FAO urges safer practices in livestock trade

February 12, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has urged countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to be vigilant in their inspection and monitoring of cross border trade of animal products. This is because transboundary animal diseases (TADs) including Classical Swine Fever, African swine fever, FMD and Peste des petits ruminants, are still prevalent and continue to pose health risks. “Climate change and trade globalization have brought more challenges to TAD control,” said Wang Gongmin, Deputy Director-General of China’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. “The Ministry will continue to provide technical support and other relevant cooperation to our best efforts to strengthen the One World, One Health practice.”