on projects

Newly Approved

4.1 OSRO/RAS401/JPN - The Japan/FAO joint emergency programme for the control of avian influenza in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam (US$ 1.6 million)

4.2 TCP/PAK/3004 - Pakistan: Assistance in up scaling dairy development

4.3 GCP/MON/001/JPN - Mongolia: Increasing the supply of dairy products to urban centres by reducing the post harvest loss and restocking (US$ 1.983 million)

4.4 GCP/RAS/206/ASB - Regional - Cambodia, PR China (Southern), Lao PDR, Thailand -Transboundary animal diseases control in the Greater Mekong sub-region (US$ 1 million)

4.5 GCP/LAO/014/GER - Lao PDR: Building capacity at the grass-roots level to control AI (Euro 2.4 million)

4.6 GCP/CAM/XXX/GER - Cambodia: Building capacity at the grass-roots level to control AI (Euro 2.4 million)

4.7 OSRO/DRK/503/AUL: DPRK

4.8 OSRO/RAS/5XX/USA: Immediate assistance for strengthening community-based early warning and early reaction to AI outbreaks in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, PR China and Viet Nam (US$ 6.003 million)

4.9 Viet Nam projects WB - EU - NZ, Netherlands and US

4.10 TCP/DRK/3006(E) - Emergency assistance for the control and prevention of avian influenza in Korea DPR (not APHCA member) (US$ 218 000)

On-going

4.11 TCP/BGD/2903 - Bangladesh: Training programme for the small-scale dairy sector (US$ 364 000) - NTE 12/2005

4.12 TCP/DRK/2905 - Korea DPR (not APHCA member): Dairy goat improvement (US$ 350 000) - NTE 10/2005

4.13 TCP/MYA/3001 - Myanmar: Small-scale dairy technology transfer and training (US$ 356 000) - NTE 12/2005

4.14 NN -TF/ITA - Philippines: Environmental animal health to redress emerging insect-borne diseases constraints to small holders' livestock production

4.15 Emergency TCPs on avian influenza (totaling US$ 4.8 million):

1. TCP/INS/3001 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in Indonesia (US$ 390 000)

2. TCP/LAO/3001 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in Laos (US$ 390 000)

3. TCP/CMB/3002 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in Cambodia (not APHCA member) (US$ 390 000)

4. TCP/PAK/3002 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in Pakistan (US$ 390 000)

5. TCP/VIE/3003 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in Viet Nam (not APHCA member) (US$ 390 000)

6. TCP/CPR/3004 - Emergency assistance for the control of avian influenza in PR China (not APHCA member) (US$ 390 000)

7. TCP/RAS/3004 - Emergency regional coordination assistance for control of avian influenza in South-east Asia (US$ 400 000)

8. TCP/RAS/3006 - Diagnostic laboratory and surveillance network coordination for control and prevention of avian influenza in Southeast Asia (US$ 400 000)

9. TCP/RAS/3007 - Diagnostic laboratory and surveillance network coordination for control and prevention of avian influenza in East Asia (US$ 400 000)

10. TCP/RAS/3008(E) - Diagnostic laboratory and surveillance network coordination for control and prevention of avian influenza in South Asia (US$ 400 000)

11. TCP/RAS/3010 - Emergency regional support for post-avian influenza rehabilitation (US$ 400 000)

12. TCP/RAS/3014 - Strengthening avian influenza control through improved transboundary animal disease information management system in Asia

4.16 TCP on FMD in the Philippines (new phase)

4.17 Add on to UNDP/BGD/98 to develop livestock policy and strategy (US $ 200 000)

4.18 Regional - CFC meat commodity diversification and upgrading of meat processing technologies in Asia-Pacific (US$ 831 095 as grant and US$ 100 000 as a loan). Beneficiary countries: Philippines, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Samoa

4.19 Regional - GEF - PDF-B livestock waste management (US$ 700 000). Participating countries: Thailand, Viet Nam and PR China (to start in 2006)

Pipeline or under preparation

4.20 Bangladesh: Dairy cattle breeding and artificial insemination (draft with GoB for submission)

4.21 Philippines: Installing milk payment system

4.22 Myanmar: Dairy cattle breeding and Artificial insemination (GoM priority ranking)

4.23 Regional: Animal identification and traceability replaced by project for MTM region (draft is ready)

4.24 SAARC: South Asia GF-TADs for establishment of Regional Support Unit (proposal prepared and submitted to SAARC, meeting in February 2005)

5. APHCA information unit

5.1 Information is continuously and regularly updated and posted, e.g., influenza alert, activity reports, session reports, etc., and electronic publications from LAO-EU livestock project, etc.

5.2 Hard copies and CD-ROMs of FAO and APHCA documents/publications are distributed upon request.

6. Collaborative activities with international organizations and donor agencies

6.1 Collaboration with OIE, JICA, JLTA, AusAid in trainings, workshop and other capacity building activities;

6.2 ILRI in the area of livestock development issues including AnGR;

6.3 Contacts are being fostered with ADB, AusAID, CIDA and Governments of potential donor countries to seek funding supports for a number of activities related to the control of transboundary animal diseases in the Region.

7. Other works to be continued and planned up to end 2005/early 2006

7.1 SoW - AnGR regional consultation

7.2 OIE/FAO-APHCA advanced hands-on training on BSE diagnostic and surveillance to be organized at the National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH) of Japan in Tsukuba/Yokohama, Japan, between 30 November and 9 December 2005

7.3 PDF - Animal waste management finalization of project submission in December 2005


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