BIG Cooperation Program: French experts mission (ENSV-FVI / ANSES / ADILVA) supporting the NAHPRI laboratory in Cambodia, with the participation of Laos (from September 05 to 07, 2023).
The three-year program BIG (Biosecurity in Pig Production), implemented by France in Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and Vietnam, aims to support these countries in their fight against African Swine Fever (ASF). It is managed by the National School of Veterinary Services of Lyon (ENSV-FVI) on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, in partnership with IFIP, CIRAD, and AVSF, with financial support from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
As part of the « diagnostic laboratories » component of the program, an evaluation mission was conducted in Cambodia, composed of Mr. Rami Abi Khalil (ENSV-FVI), Mr. Olivier Bourry from the National Agency for Food Safety, Environmental and Occupational Health (ANSES), and Mr. Sylvain Letellier from the Association of Veterinary Laboratory Directors and Executives (ADILVA).
The main objective of this mission was to assess the current ASF diagnostic capabilities at the National Institute of Animal Health and Production Animal Health (NAHPRI). The mission examined the infrastructure, equipment, and laboratory supplies necessary for effective ASF virus diagnosis.
The French experts were warmly welcomed by the director, Mrs. Seng Bunnary, and her team. Two experts from Laos, Mrs. Vilayvanh Soukvilay and Khamphok Phithacthep, members of the National Animal Health Laboratory of the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, were also invited, facilitating a fruitful exchange of experiences, including a comparison of methodologies and regulations among the three countries.
These exchanges identified areas for improvement and are expected to lead to formalized training programs within the framework of the BIG program.
For more information, please refer to our brochures and information at: https://www.vetagro-sup.fr/programme-big-biosecurity-in-pig-industry/
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1The program is coordinated by a member of the General Council of Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas.