Philippines declares polio "outbreak" World

Philippines declares polio "outbreak"

The Department of Health (DoH) of the Philippines announced on September 19 that polio is re-emerging in the country, 19 years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease.
Agriculture insurance saves farmers from crop losses Business

Agriculture insurance saves farmers from crop losses

In spite of being implemented in 2011, the Government-supported agriculture insurance programme which aims to protect farmers against losses of crops and livestock has so far failed to attract farmers due to high premium and complicated procedures.
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.
Deputy PM directs fight against African swine fever Society

Deputy PM directs fight against African swine fever

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung requested the involvement of the entire political system in the fight against African swine fever during a teleconference held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on May 13.
More cases of measles reported nationwide Health

More cases of measles reported nationwide

As many as 2,000 cases of measles, including two deaths, have been recorded nationwide so far this year, according to the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health.
Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers Business

Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers

The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said.