Compensation programs for the sanitary emergence of HPAI-H5N1 in Latin America and the Caribbean
FAO Animal Production
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In general, governmental compensation programs motivate the notification of animal diseases, indemnifying the producer with a fair price for the goods destroyed on behalf of the society. The objective is to avoid the dissemination of transboundary diseases of easy transmission as HPAI – H5N1.
The present report was financed and elaborated by FAO, in collaboration with OIE, and pretends to motivate the Ministries of Agriculture and veterinary services of Latin America and Caribbean countries to develop a compensation strategy before a possible outbreak of HPAI-H5N1 in the region.
The publication has a revision of the compensation subject, discussed at global level, regarding the HPAI-H5N1, and at regional level regarding others priority transboundary diseases, including an analyze of some situations in 19 countries of the Region and the recommendations to adopt the most convenient national strategy.
Table of contents
Grounds for a compensation program
The impact of the disease and its control
The purpose of compensation
Studies on compensation mechanisms
How much should be compensated
Who should be compensated
Situation in the regions’ countries
Design of existing programs
The reasons for compensation
Who will be compensated
The value of compensation
The refunding of control measures costs
The administration of compensation
The funding strategy
The medium and long term strategy
Communication of the compensation strategy
A comment on insurance
Conclusions and recommendations
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