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Former FAO leader Jacques Diouf dies

Diouf was secretary-general of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations from 1994 to 2011
Jacques Diouf, former director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), died August 17, 2019. He was 81.
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Laos reports first cases of African swine fever

And research around development of a vaccine against the disease is promising
Research has revealed a promising new approach for the development of a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) for pigs. While no outbreaks of ASF affecting commercial pig herds in any country have been officially reported in the past week, there have been further cases among village herds in Romania and Vietnam, and the disease has spread to Laos.
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South Korea raises ASF preparedness level

New outbreaks of African swine fever reported in several countries
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.
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African swine fever hits a third Polish pig farm

New outbreaks also confirmed across Asia and Europe
That African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed at two commercial farms in different regions of Poland within one month must be matter for concern for a country fighting a long-running battle against the disease in its wild boar population. New outbreaks of the disease have also been confirmed in domestic pigs in China, Hong Kong, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
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Astral Foods: Municipal water woes hurting company

South African poultry company is experiencing water supply interruptions at its plant in Lekwa area
South African poultry company Astral Foods says the deterioration of the municipal infrastructure of the Lekwa municipality has led to water supply interruptions to the company’s poultry processing plant in the area.
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