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21st update on African swine fever activities at FAO


  • A FAO-OIE collaboration produced the first two of a series of awareness-raising posters on ASF directed to farmers and veterinarians. Already available in Russian and Spanish, they will soon be translated into Chinese and French. Links to the posters:



  • In August, FAO in collaboration with OIE, OIRSA and IICA coordinated the deployment of an emergency response mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to support the national Veterinary Services in response to the first ASF introduction into the Americas since the 1980s.
  • A webpage for ASF awareness raising and updates sharing in America has been created.
  • An online training for field personnel collaborating with the ASF Emergency in the Dominican Republic was conducted on 22 September.
  • An online workshop for ASF Laboratory Diagnosis and Epidemiology was organized on 28 September, coordinated under the GF-TADs of the Americas.
  • The Regional GF-TADs for the Americas, where ASF was discussed took place on 10 September.
  • The Joint FAO/IAEA Centre are preparing a National Training Course in Dominican Republic on ASF diagnostics, with the virtual participation of the designated veterinary laboratories from in Latin American.
  • The Joint FAO/IAEA Centre will deliver an emergency support diagnostic package to the Dominican Republic and Cuba with kits and consumables for the detection and characterization of ASFV. Together with the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), a series of teaching videos in English and Spanish will be produced on ASF general info and all diagnostic procedures included in the support package.


  • The ASF situation in Asia & Pacific update, updated every two weeks, covers the situation by country, actions taken (by countries and FAO), and recommendations and useful links.
  • FAO and OIE co-organised the 6th Standing Group of Experts for ASF (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific on 7 September 2021 (online). SGE-ASF for Asia and the Pacific will meet again in December (online).
  • On 28 August, FAO, IUCN and OIE issued a joint communique encouraging members to increase efforts to address ASF and its impact on wildlife conservation.
  • The Third (virtual) Regional GF-TADs Coordination Meeting focused on ASF diagnosis (25 August).
  • FAO organized a Virtual Regional Training on Value Chain Analysis for Animal Disease Risk Management, using ASF as a model. The two-week training (17-31 August) gathered over 60 participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam.
  • FAO supported NAQIA in organizing the Pig Value Chain Workshop organized in Papua New Guinea on 12-13 August 2021 in collaboration with PHAMA Plus, DFAT and NFAT.
  • A poster on farm biosecurity is available in English1, English2, Lao, Burmese and Khmer. Soon other language versions will be releases (Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Nepali, Bahasa, Chinese, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Korean, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Arabic).
  • The FAO Carcass Management Guidelines are now online in Chinese. Also available in: Arabic Russian English French Spanish and Serbian.
  • A virtual ASF training for the Pacific Island Countries will soon be organized.
  • A Regional virtual feedback session on ASF detection and emergency response training was organized on 14 September with nine countries.
  • Half-day virtual Workshops for Development of ASF Tabletop Sim Ex Asia (23 & 30 September) to establish simulation exercise scenarios for national-level roll-out within the region.
  • Training Program in Cambodia on Investigation and Emergency Response for ASF (22-23 September, Kandal Province, Cambodia) was supported by FAO. Two more provincial level trainings are planned (28-29 September in Tbong Khmum and 12-13 October in Rattankiri).
  • The joint FAO/IAEA Centre published a paper on the molecular characterization of ASFV in Indonesia and Mongolia.