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

During her career, Robyn has had the fortune to receive a number of awards for her research and development activities including:

  • 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. May 2002;
  • the Belle Bruce Reid Medal, awarded by the University of Melbourne to outstanding women Veterinary Scientists. November 2006;
  • becoming the first female Veterinary Science graduate Officer of the Order of Australia by the Governor General 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. January 2011;
  • the University of Sydney 2011 Alumni Award for International Achievement. May 2011; and
  • The Wesley College Foundation Medal, September 2012.
  • Received a Crawford Fund medal for extensive work & impact in Asia & Africa August 2014.

In the media

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

ABC 702 Australia All Overinterviewed Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, on her work with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to develop a vaccination program for chickens. Professor Alders said that part of the project involves training members of the community to vaccinate chickens.

Congrats to Robyn Alders who received a Crawford Fund medal for extensive work & impact in Asia & Africa Further information :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLvLMhkEc96QErWTIcTvcUEpxKtDOTSO_-&v=V-rI5rYrGgM&app=desktop

The Conversation published a piece on the vital importance of good food to good health co-authored by Professor Michael D’Occhio from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

ACIAR’s Partners is now out, including an article featuringDr AldersAfrican poultry project. The individual article can be found at http://aciar.gov.au/files/nourishing_future_generations.pdf

http://aciarblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/children-and-chickens-path-to-better.html

ABC Radio Australia’s Pacific Beatprogram spoke to Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about Newcastle disease.

Robyn has been interviewed on Radio Australia http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacific/radio/program/pacific-beat/vaccine-offers-new-hope-for-chicken-farmers/1282254

Safe, nutritious food for all - the challenge of food security in the 21st century. On 17 March the University of Sydney is holding a public event, Good Food, Good Health: Delivering the Benefits of Food Security in Australia and Beyond, to explore this contradiction and the many complex challenges to achieving global food security please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=13222to read the full story.

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.”

More food not the solution to malnutrition:- Despite two decades of increased agricultural productivity there has not been a corresponding drop in malnutrition rates. Two new multidisciplinary projects at the University of Sydney hope to address this challenge. For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=12436to read the full story.

The Conversationpublished an article by Associate Professor Robyn Alders, Faculty of Veterinary Science, on how addressing gender divides could help reduce malnutrition in developing countries.

Robyn's work and the new project have attracted media attention recently. The first link below includes a short presentation by Robyn as part of the Australian International Food Security Centre and International Livestock Research Institute nutrition workshop in September 2012, in which Robyn and project team member Associate Professor Mu Li participated. http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews/index.php/archives/9468

A recent ABC Bush Telegraph interview given by Robyn http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2012/s3571576.htm

ABC Rural News interview given by Robyn http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201208/s3563987.htm

Presentation at Development Policy Centre, ANU given by Robyn http://crawford.anu.edu.au/events/content/video/?year=2012&id=2452

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

In July 2013, the Crawford Fund worked with ACIAR to produce a video on the impact of ND vaccine on the lives of villagers in Singida district. Sally Ingleton, the producer of the video, kindly put together a short video using the bits of my interview that were not included in the ND video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-rI5rYrGgM

Sustainable Control of Newcastle Disease in Family Poultry (pdf)

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

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.

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.
  • DUPLICATE of G156572? - Strengthening food security through family poultry and crop integration in Eastern and Southern Africa: Design Phase; Alders R; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research Support.

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

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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

  • 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

  • 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(2), 151-160. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • 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., 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(3), 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

  • Bagnol, B., Sonaiya, F., Thieme, O., Alders, R. (2014). Assessing the situation. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, F., Rota, A., Fallou Gueye, E., Dolberg, F., Alders, R. (2014). Defining family poultry production systems and their contribution to livelihoods. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • 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. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Alders, R., Ankers, P., Watkins, E. (2014). Health, public health and biosecurity. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Housing and other infrastructure. In: Decision tools for family poultry development. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • 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. (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. [More Information]

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.

2014

  • Bagnol, B., Sonaiya, F., Thieme, O., Alders, R. (2014). Assessing the situation. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Thieme, O., Sonaiya, F., Rota, A., Fallou Gueye, E., Dolberg, F., Alders, R. (2014). Defining family poultry production systems and their contribution to livelihoods. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • 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. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Alders, R., Ankers, P., Watkins, E. (2014). Health, public health and biosecurity. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • Alders, R. (2014). Housing and other infrastructure. In: Decision tools for family poultry development. FAO Animal Production and Health, Rome: the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT and KYEEMA FOUNDATION.
  • 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. (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(2), 151-160. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • 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., 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(3), 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. [More Information]

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]

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