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Project manager

Porträtt av Karl Ståhl
Karl Ståhl State Epizootiologist, Professor karl.stahl@sva.se +46 18 67 41 27

Main applicant



University of Makerere

Vietnam National University of Agriculture

National Institute of Veterinary Research


Department of Animal Health and Production


International Livestock Research Institute


City University of Hong Kong



Swedish Research Council Vetenskapsrådet


2020 - 2022

ASF goes Global- a North-South-South research network for improved disease control

The purpose of this proposed two-year SRL project is to initiate a long-term North-South-South research collaboration focusing on African swine fever (ASF), a highly fatal and contagious disease of pigs.

In August 2018 ASF entered China and in 2019 it reaced Vietnam and Cambodia. The disease has since than caused the death of >1 million pigs only in China. The situation is not under control, and the socioeconomic impact is likely to be massive. With this in mind the overall aim of our network is to develop a research agenda targeting the understanding of how attitudes, behaviour and practices within the pork value chain in the new settings in Asia affect disease dynamics, spread, and the potential for controlling the disease.

Project activities include workshops, pilotstudies, networking and to compose research proposals addressing issues that have been identified as important for reaching the project goals of controlling the disease development and thus, the risk for long-term establishment and persistence of the disease in the regional pig population.

Last updated : 2021-12-07