Poultry in the 21st Century: avian influenza and beyond

Poultry in the 21st Century:
avian influenza and beyond
International Poultry Conference
Bangkok, November 2007


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2008


The findings and conclusions of the conference are expected to assist in the identification of policy measures that address the consequences of structural change in the poultry sector. Three main themes were identified for the conference: (i) sector trends and impacts; (ii) risks and opportunities for poultry production; (iii) poultry as a development tool. For each of the themes, several authors were identified to prepare background and review papers on specific topics. Five poultry sector country studies were commissioned for important poultry producing countries, namely: Brazil, China, Egypt, India and Thailand. An expert consultation, including key authors, was held 3-4 May 2007 in Rome to further develop the topics and scope of the conference.

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Welcome address

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Sector trends and impacts

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Global poultry sector trends and external drivers of structural change
Scale and structures of the poultry sector and factors inducing change: intercountry differences and expected trends
Poultry sector in China: structural changes during the past decade and future trends
Structural changes in Thailand’s poultry sector and its social implications
The poultry industry in India
Case study of the Egyptian poultry sector
Future trends and developments in poultry nutrition
Future trends for poultry genetic resources
Perspectives on the global markets for poultry products
Global feed issues affecting the Asian poultry industry
Feed availability inducing structural change in the poultry sector
Social impacts of structural change in the poultry sector
Summary of Discussions

Risks and Challenges for Poultry Production

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Risks associated with poultry production systems
Poultry production and the environment – a review
Do old and new forms of poultry go together?
Animal welfare in poultry production systems: Impact of European Union standards on world trade
OIE standards and guidelines related to trade and poultry diseases
Zoonotic desease risks and socioeconomic impacts of industrial poultry production: review of the experience with contract growing in the United States of America
Response of the Thai poultry industry to highly pathogenic avian influenza
Food-safety concerns in the poultry sector of developing countries
Risks caused by bio-aerosols in poultry houses
Veterinary services for poultry production
Summary of Discussions

Poultry as a Development Tool

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Poultry production for livelihoods and poverty alleviation
Smallholder family poultry as a tool to initiate rural development
Scope and space for small-scale poultry production in developing countries
Village chicken production systems in Thailand
Formal and informal contract farming in poultry in Bangladesh
Getting the poultry private sector involved in the development for Africa
Summary of Discussions

Summary of posters

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Structural changes in the Brazilian poultry sector 1995 to 2005

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List of participants

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