November 21, 2022
New programme to support Canada's pork industry in preparing for ASF possibility
Canada has launched a $23.4 million programme designed to help the domestic pork industry prepare for the possibility of African swine fever (ASF) entering the country.
Eligible organisations can now apply for funding under the African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). Funding for the programme was set aside in August 2022 to support projects such as biosecurity assessments and improvements, wild pig management, the retrofit of existing abattoirs, sector analysis and ASF-related research projects.
Applications from academic institutions, associations, businesses, Indigenous groups and provincial/territorial/municipal governments will be accepted until November 30, 2023. The funding will be distributed over two years.
- Government of Canada