The Global Platform for African swine fever and other important diseases of swine
Proceedings - Rome, Italy5-7 November 2013
With the generous support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), FAO brought together key stakeholders with the aim to establish a Global Platform that could coordinate ASF early warning, prevention and progressivecontrol efforts. Participants included i) international organizations; ii) development agencies; iii) regional organizations; iv) governments; v) research institutions; vi) reference laboratories; and vii) the private sector.The objectives of the meeting were to:
Present the Platform’s concept, including vision, mission and goals.
Clarify stakeholder expectations with regard to the Platform.
Decide on the network’s membership, structure, sustainability and governance
Define the Platform’s scope of action for the short and medium term.