VOV.VN - Eight out of 10 districts in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien have reported outbreaks of the African swine fever (ASF), according to local authorities.
VOV.VN- The northern province of Lao Cai People’s Committee has requested localities in the region cease their transportation of pigs from areas affected by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak and asked the Vietnam Expressway Corporation to co-operate in enforcing tight controls on the Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway.
Dozens of pigs infected with African swine fever were culled on May 20 in the northern border province of Ha Giang, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Party Committees at all levels, local administrations and social organisations must make strong efforts to fight African swine fever, said a directive issued on May 20 by the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat.
VOV.VN -Two more outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been discovered in the communes of Dong Phu and Dong Thanh, Chau Thanh district, in the southern province of Hau Giang.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for joint efforts of the entire political system in the fight against African swine fever (ASF) which has spread across 34 cities and provinces nationwide.
The agriculture ministry has said that without proper prevention, the incurable pig disease can cause "extremely catastrophic consequences."
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung requested the involvement of the entire political system in the fight against African swine fever during a teleconference held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on May 13.
While Vietnamese livestock companies complain they are meeting difficulties, foreign companies are eager to invest in Vietnam.
The People’s Committee of Nho Quan district of northern Ninh Binh province on May 3 announced that it has been free of African swine fever (ASF), becoming the second district of Ninh Binh to get rid of the virus.
African swine fever has been successfully controlled in Ngoc Thuy ward of Long Bien district and Phu Thi commune of Gia Lam district of Hanoi, the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced.
The northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Bac Kan have declared there have been no new cases of African swine fever in the last month.
VOV.VN - The first outbreak of African swine fever has been discovered in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, according to the Cao Bang Sub-Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary.
The northern mountainous province of Bac Kan has become the second locality in Vietnam to declare the end of the local African swine fever (ASF) outbreak.
The northern province of Hoa Binh has declared no more cases of African swine fever (ASF), becoming the first locality among 23 cities and provinces affected nationwide to get free from ASF.
VOV.VN - Vietnam is studying and will be capable of producing vaccine against the African swine fever, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a recent meeting in Hanoi.
The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said.
Pork prices on the local market are dropping by some VND5,000-VND8,000 per kilogram versus those recorded in late February, due to the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF). The price is forecast to continue falling in the coming time.
African swine fever (ASF) posed a substantial threat to the pig farming industry although measures have been taken to stop the disease from spreading, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong at the first meeting of the national steering committee for the prevention and control of ASF in Hanoi on March 26.
Two animal inspection stations were established on March 20 on the National Highway No 1 section in Nui Thanh district of Quang Nam central province to control pig transportation from northern provinces and cities.