Global Control of African swine fever. A GF-TADs initiative – 2020 annual report
The current African swine fever epizootic is a major global crisis, directly and indirectly impacting the pig industry and rural communities worldwide. In 2019, FAO and the OIE designated ASF as a global priority transboundary animal disease under the GF-TADs, and in July 2020 they released a jointly developed programme to control the disease worldwide – ‘Global Control of African Swine Fever: A GF-TADs Initiative’ (The Global Initiative). This first report on the global control of ASF aims to highlight the progress achieved in 2020 by describing the key output indicators under the three main objectives of the Global Initiative. Progress is illustrated by showcasing some of the activities conducted in 2020.