In June 2010, KYEEMA signed an agreement with FAO to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary approach to common border HPAI surveillance sampling.
KYEEMA, as a key partner in the cross-border disease surveillance mission, implemented a sociological investigation using participatory approaches to investigate and analyse information on:
Appropriateness of bio-security measures (including movement controls, use of natural and artificial borders, commercial management and husbandry practices);
Cross-border legal and illegal poultry trade flows, including quantification of trade;
Knowledge of the detection, identification and surveillance of diseases in the different target groups, specifically HPAI; and
Analysis of factors affecting HPAI preparedness as well as gender differences in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour in relation to poultry trade and HPAI.