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Global control of African swine fever. A GF-TADs initiative

2021 Annual report









FAO and WOAH. 2022 Global control of African swine fever. A GF-TADs initiative – 2021 annual report. Rome and Paris.



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    The first annual report of the Global Control of African swine fever a Global Framework for Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) initiative for 2020-2025 includes context and presentation of the initiative; FAO and OIE activities to achieve the objectives of Global Initiative e.g. establishment of GF-TADs working group on ASF, activities of the GF-TADs regional standing groups of experts on ASF in Europe, Asia & Pacific and Americas, on-line learning course on ASF risk communication, technical assistance to and capacity development of veterinary services and pig value chain stakeholders, illustrated with several examples of disease control at national level, regional and global levels in 2020 and future directions of global control of ASF.
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    Clean chain approach for African swine fever in smallholder settings
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    African swine fever (ASF) is a highly fatal infectious disease of domestic and wild pigs with no effective vaccine or treatment. The incursion of ASF into Asia and the Pacific region has been a major concern as the region is the major pig production area, which produces over 58 percent of pigs globally (FAOSTAT). The impact of ASF on economies and food security is increasingly worrying. As the disease continues to expand into new territories, preparedness and control activities need to be constantly adjusted to adapt to situations observed in the field that may be contrary to what was expected based on international standards or experiences from other parts of the world. Through various regional and national consultation meetings, affected countries have requested technical relevant technical guidelines for ASF control that are practical especially for smallholder pig farmers in the context of Asia (SO5). This volume is the fourth of the series of the “Guidelines for African swine fever (ASF) prevention and control in smallholder pig farming in Asia” which outlines the principles of an ASF clean-chain system for smallholder pig producers in Southeast Asia. It provides recommendations on the practical application of good biosecurity management practices combined with traceability in smallholder pig systems necessary for the continued production and supply of commodities along the pork value chain irrespective of the prevailing ASF virus risk situation.
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    African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness in Latin America and The Caribbean - TCP/RLA/3729 2022
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    African swine fever ( is a viral disease with potentially serious implications for global trade and food safety The virus remains active for long periods of time in infected blood, faeces and tissues, and there is currently no vaccine, which makes it difficult to contain the disease and impossible to control it The disease has a major impact on countries, regions and subregions generating the following i job losses ;;( loss of export markets ;;( animal mortality ;;( resource scarcity among low income populations ;;( loss of animal protein sources and ( reduction of vulnerable families’ economic capacity In the Americas there are two modalities of pig production rural and industrial Rural production is carried out by smallholder farmers, who use low level technologies and keep small numbers of animals that transform grass, local crops and household waste into animal protein This is based mainly on domestic animal husbandry, with few animals on each farm, but spread over large geographical areas In these farms, the lack of veterinary care, health control, identification and traceability poses a major risk for the introduction of ASF In contrast, industrial pig production employs specialized technologies with large numbers of animals, veterinary assistance and a well organized slaughter and marketing chain An ASF outbreak would have a devastating impact on the livelihoods of rural inhabitants who raise pigs as a source of additional income Moreover, the costs of control measures, including the culling of infected stock and disinfection of infrastructure and fomites, will diminish resilience in the affected areas After an absence of more than 40 years from Latin America and the Caribbean, the fact that ASF has appeared in the region demonstrates the need for a project to provide tools and tasks to the Official Veterinary Services ( In collaboration with the World Organization for Animal Health ( FAO has created the Standing Group of Experts of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF TADs) for the Americas.

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