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Franck Berthe

Senior Livestock Specialist

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Franck Berthe is Senior Livestock Specialist in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank and coordinator of the Livestock Global Alliance since March 2016. The Alliance brings together the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the International Research Institute on Livestock (ILRI/CGIAR), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Bank, five global public institutions committed for safer, fairer and more sustainable livestock.  
Franck was previously Head of the Animal and Plant Health Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) based in Parma, Italy. His core activity was to assess animal and plant production systems and practices with respect to primary production, ecosystems and public health. Franck’s job was to provide scientific advice to the EU risk managers and decision makers on a wide range of risks at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. Prior to coming to Italy in 2007, Franck was Associate Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI) and Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Health Sciences, exploring host pathogens relations in their environment. From 1994 to 2004, Franck has led active research in aquatic animal health at the French institute for the exploitation of the sea (IFREMER) in France and overseas territories.
Franck is Vice-President of the Biological Standards Commission of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He has served on OIE specialized Commissions since 1996.
A native of France, Franck received a doctorate of veterinary medicine, and a PhD degree in molecular parasitology. He has a diploma in bacteriology from the Pasteur Institute.