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Foot-and-Mouth Disease: New Values, Distinct Routes

Foot-and-Mouth Disease: New Values, Distinct Routes

A.J. van der Zijpp, M.J.E. Braker, C.H.A.M. Eilers, H. Kieft, T.A. Vogelzang and S.J. Oosting

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Author(s): A.J. van der Zijpp, M.J.E. Braker, C.H.A.M. Eilers, H. Kieft, T.A. Vogelzang and S.J. Oosting

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A Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak is not by definition similar to a Foot and Mouth Disease crisis. Why then did the 2001 outbreak result in a crisis situation in the Netherlands? It was not because nobody was prepared for it. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries had a scenario in stock.

The scenario was applied as intended. The scenario did what it was supposed to do: it prevented the spreading of the disease, it resulted in a relatively soon eradication of the disease and it minimised damage to agricultural exports. Nevertheless, the crisis was there. "Foot and Mouth Disease: new values, innovative research agenda's and policies" reports a process in which individuals and groups involved in the crisis participated in a joint analysis of what caused the crisis, and in the making of a policy and research agenda. The conclusion was that ignorance of the societal function of animals and countryside was the cause of the crisis: the scenario focussed on Foot and Mouth Disease control in a production-oriented environment. In reality many people perceived that the scenario and its rigid application threatened nonproduction values such as the companion role of animals and the recreation function of the landscape.

Inevitably a next outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease will occur. However, research and policy makers should seriously take up this perception of animals and countryside to prevent an outbreak of becoming a deep crisis again.

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Author A.J. van der Zijpp, M.J.E. Braker, C.H.A.M. Eilers, H. Kieft, T.A. Vogelzang and S.J. Oosting
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 80 Pages
ISBN 9789076998275
Publication date 2004
Book Type Hardcover



Chapter 1. Values at stake during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in the Netherlands

  • 1.1 The production value of land use
  • 1.2 Land use in transition
  • 1.3 Conflicting values
  • 1.4 The workshop
  • References

Chapter 2. The Foot and Mouth Disease workshop: from dialogue to research agenda.

  • 2.1 Summary and recommendations
  • 2.2 Conclusions
  • 2.3 Introduction
  • 2.4 Purpose of the workshop
  • 2.5 Problem analysis
  • 2.6 Towards an integrated research agenda
  • 2.7 Towards an integrated research group
  • 2.8 Evaluation of the FMD Workshop
  • References

Chapter 3. Evaluation of Foot and Mouth Disease policy during the 2001 epidemic in the Netherlands. A project summary

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Aim of the study
  • 3.3 Structure of the research project
  • 3.4 Qualitative impact of the 2001 outbreak of FMD
  • 3.5. Towards a framework for sociological evaluation
  • 3.6 Results of the Multi-Criteria Analysis
  • 3.7 Overall conclusions

Appendix 1. Causes and effects of the FMD outbreak and crisis

Appendix 2. Report of workshop 1: Workshop with stakeholders held 18 April 2002

Appendix 3. Report of workshop 2: Workshop with scientists held 5 June 2002

Appendix 4. Participants in various activities

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