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Science Writing Mentorship Program

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan)

2018

Assessment of the risk of hepatitis E in Switzerland

2017

One Health for brucellosis in Armenia

Science Writing Mentorship Program

EU-FORA

2016

Continuous education of veterinary and food safety officers

EMPRES evaluation

Review of existing One Health Epidemiology training materials for South African professionals

SANTERO: Risk based surveillance for animal health in Europe

Biosecurity and traceability in the poultry sector in Moldova

Animal welfare at slaughter

Establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine

Understanding and combating African Swine Fever in Europe (ASF-STOP)

2015

Systematic review of the significance of the food chain in the context of AMR

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

FMD capacity building in Mauritania (2015 - 2017)

Risk analysis of potential Trichinella exposure for pigs with outdoor access (2015 - 2016)

Development of a spatial risk assessment framework for assessing exotic disease incursion and spread through Europe (SPARE project)

Evaluation of the Swiss early detection system for (re-)emerging diseases

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Armenia)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Georgia)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan)

Assessment of the Animal Health and Laboratory Information Systems in Vietnam

2014

Potential use of farm of origin information for more targeted inspection of Cysticercus bovis

Equinella - interactive data visualization

Evaluation of animal health reports (2013)

Linkage between antimicrobial usage and development of resistance (2014-ongoing)

Implementation of risk-based SPS inspections in the Western Balkan region (2014)

2013

EFFORT Project

A tool to assess the capacity of food control systems

Workshops on the principles of risk-based SPS inspections

Facilitating trade of beef to the EU (2013)

Assessment of impact of changes in meat inspection (2013-ongoing)

Use of antimicrobials in livestock (2013)

Independent Evaluation of OECD conference (2013)

Swissgenetics: Feed risk assessment (2013)

eLearning Tools

Economics of surveillance conducted in the One Health context (2013 - 2015)

2012

NEAT (2012 - 2015)

Pandemic Preparedness Workshop

Risksur (2012 - 2015)

ASForce (2012 - 2015)

Strengthening of the veterinary services in Mongolia (2012-2016)

Use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector

Era-Net VICE

MINAPIG: alternatives to antimicrobial use in pig production (2012 - 2015)

2011

Prevention and control of BSE in Costa Rica (2011-2012)

AHVLA: review of meat inspection practices (2011 - 2012)

Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership (2011 - 2013)

Syngenta: fertiliser risk assessment

Swissgenetics: optimising biosecurity at cattle breeding station

Boehringer Ingelheim: antimicrobials in food animals

Risk assessment for a medical company

Establishing risk analysis capacities in Viet Nam II (2011)

Meat inspection as a contribution to animal health surveillance (2011 - 2012)

2010

Contribution to the development of a MSc course on One Health for Massey University (2010 - 2011)

Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF (2010 – ongoing)

World Bank reports “People, Pathogens and Our Planet” (2010 - 2012)

2009

International Training Project with Hokkaido University, University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (2009 - 2012)

FMD control in Turkey (2009-2010)

BSE Risk Assessment Panama (2009 - 2010)

Obtaining an EU approval for importation of beef by a Latin American country

Control and eradication of scrapie and echinococcosis in the Northern part of Cyprus

2008

Swiss Cervelas Taks Force (2008)

2007

Zoonotic and animal diseases affecting trade in Viet Nam – national capacity building and SPS obligations in Viet Nam (2007 – 2008)

Development of guidelines for risk management in cattle diseases with Nestlé

Risk-based surveillance for Avian Influenza (2007)

Working Group Zoonotic Diseases (2007-2012)

Development of action plan to strengthen veterinary services in Georgia (2007)

Training for Avian Influenza epidemiology in Indonesia (2007)

Establishing risk analysis capacities in Viet Nam I (2007)

2006

Validation of a new serological test for Trichinella spp. (2006-2007)

Risk-based surveillance for Trichinella spp. in Switzerland (2006-2009)

Development of guidelines and measures towards the prevention of AI with Nestlé

BSE risk assessment for Brazil and Argentina (2005-2006)

2005

Raw material TSE risk assessment

Market assessment for animal health diagnostics

BSE testing recommendations (2005 - 2008)

Freedom of FMD with vaccination in Oruro, Bolivia (2005-2006)

2004

Capacity building for the control and prevention of BSE (2004-2008)

Biodiesel safety assessment

2002

TAFS foundation (2002 - ongoing)

Establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine

«This project will be an integral part of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Ukraine 2015-2018, which includes economic sustainability as a focus area. Agriculture and agricultural exports are important pillars of the Ukrainian economy. Hence, investing in reinforcement of food safety in the dairy value chain matches the strategic aim to strengthen economic sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises by improving the business climate, export diversification and integration in international trade. The goal of the project is the establishment of a modern food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine. It can be achieved through close cooperation between government agencies, private sector and non-governmental organizations», – noted Holger Tausch, Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine.

At the beginning of March, 2016 the Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine” (“Milk Safety Project”) has been officially launched in Kyiv.

A major aspect of the situation at the outset of this 3-years project is the fragmentation and weakness of the dairy sector structure, as well as the entire dairy supply and outputs chain in Ukraine. It is estimated that about 80% of the total raw milk is produced by small producers, which are characterized by very poor control over milk quality and safety parameters. Due to the lack of supply, milk processors are forced to buy low quality milk, with immediate impact on quality of products and marketability on the international market.

The project consists of three main components:

  • establishing the institutional arrangements to ensure an integrated milk safety control system by State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection of Ukraine (SSFSCPU) / the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine (SVPSU);

  • increasing the knowledge and providing modern tools for implementation of an efficient risk-based milk safety inspection system;

  • strengthening the capacity of private industry to produce safe milk products for consumers in Ukraine and abroad.

The lack of compliance with EU and international food safety standards is a major obstacle towards the export ambition of the country towards EU. Therefore, the project’s activities are focused on the one hand on providing technical assistance to the SSFSCPU/SVPSU and on the other hand on assisting the milk processing industry to put in place an extension program to improve the production of safe and high quality milk in the primary industry.

The project is implemented by SAFOSO with financial support provided by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Browse the project’s webpage: http://safoso.com.ua/eng.php?file2=about-eng. It shows our current project activities in Ukraine and informs about the goals and our partners.