Asia accounts for a big percentage both on pig raising (60%) and pork supply (56%) of the world. But in recent years, swine diseases, such as classic swine fever (CSF), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), African Swine Fever (ASF) are emerging and becoming endemic in Asia resulting in a drastic impact both on the economy and farmers’ livelihood. To keep pig free from disease is a key action in the region not only for relieving the pressure of industry and stakeholders, but also for enhancing food security and public health.
With support from China, the OIE regional representation for Asia and the Pacific and the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific organized the 1st Joint FAO/OIE Workshop on Swine Disease Control in Asia in Beijing on 18-20 November 2014. The aims of the workshop are to analyze the swine industry of countries by sharing information on swine disease situation, control measures and successful experiences, and discuss the situation and identifying the main gaps on swine disease control in the region.
The objectives of the meeting were to: