SAFOSO participated in the 2nd annual NEAT Network Meeting hosted by Wageningen University in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Over 80 representatives of NEAT partner institutions participated in the 2 day meeting mainly dedicated to the validation of developed teaching materials.
The Network to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, policy making and research in Europe and beyond (NEAT) aims to strengthen and enhance the use of economics in animal health in higher education and professional environments throughout Europe. NEAT links 61 partners across Europe, combining sectors and various livestock industries.
Within NEAT, SAFOSO contributed mainly to work package 2, which provided an overview of the status quo of economics applied to animal health teaching activities; to work package 3, regarding the assessment the needs for economics applied to animal health teaching, training and research; and to work package 5, that promotes communication within the network and beyond.
Economics of animal health is a strong component of the work and projects SAFOSO is currently involved with. MINAPIG, EFFORT, RISKSUR and the Economics of surveillance conducted in the One Health context, are some examples of projects where economics concepts and tools are applied, providing insight into resource allocation in the animal health domain.Continue Reading