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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)

Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF (2010 – ongoing)

The STDF was established as a Trust Fund by the WTO, World Bank, WHO, FAO and the OIE at the Doha WTO Ministerial Conference in November 2001 in order to assist developing countries enhance their expertise and capacity to implement international SPS standards referred to in the SPS Agreement of the WTO. The assistance of STDF provided to developing countries responds to the fundamental requirement that traded agricultural products are safe, and do not pose risks to human, animal and plant health. From the perspective of developing countries the capacity to comply with national regulations and international standards in the SPS area is often a crucial factor in order to gain and maintain market access for agricultural products. Over the years, STDF has become an increasingly relevant vehicle for effective coordination among technical cooperation providers, the mobilization of funds required for technical assistance, the exchange of experience and the dissemination of good practice in relation to the delivery of SPS-related technical assistance. The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has made a multi-annual contribution to STDF to support multilateral efforts for trade development. Along with this contribution, SECO has given a monitoring mandate to SAFOSO to strengthen SECO’s position as active donor.