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Avian influenza risk environment: live bird commodity chains in Chattogram, Bangladesh

Høg, Erling, Fournié, Guillaume, Hoque, Md Ahasanul, Mahmud, Rashed, Pfeiffer, Dirk U. and Barnett, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9399-9607 (2021) Avian influenza risk environment: live bird commodity chains in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8. ISSN 2297-1769

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In this paper, we identify behaviours in live bird commodity chains in Chattogram, Bangladesh, which may influence the risk of pathogen emergence and transmission: the nature of poultry trade, value appropriation and selling sick or infected birds. Examining the reasons why actors engage in these behaviours, we emphasise the politics of constraints within a context of real-world decisions, governed by existential and pragmatic agency. Focusing on contact zones and entanglement, analysing patron-client relationships and precarious circumstances, we argue that agency and structure specific to the Bangladeshi context produce a risk environment. Structural constraints may reinforce risky occupational practises and limit individual agency. Structural constraints need to be addressed in order to tackle animal and zoonotic disease risk along live animal commodity chains.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
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Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 16:51
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 06:15

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