KONO Hiroichi Professor

My DreamPoverty reduction through livestock development in developing countries

ThemeEconomic-epedemiological study on zoonotic diseases


Agricultural economics, Developing Economics


Animal infectious disease, Hidden behavior, Externality, Poverty, Epedemiology, International development

Instructable research topic for doctoral thesis

  • 途上国の農業開発,開発協力に関する研究
  • 食料・農業・農村・地域振興に関する研究


日本にいると開発途上国の農村のイメージを持つことは,なかなか難しいかもしれません。勇気を出して海外に出ると,日常とは違った世界が広がります。学生の目はキラキラ光ります。勇気を持って海外に出ることを強く進めます。 アジアやアフリカでは,経済発展により畜産物の消費拡大が進み,同時に,家畜の飼養頭数も増加しています。畜産は成長産業です。一緒に,アジアやアフリカのフィールドで調査できるといいですね。

Academic degree D.Agr.
Self introduction

Home town: Kushiro city, Hokkaido. Research: Economic-Epedemiological study on animal infectious diseases in developing countryies. Hobby: Watching Baseball gaemes

Room addressGeneral Research Building Ⅰ
Room numberE2206-1
Mail address kono atmark obihiro.ac.jp


Research Department/Department of Agro-environmental Science/Division of Agricultural Economics/Section of Agricultural Economics


Zoonos, which transmit to both animal and human, has a big effect on society frorm economic and public health point of view. WHO designated especially 13 kinds of Zoonosis as "Neglected Noonotic disease (NZD)" and strengthened the control measures.Effect of NZD has especially huge on poor people in rural area in developing countries.In background of NZD spread, there are farmers' behavior buried in social context such as; 1) Bounded rationality which limited knowledge prevent farmers' rational behavior, 2) Hidden behavior which farmers sell their disease infectied animals illicitly. In my research, We consider NZD spread as externality in economics and we search the contermeasures for control from interdisciolinary viewpoint, foucsing on Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagscar.

Extensive dairy farming in Sri Lanka
Cattle carrying glass: Vietnam

List of current research topics

  • Economic-epedemiological study on zoonotic diseases
  • Research on foreign work force in Tokachi region
Related industries Food industory, Export of agricultural export, Rural encouragement
Affiliated academic society The Agricultural Economic Society of Japan, Japanese Society of Regional and Agricultural Development, The Japan Society of Veterinary Epidemiology
Editor The Frontiers of Agricultural Economics
Academic background 1990 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM)
1992 Master program, OUAVM
2000 Iwate University, Agricultural Economics Ph.D
2018 April~ Professor, Department of Agro-environmental Science, OUAVM