## Upcoming webinars

We organise regular webinars as part of the activities of our networks. Please click here to find out more or join EuFMD Networks.

EuFMD Progressive Control Practitioners’ Network

23rd November 2017

How to identify risk hotspots?

Ø  The PCPractitioner Network is an online network for people working on controlling FMD in endemic countries

Ø  This month, the Network discusses how to identify risks for FMD introduction into and spread within your country

Ø  It will help to control FMD more effectively with less resources

**Webinar**

23rd November 2017 - 11.00 am Central European Time (CET) - In English

Agenda

This webinar opens our fourth PCPractitioner’s Network month and we will introduce:

1)       Value chain analysis: An analytical framework for determining how people manage domestic livestock and their products.

2)       Risk analysis: A system for assessing disease risk.

3)       Combination of value chain analysis and risk analysis to understand risks for FMD transmission and identify risk hotspots in order to plan control measures.

In the weeks after the first webinar, we will ask anyone willing to present her/his experiences of risk analysis along the value chains.

Facilitation by

Chris Bartels – is the EuFMD Component Manager for the PCP-FMD. He has a background in veterinary epidemiology in Asia and Africa.

To join the webinar

Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 11.00 hrs Central European Time

##### Market Impact of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Strategies: A UK Case Study

7 December 2017 at 12.30 CET (Rome time)

by Dr Siyi Feng

(Agricultural Economist at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Economic impact assessments of foot-and-mouth disease control strategies are often based on benefit–cost framework, which provide detailed information on the changes in profit for a farm or budget implications for a government. However, this framework cannot capture price effects caused by changes in production due to culling of animals; access to international markets; and consumers’ reaction. These three impacts combine to affect equilibrium within commodity markets. In light of the increasing interest in the use of vaccination in controlling FMD in countries previously free from the disease, this study uses a partial equilibrium modelling framework based on outputs from an epidemiology model to demonstrate the potential market consequences of alternative FMD control strategies in the case of the UK.