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African swine fever is slowing development in Uganda

Published: 10 May 2017

Uganda has the fastest growing pig production in sub-Saharan Africa. The stocking could be a good tool for poverty reduction, but constant outbreaks of African swine fever slow down positive developments.

The disease affects the entire value chain negatively, and people's actions contribute to the problems. This shows Erika Chenais in a dissertation from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, conducted in collaboration with the State Veterinary Office.

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