Cost/Benefit Analysis of Aquatic Animal Health Management
VetEffecT has been awarded an Aquatic Animal Health study by IFC on improving biosecurity in aquaculture and to perform related cost-benefit assessments for Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Peru and Vietnam. Involved species involve shrimp, fresh water rainbow trout, ornamental fish, pangasius and seaweed.
The aquaculture industry is a sector of growing importance to feed the world. However, in the past it experienced several huge disease outbreaks, and still today the sector is at risk for several diseases, that can have devastating consequences for the sector, such as for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in shrimp in Madagascar in 2011, and Tilapia in Peru in 2018.
The services provided are:
- undertake analyses of the key aquaculture sectors in four case study countries (CSC);
- identify aquatic animal health (AAH) interventions which are most likely produce a return on investment;
- based on the country case studies produce World Bank Technical Report on the economics of aquatic animal diseases.