How Spain eradicated ASF and expanded markets

How Spain eradicated ASF and expanded markets

The containment and subsequent eradication of African swine fever by authorities and swine farmers, as well as the opening of exports, make Spain a world reference.

A little less than 70 years ago, a plane from Angola landed in Portugal and left unproperly disposed of food residues with pork. Wild animals consumed those food residues, and African swine fever (ASF) spread throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Its impact lasted until 1995.