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FAO publications


Stop African swine fever (ASF): Public and private partnering for success (2021)
Report of the online event. 14–28 June 2021

Global Control of African swine fever. A GF-TADs initiative (2021)
2020 Annual report

African swine fever: An unprecedented global threat A challenge to livelihoods, food security and biodiversity. Call for action (2021)
Report of the webinar, 26-30 October 2020

Good emergency management practice - The essentials (2021)

There is no African swine fever vaccine yet (2021)
Twitter cards: card1, card2, card3, card4, card5, card6, card7

FAO FOOD OUTLOOK (May 2019, ASF special report from p65; Nov.2020, June 2021)

Addressing African Swine Fever: Laboratory protocols and algorithms (2020)
In collaboration with the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP, formerly AAHL)

Risk communication in animal disease outbreaks and emergencies
Laboratory protocols and algorithms (2020)

Carcass management guidelines - Effective disposal of animal carcasses and contaminated materials on small to medium-sized farms (2020)

Global control of African swine fever: A GF-TADs initiative (2020)
Also available in: Chinese - Spanish - French - Russian

Biosecurity practices and border control to stop the spread of
African swine fever

African Swine Fever in wild boar: Ecology and biosecurity (2019)
Also available in : Korean - Lithuanian - Spanish

African Swine Fever threatens People's Republic of China - A rapid risk assessment of ASF introduction (2019)

Carcass management for small- and medium-scale livestock farms. Practical considerations (2018)
Also available in: French - Romanian - Russian - Serbian - Spanish - Ukrainian

African swine fever, a transboundary threat that requires regional and international cooperation (2018)

African swine fever (ASF) detection and diagnosis. A manual for veterinarians (2017)
Also available in: Albanian - Chinese - Lithuaninan - Macedonian - Serbian - Spanish - Russian

Regional strategy for the control of ASF in Africa (2017)

Африканская чума в Российской Федерации (2007–2012 гг.)
[African swine fever in the Russian Federation (2007-2012)] (2014)
Only available in Russian

The Global Platform for African swine fever and other important diseases of swine (2014)

African swine fever training activities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2014)

The Global Platform for African swine fever and other important diseases of swine (2014)

African swine fever in the Russian Federation: risk factors for Europe and beyond (May 2013)

African Swine Fever (ASF) recent developments - timely updates Worrisome dynamics: Steady spread towards unaffected areas could have disastrous impact (2012)

Good practices for biosecurity in the pig sector – Issues and options in developing and transition countries (2010)
Also available in: Chinese - French

FAO takes a close look at the threat of African swine fever introduction into Eastern Europe (2010)

Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans (2009)
Also available in: Armenian - Georgian - French - Russian - Spanish

African swine fever spread in the Russian Federation and the risk for the region (2009)

African swine fever in the Caucasus (2008)

Manual on the preparation of African swine fever contingency plans (2001)


Scientific publications


Transboundary spread of pig diseases: the role of international trade and travel
BMC Vet Res. 2019;15(1):64

Epidemiology of African swine fever in Africa today: sylvatic cycle versus socio-economic imperatives
Transbound Emerg Dis. 2019;66(2):672-686

Descriptive and multivariate analysis of the pig sector in Georgia and its implications for disease transmission
PLoS ONE 2018; 13(8): e0202800

Wild boar mapping using population-density statistics: from polygons to high resolution raster maps
PloS ONE 2018; 13(5): e0193295

The African swine fever epidemic in West Africa, 1996 – 2002
Transbound Emerg Dis. 20168;65:64–76

Modeling the live-pig trade network in Georgia: Implications for disease prevention and control
PLoS ONE 2017; 12(6): e0178904


Non-FAO useful resources


OIE guidelines on compartmentalisation for ASF (2021)

Stop ASF by NAQIA (Papua New Guinea Biosecurity)




Be a Champion Farmer!- Biosecurity is key to stop African Swine Fever
Also available in: Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese, four languages used in Indonesia (Bahasa, Bali, Batak, Kupang), Nepali, Burmese, Malay and Iban Sarawak 

Biosecurity is key to stop African Swine Fever - Be a Champion Farmer! (2020)
Also available in: Bahasa - Bali - Batak - Khmer - Kupang - Lao - Vietnamese

Raising awareness about African swine fever in Ukraine (2016)

African Swine Fever spreads to the Philippines
FAO Target Zero Hunger podcast

Response to rumours on African Swine Fever (ASF) treatment in Viet Nam
Interview to Pawin Padungtod, FAO ECTAD Senior Technical Coordinator

African Swine Fever spreads to the Philippines
FAO Target Zero Hunger podcast


Meetings resources


GF-TADs virtual meeting
Stop ASF: Public and private partnering for success

Webinar recording: City University of Hong Kong/OIE on ASF cross-border risk assessment study in South-East Asia (2021)
More: recording1, recording2, recording3

GF-TADs webinar 'An unprecedented global threat - Call for action' (2020)
More: Meeting report

GF-TADs Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever in Europe

Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) 24-25 August 2020