Associate Professor Robyn Alders

AO, BSc(Vet), BVSc, DipVetClinStud, PhD
Principal Research Fellow

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61-2-86271771
Fax +61-2-9351 1618

Website Food security in Africa
Family chook farms
Newcastle disease control

Biographical details

Robyn was born and raised on a grazing property on the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. For over 20 years, she has worked closely with smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague. For much of this time, she has been working on the development of sustainable Newcastle disease (ND) control in poultry in rural areas as this disease is a key constraint to small livestock producers, many of whom own only poultry. The ND control activities have included project management; epidemiology; production and quality control of thermotolerant ND vaccine; development and testing of innovative extension materials; community development; incorporating ethnoveterinary knowledge; training of extension personnel, animal health workers, livestock officers and laboratory personnel; and the development of user-pays schemes. Since 2004, Robyn has been involved with highly pathogenic avian influenza control and preparedness in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. In Indonesia, she oversaw the training and communication components of the FAO HPAI Participatory Disease Surveillance and Response Program from May 2007 to September 2009.From May 2008 to June 2011, Robyn directed the International Veterinary Medicine Program at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in the USA and remains an Adjunct Associate Professor with this program. From July 2011 to May 2012, Robyn was the Team Leader of a Newcastle disease control project in Angola implemented by the KYEEMA Foundation and funded by the European Union. In August 2012, she rejoined the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney as a Principal Research Fellow to pursue domestic and international food and nutrition security research and development activities.

In January 2011, Robyn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to veterinary science as a researcher and educator, to the maintenance of food security in developing countries through livestock management and disease control programs.

Research interests

Robyn believes that livestock research can directly contribute to ecologically sustainable development and improved livelihoods for rural communities both in Australia and internationally. She has a keen interest in food and nutrition security, gender equity and science communication.

Teaching and supervision

Food and nutrition security, animal health, One Health and sustainable development

Current projects

  • ACIAR - Strengthening food and nutrition security through family poultry and crop integration in Tanzania and Zambia (http://aciar.gov.au/aifsc/projects/strengthening-food-and-nutrition-security-through-family-poultry-and-crop-integration)
  • Australian Department of Agriculture and DFAT - Timor Leste Village Poultry Health and Biosecurity Program
  • Australia Africa Universities Network - Building an AAUN coalition to support improved nutrition and health of children under 5 years, pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Kyeema Foundation - Supporting food security and capacity building in African Union member states through the sustainable control of Newcastle disease in village chickens

Awards and honours

  • 2014 Received a Crawford Fund medal for extensive work & impact in Asia & Africa August
  • 2012 The Wesley College Foundation Medal, September 2012
  • 2011 Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to veterinary science as a researcher and educator, to the maintenance of food security in developing countries through livestock management and disease control programs.
  • 2011 The University of Sydney 2011 Alumni Award for International Achievement
  • 2006 the Belle Bruce Reid Medal, awarded by the University of Melbourne to outstanding women Veterinary Scientists. November 2006.
  • 2002 The Kesteven Medal, awarded by the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in recognition of distinguished contributions to international veterinary science in the field of technical and scientific assistance to developing countries.

In the media

Staff honoured for human rights work

May 2016

Australian-assisted animal vaccination project helps deliver food security in East Timor

Apr 2016

ABC (Radio National, South West WA, Illawarra) spoke to Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about a project in East Timor designed and supported by the Australian government to vaccinate chickens

Mar 2016

Robyn Alders: saving chooks, empowering women

Mar 2016

The Canberra Times profiled Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science in relation to her contribution to food and nutrition security in developing regions.

Mar 2016

Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was interviewed on ABC Rural about the recent ‘Resetting the Australian table: adding value and adding health’ symposium, held at the University of Sydney

Mar 2016

Farmers have a role in reducing obesity and malnutrition: health experts

Aug 2015

ABC Classic FM mentioned a symposium, ‘Resetting the Australian table: adding value and adding health’ was held at the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was also interviewed about the symposium on Radio Adelaide.

Mar 2015

Recognising the role of women in strengthening food and nutrition security

Mar 2015

Why mixed family farming is crucial to supporting balanced and diverse diets through the seasons

Dec 2014

Children and Chickens - A path to better nutrition in Africa

Aug 2014

We need to grow the right food to feed a healthier diet in Australia

Aug 2014

Vaccine offers new hope for chicken farmers

Mar 2014

Safe, nutritious food for all - the challenge of food security in the 21st century

Mar 2014

Robyn was interviewed by John Scott of Radio 4BC in Brisbane on issues relating to food security and the book “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.”

Mar 2014

More food not the solution to malnutrition

Oct 2013

Feeding the world: addressing gender divides could help reduce malnutrition

Sep 2013

Vaccine for Newcastle Disease in Village Poultry Transforms the Lives of African Farmers - Video

Jul 2013

African Women Adopt Vaccine in Fight Against Poverty. Newcastle Disease Control in Village Chickens

Jul 2013

Why mixed family farming is crucial

Dec 2012

A profile on veterinarian Dr Robyn Alders, Crawford Fund

Nov 2012

Good Practices for Family Poultry Production

Oct 2012

Addressing the issue of our time: Experts meet in Nairobi to shape new nutrition program for Africa by new Australian food security centre

Sep 2012

Smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia: The challenges and rewards of sustainable Newcastle disease control

Aug 2012

International links

Tanzania

(ACIAR; KYEEMA Foundation, Tanzanian Veterinary Laboratory Agency) Chronic food insecurity and undernutrition are high-priority issues for Tanzania and Zambia, with both countries having high rates of stunting in children. Family poultry (which comprises extensive and small-scale, intensive poultry production) have a special place in food security as they are owned by between 70% and 99% of households and are frequently the only livestock under the control of women. Improved family poultry production can increase nutritional outcomes directly by providing meat and eggs and indirectly by providing cash income to purchase food. Poultry meat and eggs provide high quality protein and micronutrients (e.g. zinc, vitamin A and iron), which provide wholesome nutrition and are important for child growth. Lack of access to agricultural extension, inputs and markets by female poultry farmers has resulted in minimal small-scale commercial farming opportunities for women. Family nutritional status in these countries is low and improving women¿s poultry production may improve overall nutrition status and health in pregnant women and children. The aim of this project is to reduce childhood undernutrition by analysing and testing opportunities to enhance the key role that women play in improving poultry and crop integration and efficiency to strengthen household nutrition. It will assess existing family poultry-crop systems and poultry value chains, and test interventions to improve the efficiency and integration of both. It will also assess the role of women farmers¿who are often responsible for chickens and secondary crops. The impact of improved poultry-crop systems on family nutrition, income and childhood stunting will be investigated. The project will also build capacity of the researchers and key institutions involved.

Selected grants

2015

  • Increasing the development impact of agricultural research; McConchie R, Alders R; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Federal)/Australia Awards Africa.
  • Nutrition-sensitive Value Chains Workshop; Alders R; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Conference Support Funds.
  • Developing a model for understanding and promoting dietary diversity in Zambia; Alders R, Darnton-Hill I, Li M; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).

2014

  • USyd and Base Titanium project Development of a commercailly sustainable, community based and owned poultry out-grower industry in Kwale County Kenya.; Alders R, Singh M; Base Titanium Limited/Research Support.
  • Strengthening food and nutrition security through family poultry and crop integration in Tanzania and Zambia; Alders R, Li M, McConchie R, Simpson J, Mor S, Young M; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).

2012

  • Supporting food security and capacity building in African Union member states through the sustainable control of Newcastle disease in Village chickens; Alders R; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Project Support.
  • Strengthening food security through family poultry and crop integration in Eastern and Southern Africa; Alders R, Li M, Mor S, Farrell P; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).

2011

  • A Framework for understanding adoption of vaccines-the case of Newcastle disease in Kenya and Tanzania; Young J, Alders R; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Project Support.

2009

  • Emerging Pandemic Threats Program: RESPOND; Tzipori S, Alders R; United States Agency for International Development/Research Support.

2008

  • Reduction and Control of Newcastle disease in Angola; Alders R; Kyeema Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

Download citations: PDF RTF Endnote

Books

  • Young, M., Alders, R. (2012). Controlling Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens. Australia: Australian Government.

Edited Books

  • Ahlers, C., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Cambaza, A., Harun, M., Mgomezulu, R., Msami, H., Pym, R., Wegener, P., Wethli, E., et al (2009). Improving Village Production: a manual for field workers and trainers. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Book Chapters

  • Fritz, S., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Msami, H., Mtambo, K. (2016). Tanzania's Food Security: seeking sustainable agricultural intensification and dietary diversity. In Udaya Sekhar Nagotha (Eds.), Food Security and Development: Country case Studies, (pp. 174-204). USA: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]
  • Bagnol, B., Sonaiya, F., Thieme, O., Alders, R. (2014). Assessing the situation. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 9-15). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, F., Rota, A., Fallou Gueye, E., Dolberg, F., Alders, R. (2014). Defining family poultry production systems and their contribution to livelihoods. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 3-8). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Alders, R., Ankers, P., Watkins, E. (2014). Health, Public Health and Biosecurity. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 29-33). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Housing and other infrastructure. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 33-37). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Pym, R., Alders, R. (2012). Introduction to Village and Backyard Poultry Production. In Sandilands, V, Hocking, P.M (Eds.), Alternative Systems for Poultry: Health, Welfare and Productivity, (pp. 97-109). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.
  • Besbes, B., Thieme, O., Rota, A., Guèye, E., Alders, R. (2012). Technology and Programmes for Sustainable Improvement of Village Poultry Production. In Sandilands, V, Hocking, P.M (Eds.), Alternative Systems for Poultry: Health, Welfare and Productivity, (pp. 110-127). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.

Journals

  • Bagnol, B., Clarke, E., Li, M., Maulaga, W., Lumbwe, H., McConchie, R., De Bruyn, J., Alders, R. (2016). Transdisciplinary Project Communication and Knowledge Sharing Experiences in Tanzania and Zambia through a One Health Lens. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., De Bruyn, J., Wingett, K., Wong, J. (2016). Veterinarians, One Health and the nexus between disease and food security. Veterinary Public Health Journal by the IVSA, 6, 22-25.
  • De Bruyn, J., Wong, J., Bagnol, B., Pengelly, B., Alders, R. (2015). Family poultry and food and nutrition security. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture Veterinary Science Nutrition and Natural Resources, 10(013). [More Information]
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., McConchie, R. (2015). Gender Issues in Human, Animal and plant health using an Ecohealth Perspective. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 5(1), 62-76. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Awuni, J., Bagnol, B., Farrell, P., de Haan, N. (2014). Impact of Avian Influenza on Village Poultry Production Globally. EcoHealth, 11(1), 63-72. [More Information]
  • Gardner, E., Alders, R. (2014). Livestock Risks and Opportunities: Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza in Africa. Planet@risk, 2(4), 208-211.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Making Newcastle disease vaccines available at village level. The Veterinary Record, 174(20), 502-503. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., Costa, R., Lauchande, C., Monteiro, J., Msami, H., Mgomezulu, R., Zandamela, A., Young, M. (2013). Contributing factors for successful vaccination campaigns against Newcastle disease. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 25(6), 1-8.
  • Catley, A., Alders, R., Wood, J. (2012). Participatory epidemiology: Approaches,methods, experiences. The Veterinary Journal, 191, 151-160. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Alders, R. (2010). An assessment of chicken husbandry including Newcastle disease control in rural areas of Chibuto, Mozambique. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42(4), 729-736. [More Information]
  • Azhar, M., Lubis, A., Siregar, E., Alders, R., Brum, E., McGrane, J., Morgan, I., Roeder, P. (2010). Participatory Disease Surveillance and Response in Indonesia: Strengthening Veterinary Services and Empowering Communities to Prevent and Control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Avian Diseases, 54, 749-753. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Young, M. (2010). Technically sound and sustainable Newcastle disease control in village chickens: lessons learnt over fifteen years. World's Poultry Science Journal, 66, 433-440. [More Information]
  • Alders, R. (2009). Conservation Medicine. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 51(4), 7-8. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Brum, E., Lubis, A., Young, M. (2009). Continuing education in the prevention and control of HPAI: a case study on Indonesia. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(3), 529-531. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Pym, R., Rushton, J. (2009). Report on the Family Poultry Workshop held during the XXIII World's Poultry Congress. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(2), 298-305. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Pym, R. (2009). Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(2), 181-190. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Young, M., Ahlers, C., Brum, E., Rushton, J. (2007). Challenges and constraints to vaccination in developing countries. Developments in Biologicals, 130, 73-82.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B. (2007). Effective communication: The key to efficient HPAI prevention and control. World's Poultry Science Journal, 63(1), 139-147. [More Information]
  • Copland, J., Alders, R. (2005). The Australian village poultry development programme in Asia and Africa. World's Poultry Science Journal, 61(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Inoue, S., Katongo, J. (1996). Prevalence and evaluation of Hitchner B1 and V4 vaccines for the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens in Zambia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 21(2), 125-132. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Press, C. (1990). Cellular composition of utero-ovarian lymph during the exogenous gonadotrophin-stimulated oestrous cycle in sheep. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 2(2), 165-172. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Shelton, J. (1990). Lymphocyte subpopulations in lymph and blood draining from the uterus and ovary in sheep. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 17(1), 27-40. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Shelton, J. (1988). Analysis of ovine peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets following Ficoll-Hypaque separation or erythrocyte lysis. Research In Veterinary Science, 45(2), 253-254.
  • Alders, R., Landsverk, T., Shelton, J. (1988). Mg2+-dependent adenosine triphosphatase: An enzyme marker for ovine T lymphocytes. Immunology and Cell Biology, 66(5-6), 361-367. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Hutchins, D. (1987). Chronic Nephritis in a horse. Australian Veterinary Journal, 64(5), 151-154. [More Information]
  • Gibson, K., Alders, R. (1987). Eosinophilic enterocolitis and dermatitis in two horses. Equine Veterinary Journal, 19(3), 247-252. [More Information]

Conferences

  • De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rukambile, E., Bagnol, B., Li, M., Darnton-Hill, I., Thomson, P., Simpson, J., Mor, S., Alders, R. (2016). Chicken ownership has positive association with length-for-age Z-scores of infants and young children in central Tanzania. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Wong, J., Bagnol, B., Grieve, H., Li, M., Alders, R. (2016). Drivers behind seasonal changes in household animal-source food consumption in Timor-Leste. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Bruce, M., Mramba, F., Alders, R., De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rushton, J. (2016). Exploring the Pathways between Animal Health Interventions and Child Nutrition in Tanzania: Is System Dynamics a Useful Tool ? Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Alders, R. (2016). Food security, emerging infectious disease and our increasingly small planet. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Ltd 2016 Annual Conference, Adelaide: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., McConchie, R. (2016). Gender issues in human,animal and plant health using a ecohealth perspective. European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Italy: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • Wingett, K., Norman, C., Alders, R., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Improving micronutrient status in women and children through more efficient use of livestock carcasses. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Grech, A., Alders, R., Darnton-Hill, I., Bagnol, B., Hikeezi, D., Lumbwe, H., O'Leary, F. (2016). Nutrition knowledge, attitudes and dietary intake of women of reproductive age in Bundabunda Ward, Zambia. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Alders, R. (2016). Peak Food and Our Quest for an Ethical and Ecologically Sustainable Human Diet. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS 2016), Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Huber, U., Alders, R., Kock, R., Zulu, E., Hikeezi, D. (2016). Wild foods in Budabunda Ward, Zambia: an assessment of diversity and potential contribution to food and nutrition security. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Fritz, S., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Msami, H., Mtambo, K. (2015). Tanzania’s food security: seeking sustainable agricultural intensification and dietary diversity. Food Security and Development, New York: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, E., Rota, A., Alders, R., Saleque, M., De' Besi, G. (2014). Family Poultry Development — issues, opportunities and constraints. Animal Production and Health Working Paper No. 12.
  • Alders, R. (2013). Decentralisation and the animal health chain of command: examples from Australia,Indonesia and Mozambique. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Alders, R., Costa, R., Tounkara, K., Young, M., Bethelehem, Z. (2013). Supporting food security and capacity building in African Union member states through the sustainable control of Newcastle disease in village chickens. Newcastle Disease Coordination Meeting, N/A: N/A.
  • Alders, R. (2013). The role of participatory epidemeology in the effective control of Newcastle disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Alders, R. (2013). The role of participatory epidemiology in the effective control of Newcastle disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Thieme, O., Rota, A., Sonaiya, E., Fallou Gueye, E., Bagnol, B., Alders, R. (2012). A Decision Tool Box for family Poultry Development. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R. (2012). Challenges and opportunities for small-scale family poultry production in developing countries. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Costa, R., Young, M., Zandamela, A. (2012). Food security, poverty alleviation, women's empowerment and wildlife conservation: the benefits of Newcastle disease control in village chickens in Southern Africa. The 4th Biennial Conference of International Association for Ecology & Health, China: International Association for Ecology & Health.
  • Hamilton, J., Alders, R., Mulenga, F. (2012). Identification of constraints Impacting Poultry Production in Muchila, Zambia. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Kock, R., Fornace, K., Alders, R., Wallace, R. (2012). Is industrial husbandry an ecosystem disservice driving pathogen emergence ? And can sovereign conservation agriculture fix the problem ? The 4th Biennial Conference of International Association for Ecology & Health, China: International Association for Ecology & Health.
  • Young, J., Grace, D., Young, M., Alders, R., Kibaya, A., Msami, H., Bagnol, B. (2012). Newcastle disease vaccination: from technology to poverty reduction. 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Costa, R., Bagnol, B., Alders, R., Lauchande, C., Zandamela, A., Young, M. (2012). The Challenges for Achieving Sustainability in the Control of Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens in Massingir District, Mozambique. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Farrell, P., Fornace, K., Gleeson, L., Kock, R., Rushton, J., Rushton, R. (2012). The human dimensions of food safety and biosecurity with special emphasis on chronic food and financial insecurity. Emerging Infectious Diseases Symposium, Australia: CSIRO.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Crawford, G., Golden, C., Ostapak, S., Ralaiarison, R. (2012). Village poultry production Systems and Constraints in Communities Bordering the Makira Protected Area in Madagascar. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R. (2011). Security, Food Security, Biosecurity and HPAI: The importance of understanding people's perception and priorities. Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry National Poultry Biosecurity Workshop.
  • Alders, R. (2010). A One Health Strategy for building capacities for preventing and responding to disease outbreaks. Investments and Challenges in Developing a Risk-based Approach for Predicting and Preventing Emerging Pandemic Threats.
  • Alders, R. (2008). The Contribution of Improved Village Poultry Production to Poverty Alleviation, HIV/AIDS mitigation and wildlife conservation. Seminar at Gordon Campbell Memorial College.
  • Alders, R., Pym, R. (2008). Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication. 23rd World Poultry Congress, Brisbane: Cambridge University Press.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Alders, R. (2013). ACIAR Partners in Research for Development. Raising Incomes Pathways out of poverty: Joining the development dots Smallholders invome case studies, Summer 2013.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Costa, R., Farrell, P., Li, M., McConchie, R., Msami, H. (2013). Unlocking the potential of village chicken production to contribute to household nutritional security. GFAR The Global Forum on Agricultural Research.

Other

  • Alders, R. (2014), Why mixed family farming is crucial to supporting balanced and diverse diets through the seasons.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.

Research Reports

  • Young, M., Costa, R., Shirima, G., Lobo, Q., Tounkara, K., Farrell, P., Alders, R. (2015). Veterinary Cold Chain Manual, (pp. 1 - 91). Australia, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

2016

  • De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rukambile, E., Bagnol, B., Li, M., Darnton-Hill, I., Thomson, P., Simpson, J., Mor, S., Alders, R. (2016). Chicken ownership has positive association with length-for-age Z-scores of infants and young children in central Tanzania. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Wong, J., Bagnol, B., Grieve, H., Li, M., Alders, R. (2016). Drivers behind seasonal changes in household animal-source food consumption in Timor-Leste. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Bruce, M., Mramba, F., Alders, R., De Bruyn, J., Maulaga, W., Rushton, J. (2016). Exploring the Pathways between Animal Health Interventions and Child Nutrition in Tanzania: Is System Dynamics a Useful Tool ? Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Alders, R. (2016). Food security, emerging infectious disease and our increasingly small planet. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Ltd 2016 Annual Conference, Adelaide: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., McConchie, R. (2016). Gender issues in human,animal and plant health using a ecohealth perspective. European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Italy: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • Wingett, K., Norman, C., Alders, R., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Improving micronutrient status in women and children through more efficient use of livestock carcasses. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Grech, A., Alders, R., Darnton-Hill, I., Bagnol, B., Hikeezi, D., Lumbwe, H., O'Leary, F. (2016). Nutrition knowledge, attitudes and dietary intake of women of reproductive age in Bundabunda Ward, Zambia. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.
  • Alders, R. (2016). Peak Food and Our Quest for an Ethical and Ecologically Sustainable Human Diet. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS 2016), Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Fritz, S., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Msami, H., Mtambo, K. (2016). Tanzania's Food Security: seeking sustainable agricultural intensification and dietary diversity. In Udaya Sekhar Nagotha (Eds.), Food Security and Development: Country case Studies, (pp. 174-204). USA: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]
  • Bagnol, B., Clarke, E., Li, M., Maulaga, W., Lumbwe, H., McConchie, R., De Bruyn, J., Alders, R. (2016). Transdisciplinary Project Communication and Knowledge Sharing Experiences in Tanzania and Zambia through a One Health Lens. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., De Bruyn, J., Wingett, K., Wong, J. (2016). Veterinarians, One Health and the nexus between disease and food security. Veterinary Public Health Journal by the IVSA, 6, 22-25.
  • Huber, U., Alders, R., Kock, R., Zulu, E., Hikeezi, D. (2016). Wild foods in Budabunda Ward, Zambia: an assessment of diversity and potential contribution to food and nutrition security. Agri-Health Research, Zambia: WHO Press.

2015

  • De Bruyn, J., Wong, J., Bagnol, B., Pengelly, B., Alders, R. (2015). Family poultry and food and nutrition security. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture Veterinary Science Nutrition and Natural Resources, 10(013). [More Information]
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., McConchie, R. (2015). Gender Issues in Human, Animal and plant health using an Ecohealth Perspective. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 5(1), 62-76. [More Information]
  • Fritz, S., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Msami, H., Mtambo, K. (2015). Tanzania’s food security: seeking sustainable agricultural intensification and dietary diversity. Food Security and Development, New York: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Young, M., Costa, R., Shirima, G., Lobo, Q., Tounkara, K., Farrell, P., Alders, R. (2015). Veterinary Cold Chain Manual, (pp. 1 - 91). Australia, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

2014

  • Bagnol, B., Sonaiya, F., Thieme, O., Alders, R. (2014). Assessing the situation. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 9-15). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, F., Rota, A., Fallou Gueye, E., Dolberg, F., Alders, R. (2014). Defining family poultry production systems and their contribution to livelihoods. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 3-8). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, E., Rota, A., Alders, R., Saleque, M., De' Besi, G. (2014). Family Poultry Development — issues, opportunities and constraints. Animal Production and Health Working Paper No. 12.
  • Alders, R., Ankers, P., Watkins, E. (2014). Health, Public Health and Biosecurity. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 29-33). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Housing and other infrastructure. In David McDonald (Eds.), FAO Animal Production and Health: Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development, (pp. 33-37). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Alders, R., Awuni, J., Bagnol, B., Farrell, P., de Haan, N. (2014). Impact of Avian Influenza on Village Poultry Production Globally. EcoHealth, 11(1), 63-72. [More Information]
  • Gardner, E., Alders, R. (2014). Livestock Risks and Opportunities: Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza in Africa. Planet@risk, 2(4), 208-211.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Making Newcastle disease vaccines available at village level. The Veterinary Record, 174(20), 502-503. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Alders, R. (2014), Why mixed family farming is crucial to supporting balanced and diverse diets through the seasons.

2013

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.
  • Alders, R. (2013). ACIAR Partners in Research for Development. Raising Incomes Pathways out of poverty: Joining the development dots Smallholders invome case studies, Summer 2013.
  • Bagnol, B., Alders, R., Costa, R., Lauchande, C., Monteiro, J., Msami, H., Mgomezulu, R., Zandamela, A., Young, M. (2013). Contributing factors for successful vaccination campaigns against Newcastle disease. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 25(6), 1-8.
  • Alders, R. (2013). Decentralisation and the animal health chain of command: examples from Australia,Indonesia and Mozambique. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Alders, R., Costa, R., Tounkara, K., Young, M., Bethelehem, Z. (2013). Supporting food security and capacity building in African Union member states through the sustainable control of Newcastle disease in village chickens. Newcastle Disease Coordination Meeting, N/A: N/A.
  • Alders, R. (2013). The role of participatory epidemeology in the effective control of Newcastle disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Alders, R. (2013). The role of participatory epidemiology in the effective control of Newcastle disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2013 College Science Week Scientific Meeting, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Costa, R., Farrell, P., Li, M., McConchie, R., Msami, H. (2013). Unlocking the potential of village chicken production to contribute to household nutritional security. GFAR The Global Forum on Agricultural Research.

2012

  • Thieme, O., Rota, A., Sonaiya, E., Fallou Gueye, E., Bagnol, B., Alders, R. (2012). A Decision Tool Box for family Poultry Development. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R. (2012). Challenges and opportunities for small-scale family poultry production in developing countries. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Young, M., Alders, R. (2012). Controlling Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens. Australia: Australian Government.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Costa, R., Young, M., Zandamela, A. (2012). Food security, poverty alleviation, women's empowerment and wildlife conservation: the benefits of Newcastle disease control in village chickens in Southern Africa. The 4th Biennial Conference of International Association for Ecology & Health, China: International Association for Ecology & Health.
  • Hamilton, J., Alders, R., Mulenga, F. (2012). Identification of constraints Impacting Poultry Production in Muchila, Zambia. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Pym, R., Alders, R. (2012). Introduction to Village and Backyard Poultry Production. In Sandilands, V, Hocking, P.M (Eds.), Alternative Systems for Poultry: Health, Welfare and Productivity, (pp. 97-109). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.
  • Kock, R., Fornace, K., Alders, R., Wallace, R. (2012). Is industrial husbandry an ecosystem disservice driving pathogen emergence ? And can sovereign conservation agriculture fix the problem ? The 4th Biennial Conference of International Association for Ecology & Health, China: International Association for Ecology & Health.
  • Young, J., Grace, D., Young, M., Alders, R., Kibaya, A., Msami, H., Bagnol, B. (2012). Newcastle disease vaccination: from technology to poverty reduction. 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Catley, A., Alders, R., Wood, J. (2012). Participatory epidemiology: Approaches,methods, experiences. The Veterinary Journal, 191, 151-160. [More Information]
  • Besbes, B., Thieme, O., Rota, A., Guèye, E., Alders, R. (2012). Technology and Programmes for Sustainable Improvement of Village Poultry Production. In Sandilands, V, Hocking, P.M (Eds.), Alternative Systems for Poultry: Health, Welfare and Productivity, (pp. 110-127). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.
  • Costa, R., Bagnol, B., Alders, R., Lauchande, C., Zandamela, A., Young, M. (2012). The Challenges for Achieving Sustainability in the Control of Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens in Massingir District, Mozambique. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Farrell, P., Fornace, K., Gleeson, L., Kock, R., Rushton, J., Rushton, R. (2012). The human dimensions of food safety and biosecurity with special emphasis on chronic food and financial insecurity. Emerging Infectious Diseases Symposium, Australia: CSIRO.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Crawford, G., Golden, C., Ostapak, S., Ralaiarison, R. (2012). Village poultry production Systems and Constraints in Communities Bordering the Makira Protected Area in Madagascar. XXIV Worlds Poultry Congress 2012, Salvador: Worlds Poultry Science Association.

2011

  • Alders, R. (2011). Security, Food Security, Biosecurity and HPAI: The importance of understanding people's perception and priorities. Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry National Poultry Biosecurity Workshop.

2010

  • Alders, R. (2010). A One Health Strategy for building capacities for preventing and responding to disease outbreaks. Investments and Challenges in Developing a Risk-based Approach for Predicting and Preventing Emerging Pandemic Threats.
  • Harrison, J., Alders, R. (2010). An assessment of chicken husbandry including Newcastle disease control in rural areas of Chibuto, Mozambique. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42(4), 729-736. [More Information]
  • Azhar, M., Lubis, A., Siregar, E., Alders, R., Brum, E., McGrane, J., Morgan, I., Roeder, P. (2010). Participatory Disease Surveillance and Response in Indonesia: Strengthening Veterinary Services and Empowering Communities to Prevent and Control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Avian Diseases, 54, 749-753. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Young, M. (2010). Technically sound and sustainable Newcastle disease control in village chickens: lessons learnt over fifteen years. World's Poultry Science Journal, 66, 433-440. [More Information]

2009

  • Alders, R. (2009). Conservation Medicine. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 51(4), 7-8. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Brum, E., Lubis, A., Young, M. (2009). Continuing education in the prevention and control of HPAI: a case study on Indonesia. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(3), 529-531. [More Information]
  • Ahlers, C., Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Cambaza, A., Harun, M., Mgomezulu, R., Msami, H., Pym, R., Wegener, P., Wethli, E., et al (2009). Improving Village Production: a manual for field workers and trainers. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • Alders, R., Pym, R., Rushton, J. (2009). Report on the Family Poultry Workshop held during the XXIII World's Poultry Congress. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(2), 298-305. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Pym, R. (2009). Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65(2), 181-190. [More Information]

2008

  • Alders, R. (2008). The Contribution of Improved Village Poultry Production to Poverty Alleviation, HIV/AIDS mitigation and wildlife conservation. Seminar at Gordon Campbell Memorial College.
  • Alders, R., Pym, R. (2008). Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication. 23rd World Poultry Congress, Brisbane: Cambridge University Press.

2007

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Young, M., Ahlers, C., Brum, E., Rushton, J. (2007). Challenges and constraints to vaccination in developing countries. Developments in Biologicals, 130, 73-82.
  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B. (2007). Effective communication: The key to efficient HPAI prevention and control. World's Poultry Science Journal, 63(1), 139-147. [More Information]

2005

  • Copland, J., Alders, R. (2005). The Australian village poultry development programme in Asia and Africa. World's Poultry Science Journal, 61(1), 31-37. [More Information]

1996

  • Alders, R., Inoue, S., Katongo, J. (1996). Prevalence and evaluation of Hitchner B1 and V4 vaccines for the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens in Zambia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 21(2), 125-132. [More Information]

1990

  • Alders, R., Press, C. (1990). Cellular composition of utero-ovarian lymph during the exogenous gonadotrophin-stimulated oestrous cycle in sheep. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 2(2), 165-172. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Shelton, J. (1990). Lymphocyte subpopulations in lymph and blood draining from the uterus and ovary in sheep. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 17(1), 27-40. [More Information]

1988

  • Alders, R., Shelton, J. (1988). Analysis of ovine peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets following Ficoll-Hypaque separation or erythrocyte lysis. Research In Veterinary Science, 45(2), 253-254.
  • Alders, R., Landsverk, T., Shelton, J. (1988). Mg2+-dependent adenosine triphosphatase: An enzyme marker for ovine T lymphocytes. Immunology and Cell Biology, 66(5-6), 361-367. [More Information]

1987

  • Alders, R., Hutchins, D. (1987). Chronic Nephritis in a horse. Australian Veterinary Journal, 64(5), 151-154. [More Information]
  • Gibson, K., Alders, R. (1987). Eosinophilic enterocolitis and dermatitis in two horses. Equine Veterinary Journal, 19(3), 247-252. [More Information]

For support on your academic profile contact .