Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries

  • David Zilberman
  • Joachim Otte
  • David Roland-Holst
  • Dirk Pfeiffer

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Zilberman, Joachim Otte, David Roland-Holst, Dirk Pfeiffer
      Pages 3-6
  3. The Economics of Managing Animal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. David Zilberman, Thomas W. Sproul, Steven Sexton, David Roland-Holst
      Pages 59-76
    3. David A. Hennessy, Tong Wang
      Pages 77-99
    4. Richard D. Horan, Christopher A. Wolf, Eli P. Fenichel
      Pages 101-118
    5. Qiong Wang, Eli P. Fenichel, Charles A. Perrings
      Pages 119-134
    6. Thomas W. Sproul, David Zilberman, David Roland-Holst, Joachim Otte
      Pages 135-141
    7. Amir Heiman, Bruce McWilliams, David Zilberman
      Pages 143-157
  4. The Spread and Control of Avian Influenza

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Guillaume Fournié, Will de Glanville, Dirk Pfeiffer
      Pages 161-182
    3. Guillaume Fournié, Patrick Walker, Thibaud Porphyre, Raphaëlle Métras, Dirk Pfeiffer
      Pages 183-205
    4. Maria D. Van Kerkhove
      Pages 233-263
  5. Institutional Approaches to Controlling Animal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Marites Tiongco, Clare Narrod, Rosemarie Scott, Mimako Kobayashi, John Omiti
      Pages 281-304
    3. Karl M. Rich, Brian D. Perry
      Pages 305-325
    4. Samuel Heft-Neal, David Roland-Holst, Songsak Sriboonchitta, Anaspree Chaiwan, Joachim Otte
      Pages 327-351
    5. Drew Behnke, David Roland-Holst, Joachim Otte
      Pages 353-370
    6. Samuel Heft-Neal, David Roland-Holst, Joachim Otte
      Pages 371-389
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. David Zilberman, Joachim Otte, David Roland-Holst, Dirk Pfeiffer
      Pages 403-407
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About this book


This book provides an overview of the state of animal agriculture and present methodologies and proposals to develop policies that result in sustainable and profitable animal production that will protect human and environmental health, enhance livelihood of smallholders and meet consumer needs. The book combines lessons of the past, factual foundation to understand the present, analytical tools to design and improve policies, case studies that provide both empirical grounding and applications of some of the strategies suggested in this book, and finally, a proposal for the way forward. The book is divided into five parts. The first section of the book will provide an analysis of the evolution of animal agriculture in the context of the development of farming systems over the years. The second part of the book will provide an overview of some of the major strands of literature on the economics and health of animal agriculture. The third and fourth sections of the book emphasize an important case study, avian influenza with applications in Southeast Asia and Africa. Finally, the book summarizes the state of knowledge and current trajectory of animal agriculture and provides policy recommendations to both control animal disease and support research that would lead to prosperous, sustainable animal agriculture in the future. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers in agricultural economics environmental economics, veterinary science, and natural resource management and will be of interest to academics and students in those fields as well as policy-makers in government or international organizations that focus on animal agriculture, health and the environment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Zilberman
    • 1
  • Joachim Otte
    • 2
  • David Roland-Holst
    • 3
  • Dirk Pfeiffer
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Natural Resources, Dept. Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Food and Agriculture Organization of theRomeItaly
  3. 3., Department of Agricultural and ResourceUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4., Veterinary Clinical SciencesThe Royal Veterinary CollegeHatfieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7076-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7077-0
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