Applying participatory approaches in the evaluation of surveillance systems: A pilot study on African swine fever surveillance in Corsica

Calba Clémentine, Antoine-Moussiaux Nicolas, Charrier François, Hendrikx Pascal, Saegerman Claude, Peyre Marie-Isabelle, Goutard Flavie. 2015. Applying participatory approaches in the evaluation of surveillance systems: A pilot study on African swine fever surveillance in Corsica. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 122 (4), n.spéc. SVEPM 2015 Annual Conference of The Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine : pp. 389-398. SVEPM Conference, Ghent, Belgique, 25 March 2015/27 March 2015.

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Abstract : The implementation of regular and relevant evaluations of surveillance systems is critical in improving their effectiveness and their relevance whilst limiting their cost. The complex nature of these systems and the variable contexts in which they are implemented call for the development of flexible evaluation tools. Within this scope, participatory tools have been developed and implemented for the African swine fever (ASF) surveillance system in Corsica (France). The objectives of this pilot study were, firstly, to assess the applicability of participatory approaches within a developed environment involving various stakeholders and, secondly, to define and test methods developed to assess evaluation attributes. Two evaluation attributes were targeted: the acceptability of the surveillance system and its the non-monetary benefits. Individual semi-structured interviews and focus groups were implemented with representatives from every level of the system. Diagramming and scoring tools were used to assess the different elements that compose the definition of acceptability. A contingent valuation method, associated with proportional piling, was used to assess the non-monetary benefits, i.e., the value of sanitary information. Sixteen stakeholders were involved in the process, through 3 focus groups and 8 individual semi-structured interviews. Stakeholders were selected according to their role in the system and to their availability. Results highlighted a moderate acceptability of the system for farmers and hunters and a high acceptability for other representatives (e.g., private veterinarians, local laboratories). Out of the 5 farmers involved in assessing the non-monetary benefits, 3 were interested in sanitary information on ASF. The data collected via participatory approaches enable relevant recommendations to be made, based on the Corsican context, to improve the current surveillance system. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Peste porcine africaine, Surveillance épidémiologique, Évaluation de l'impact, Analyse de système, Approches participatives, Participation, Acceptabilité, Bénéfice, Porcin, Chasse, Agriculteur, Méthode de lutte, Contrôle de maladies

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Corse

Mots-clés libres : Participatory epidemiology, Surveillance, Evaluation, Acceptability, Non-monetary benefits, Corsica

Classification Agris : L70 - Veterinary science and hygiene
L73 - Animal diseases
U30 - Research methods

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Calba Clémentine, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (FRA)
  • Antoine-Moussiaux Nicolas, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Charrier François, INRA (FRA)
  • Hendrikx Pascal, ANSES (FRA)
  • Saegerman Claude, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Peyre Marie-Isabelle, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (VNM) ORCID: 0000-0002-0887-3418
  • Goutard Flavie, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (THA)

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