Four countries including Myanmar have the highest potential risk of ASF: FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam have the highest potential risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus due to the spreads of ASF in Yunnan Province in China which borders Myanmar, said Dr. Min Thein Maw, Director of Livestock ...

Việt Nam improves animal farming quality

Improving the quality and safety of animal husbandry products remains a major export priority in Việt Nam. Keep reading ...

Thai activist sued for defamation as poultry firm vows more cases

A defamation case by a Thai poultry farm against an activist who tweeted allegations of labour abuse should be dropped, a rights group urged Wednesday (Nov 28), as the complainant vowed further action against “so-called human rights defenders”. Thailand exports billions of dollars of farm ...

ADB, Lao PDR sign agreement to enhance sanitary, phytosanitary management systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance Lao PDR’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity, and improve ...

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HCM City tracing poultry origins

After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allow consumers to check the origin of pork, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade on July 1 announced the implementation of a plan to use information technology to control and trace the origin of ...

Industry, Commerce seeks to end illegal pig imports

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is adopting stricter measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegally imported pigs, pork (fresh and frozen) and related products.The ministry last week announced that provincial and Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce should coordinate with relevant ...

Hai Duong calls for hi-tech agricultural investment

The northern province of Hải Dương will create favourable conditions and offer preferential policies for businesses investing in high-tech agriculture, post-harvest preservation, slaughterhouse construction and production chain development, provincial authorities said.Keep reading ...

Canada beats U.S. in pork sales to China - feet, elbows and all

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market. Canada’s pork sales to China, after a sharp rise last year, exceeded ...

Nepal burns more than 4,000 confiscated wildlife parts

On Monday, the Nepalese government set fire to more than 4,000 items of confiscated wildlife parts in an attempt to demonstrate zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade. The stockpile included parts from 48 species, including 67 tiger skins, 418 common leopard skins, 354 elephant ...

Vietnam looking to import cattle to meet increasing demands

Vietnam has requested Vientiane authorities to supply up to 400 cattle per day to meet continuing demands for beef there but authorities have asked for more time in supplying the cattle. This follows the two parties signing a contract to export cattle to Vietnam which ...

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