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Successes against avian influenza in Bangladesh and Viet Nam

14 March 2012, Rome - By using a mobile phone in Bangladesh, the SMS Gateway system has dramatically changed the time it takes for the government to receive and respond to reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks.

The Farmers Club of Thoi Quang commune in Viet Nam’s Kien Giang province is a living demonstration of the remarkable improvements in livelihoods, hygiene, farm safety practices, and general wellbeing that can come about when poultry farmers become empowered through dialogue and sharing experiences.


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