Việt Nam will focus on timely detection of infected cases and the adoption of preventive measures against African swine fever as well as minimise economic losses and the negative impact of pork price fluctuations on society. — Photo kinhtedothi.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is targeting more than 90 per cent of communes and wards being free of African swine fever (AFS) by 2022 and the country being free of the disease by 2025. The targets are set in a 2020-25 national plan on African swine fever prevention that has been approved by deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng. The plan also targets to have 500 safe pig breeding facilities and 50 safe livestock chains, meeting domestic demand and for export. It envisages that 90 per cent of small and medium pig breeding farms and 80 per cent of large scale ones will have bio-security measures, while also working towards a vaccine against ASF. To achieve the goals, the country will focus on timely detection of infected cases and the adoption of preventive measures against ASF as well as minimise economic losses and the negative impact of pork price fluctuations on society. Attention will be paid to the application of bio-security procedures in… Read full this story
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