African swine fever spreads over 62 localities Society

African swine fever spreads over 62 localities

African swine fever (ASF) has spread across 62 out of 63 provinces and centrally-run cities in the country, forcing the cull of more than 3.3 million pigs, the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on July 11.
Vietnam develops anti-African swine fever vaccine Health

Vietnam develops anti-African swine fever vaccine

A vaccine against African swine fever (AFS) virus by the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) has produced initial positive outcomes on experimental scale, unveiled Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong.
African swine fever continues to spread Society

African swine fever continues to spread

African swine fever has been reported in two new provinces - the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and the southern province of Ca Mau, raising the total number of localities affected by the virus to 46.
A/H5N6 avian flu outbreak reported in Lang Son Society

A/H5N6 avian flu outbreak reported in Lang Son

A new outbreak of A/H5N6 avian influenza has been reported in Trang Dinh district, the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, said head of the provincial animal health agency Nguyen Nam Hung.
Practical reforms required for better agriculture: Gov't Business

Practical reforms required for better agriculture: Gov't

The Prime Minister, the Government and enterprises want ministries and agencies to carry out practical reforms, particularly those removing unnecessary administrative procedures, to create a better business climate in agriculture, a Government official said.
Measures needed to prevent ASF reaching southern Vietnam Health

Measures needed to prevent ASF reaching southern Vietnam

African swine fever (ASF) posed a substantial threat to the pig farming industry although measures have been taken to stop the disease from spreading, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong at the first meeting of the national steering committee for the prevention and control of ASF in Hanoi on March 26.
Department denies that FAO advised declaration of ASF national emergency Health

Department denies that FAO advised declaration of ASF national emergency

The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development affirmed (MARD) on March 20 that the information carried by some foreign news agencies with the content “FAO recommends Vietnam to declare African swine fever (ASF) as a state of national emergency” is inaccurate.