Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF), three task teams have been set up to deal with the current FMD outbreak, and the management of the disease going forward.
The first is a technical task team that will look at disease control measures. The second task team will be responsible for communicating information to the general public and livestock owners. The third task team will focus on trade, communicating with SA’s trade partners and reassuring them that products are safe for trading.
“We have always had a good working relationship with the NAHF and other industry partners. We are very grateful for their assistance and we are looking forward to working alongside industry within these task teams,” said Dr Mpho Maja, director of Animal Health in DAFF.
After the meeting, the media was briefed about the current state of the outbreak and the way forward.
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