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FROM BUSINESS WORLD: US to train local staff vs African Swine Fever

Author: DA Press Office | 22 July 2022

THE US and Philippine Agriculture departments said they jointly launched a project to further insulate the Philippine hog industry from African Swine Fever (ASF).

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide training to officials from the Philippine Department of Agriculture to improve veterinary services to ensure safe pork and pork products.

“Since our initial conversation with the Philippine government a few years ago, the opportunity to better understand ASF and the benefits for both countries were always clear,” National Pork Producers Council President Terry Wolters said in a statement.

Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines President Rolando E. Tambago said that the project is a “timely initiative that will enhance the industry’s competence in disease control.”

“The knowledge gained from the project can be cascaded to our Asian neighbors to better equip farmers in their fight against ASF,” National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc. President Chester Warren Y. Tan added.


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