Impact assessment

Newcastle disease control in Africa

Date released
28 May 2014
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Hayden Fisher


For the past 30 years, ACIAR has funded research aimed at controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens. In Africa, the Australian Government has contributed around $10.8 million to Newcastle disease control projects, about $1.1 million of which has been contributed by ACIAR. This report estimates total net benefits to Africa of around $479 million, which amounts to a benefit of around $60 for every dollar spent. Of the total benefits, about $80.6 million were attributed to ACIAR.