Avian influenza control

In an effort to assist the Indonesian Government’s H5N1 risk management strategies, CDI and its partners disseminated useful knowledge, facilitated workshops, provided courses and training, created databases and organised international study tours.

Official project title: Indonesian-Netherlands partnership programme pertaining to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) prevention and control

Indonesia is more affected by H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza than any other country in the world. Since 2003, when it was detected in Central Java, it has caused US$ 470 million in economic losses, disrupting the livelihoods of over 10 million people who are dependent on the poultry industry.

Institutional and Capacity Development to contain the risks

In 2005, the Indonesian and Dutch governments established a partnership programme which aims to contain the risks of Avian Influenza in Indonesia. Important capacity building and institutional development requirements were formulated including:  

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  • Feasible strategies and adequate human capacities and other resources for effective prevention and control, including vaccination campaigns;
  • Improving HPAI monitoring and surveillance programmes both in the veterinary and public health sectors;
  • Improving capacity for diagnostic for early detection, monitoring and surveillance and vaccination efficiency assessments;
  • Broad access to affordable and effective (locally produced) vaccines.

Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR together with its partners, is responsible for the planning, coordination and provision of the technical assistance required for capacity development and institutional development support.

Assessment workshop

A national workshop was held to assess the past, present and future developments of the project. Main results were presented by Indonesian IDP partners on a broad range of work of IDP (vaccination, surveillance and capacity building). The workshop made recommendations on the continuation of (among others) capacity building of veterinary services and vaccination experiments and the use of sentinel chicken.

Extension and dissemination of results

Considerable energy has been put in this project, especially on socialization campaigns and production of extension material for the buffer zones. Efforts focused on the dissemination of the results of a large survey, on surveillance on incoming and outgoing poultry and bio-security advice to broiler farmers.

Courses and training


Refresher courses were organised for trainers on biosecurity in collector houses and slaughterhouses.

A Poultry Management Training for selected Bio-security advisors, was organised in January 2011 in Subang districts as well. This training was followed by 12  Bio-security Advisors, whose responsibilities are to give advice to the farmers at the village level. To strengthen the comprehension, a follow up session was organised in which 3 broiler chicken farms were visited. With demonstrations at the farm-level, the farmer as well as the trainees could directly experience different methods to increase the biosecurity of this farm.

Poultry Industry database

A database for the poultry industry was completed in 12 districts in West Java and in 7 districts in Banten, including provincial databases.

Study tour Vietnam

A study tour to Vietnam to share experiences on HPAI prevention and control strategies was also implemented. Senior policy makers and staff from the central Government (DAH and CMU) and from the 3 participating provinces attended the tour.