NPPC supports the announcement of a new U.S.-Philippine project to tackle ASF-related issues


The National Pork Producers Council is joining the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and other leaders to announce the launch of a new project aimed to address the challenges related to African Swine Fever.

The Council’s President, Terry Wolters, says, “NPPC is proud to have worked with the Philippine government, U.S. government, and the University of Minnesota to see this grant proposal to the finish line. Creating international partnerships provides further safeguards to keep American agriculture safe from foreign animal disease so U.S. pork producers can continue to provide consumers in both countries with safe and affordable pork products.”

The Philippines has long had challenges with African Swine Fever and have sought out ways to control it. So, the NPPC’s International Affairs team came to the University of Minnesota to develop a proposal for government assistance. FAS accepted and announced they would fund the project titled “Capacity building in risk assessment to support safe international trade of U.S. pork products in the Philippines,” in both Vietnam and the Philippines.

The program will include workshops and intense training for officers by representatives from the Philippine Department of Agriculture.


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