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22nd update on African swine fever activities at FAO



  • The FAO online ASF course that ended on 7 October 2021 has been accredited by the South African Veterinary Council for continuous professional development (CPD). 241 out of 320 veterinarians and vet paraprofessionals from 15 of the 16 countries in Southern Africa completed the 4-week course.
  • The ASF course has been translated to Portuguese to be delivered for Mozambique and Angola when funds become available.



  • The ASF situation in Asia & Pacific update (updated every two weeks), covers the situation by country, actions taken (by countries and FAO), recommendations and useful links.
  • FAO launched a project in Lao PDR to strengthen the capacity of veterinarians to control ASF and other high-impact TADs on 3 February 2022.
  • The farm biosecurity poster for preventing the spread of ASF is now available online in Cebuano 2, Ilocano 2, Hindi 1, Hindi 2, English 1, English 2, Khmer 1, Burmese 1, Lao 1, Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Nepali 1, Nepali 2, Vietnamese 1, Vietnamese 2, Thai 1, Thai 2, Portuguese 1, Portuguese 2, French 1, French 2, Indonesian 1, Indonesian 2, Korean 1, Korean 2, Arabic 1, Arabic 2, Tagalog 2.
  • FAO, in collaboration with PHILVET Health Services, piloted a 2-week online training smallholders in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia on the application of FAO ASF practical guidelines.
  • FAO and OIE co-organized the Standing Group of Experts for ASF (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific, held online on 15 December 2021.
  • FAO and GDAHP organized ASF community forum in Cambodia (Tboung Khmum, Rattanakiri, Takeo, Svay Rieng and Kandal Provinces) from 22 November to 17 December 2021.
  • FAO launched the 3-week ASF virtual training for the Pacific Island Countries on 12 October 2021 through Virtual Learning Centre (VLC).
  • FAO and GDAHP organized in September-October trainings at provincial level in Cambodia on investigation and emergency response in Kandal, Tboung Khum and Ratanakiri.
  • FAO organized a virtual workshop on the development of ASF tabletop simulation exercises for Asia on 23 and 30 September 2021.
  • FAO supported in September Applied Epidemiology Training and ASF preparedness workshop in the Philippines (Surigao Del Sur and North Cotabato Provinces) in collaboration with Philvet Health Services.