06/27/19 06:32

2nd Meeting of Standing Group of Experts on African Swine Fever in Asia

Tokyo, 30-31 July 2019

As we are aware, Asia accounts for a big percentage both on pig raising (60%) and pork supply (56%) of the world. The outbreaks and continued spread of African Swine Fever in Europe and Asia as well as the increased movement of people and commodities globally are a reason for great concern and is a serious threat to the pig industry in Asia.

Recognising the success in Europe where GF-TADs utilises a Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease, it was recommended at the 10th Regional Steering Committee Meeting of GF-TADs for Asia and the Pacific to adapt the GF-TADs Standing Group of Experts model used in Europe for African Swine Fever for Asia and the Pacific. Under the Regional FAO/OIE GF-TADs, a Standing Group of Experts on African Swine Fever for Asia was launched in April 2019, with an aim to build and strengthen regional expertise, exchange knowledge and support the Asia Pacific region in prevention, early detection, control and other activities relating to African Swine Fever.

Thanks to funding received from the people of Japan, FAO and OIE are organising the 2nd Meeting of the Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever in Asia, to be held in Tokyo, Japan on 30-31 July 2019.

The main objectives of the 2nd meeting is to share information on the current situation of African swine fever including outbreaks, control and preparedness among members. Each meeting includes a specific topic for technical experts to discuss. The 1st meeting focused on surveillance for early detection. This meeting will focus on biosecurity measures and border control for African Swine Fever in the Asian context.

- Provisional Programme

 
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