Representatives of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), received today (16) the Director of the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Inputs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Geraldo Marcos de Moraes, in a joint meeting of the Chambers of Health and Poultry Genetics, held at the organization’s headquarters in São Paulo (SP).
During the meeting which was attended by the president of the association, Francisco Turra and technical director, Rui Eduardo Saldanha Vargas, as well as board members of associated companies, were discussed and outlined joint strategies between ABPA and the Ministry for the prevention the African Swine fever (ASF) – not to be confused with Classical Swine fever (CSF).
At the time, alignments were established for the training sessions in conjunction with members of the private sector and the public sector, the creation of an evaluation working group risks of PSA, among others.
The eradication of shares of PSC Brazilian states that are not in the area free of the disease by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) was also on the agenda.
The PSA has caused havoc in Asia. Only in China, which holds half the world flock of pork, 30% of production to be affected, as Rabobank projections.
” We move in important ways to harmonize understanding the strategy for the prevention of African Swine Fever. Brazil is free of disease and wants to strengthen their health screening for the country to further strengthen the position as a safe haven for the supply of pork, “says Turra.
Recently, ABPA created the Task Force for the Prevention of African Swine Fever (GEPESA), which will feature the participation of regional representatives of the productive sector and research bodies active in the national swine.
The group will assess and analyze strategies adopted internally and wrongs committed by countries facing the problem from the perspective of private sector activity.