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December 10th, 2019 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

The last time we discussed African swine fever (ASF) was 2018. In the article, we highlighted the devastation the disease had done on various farms.

At around the same time, unbeknown to most farmers, their Chinese counterparts had just begun experiencing the same problem. 

It was the first emergence of the disease in the Asian country, which is the largest producer and consumer of pork globally. The Chinese outbreak has run amok. It has turned out to be a pig holocaust, threatening to completely get out of control not only in the country but also in most of South East Asia and other neighbourhood nations. According to reports from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the disease has to date spread to Mongolia, Republic of Korea and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. Read more …