African swine fever

Update news African swine fever

In June this year, Vietnam announced that it had successfully developed a vaccine to administer to pigs to fight African swine fever, with the aim of becoming the first country to commercially produce and export it.

Vietnam becomes 1st country to authorise commercial circulation of ASF vaccine

Vietnam has become the first country in the world to successfully research and produce a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF), and licence its commercial circulation.

Vietnam closer to ASF vaccine launch

Vietnam is hoping to launch a commercial vaccine for African swine fever in the next few months, which would make it the first country to succeed in manufacturing a vaccine for the disease, 

African swine fever under control

About 98 per cent of communes nationwide have been announced as free from African swine fever, according to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)'s Animal Health Department, Pham Van Dong.

Domestic pork prices fall as pigs imported in large volume

The price of pork in the domestic market has been experiencing a downward trajectory in recent days after the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) granted permission to local firms to import live pigs from Thailand.

Vietnam imports pigs from Thailand

Vietnam has imported 250 pigs from Thailand to breed and is encouraging businesses to import more to help restock herds across the country after the impacts of the African swine fever outbreak.

 

Vietnam to promote pig farming

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong called for the country's pig farmers to redevelop their stocks safely and quickly during a conference on Wednesday.

African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread in Vietnam, with outbreaks reported for the first time in 25 communes and recurring in 22 other communes since early this year.

GDP growth of 3.82 percent in Q1 is a miracle: official

Vietnam’s GDP growth rate of 3.82 percent in the first quarter of 2020, a record low since 2011, is still a miracle amidst a global economic recession, an official has said.

Vietnam is proactive in fight against avian influenza

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the Financial Magazine about the ministry's decision to fight African swine fever and avian influenza.

Pork market suffers from African swine fever

Vietnam’s domestic pork supplies could fall by 20 to 35 percent this year as a consequence of African swine fever, according to the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD).

When will the pig raising restore to normal?

Nguyen Xuan Duong, acting Director General of the Animal Husbandry Department from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks on the need to restructure  the country pig rearing industry.

Vietnam, US jointly study vaccine against African swine fever

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has suggested the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) transfer virus samples to Vietnam to study and produce vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.

Prices of pork, face masks heat up pricing committee’s meeting

The prices of pork and face masks were the centre of discussion at an extraordinary meeting of the steering committee for pricing on January 31 under the chair of its head, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

Learning lessons for Vietnam's future prosperity

Vietnam has reaped impressive economic successes in 2019 and is expecting a bumper crop this year.

Vietnam, France partner in producing vaccines against livestock diseases

Vietnamese agencies have joined hands with a French partner on the research and production of vaccines against the African swine fever (ASF) and foot and mouth disease (FMD).

Vietnam to imports 100,000 tons of pork in Q1 to offset shortage

Vietnam would import 100,000 tons of pork in the first quarter this year to stabilize the domestic market and lower pork prices, which have surged since the outbreak of African swine fever.

Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019

One of the fastest economic growth rates in the region, the signing of investment protection deals with the EU, and the Politburo’s first-ever resolution on foreign investment attraction were among Vietnam's top 10 economic events 2019.

Russian company to export pork to Vietnam

The Russian media said on December 26 that a company in the central province of Kursk has been licensed to export pork to Vietnam, amid limited supply in the domestic market due to African swine fever.

Large livestock firms should control pork prices: Agriculture Minister

Large livestock enterprises should keep pork prices in check despite limited supplies on the domestic market due to African swine fever, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuen Cuong has said.