RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) estimated that the arrival of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Brazil would lead to economic losses of up to 5.5 billion dollars in the first year alone.
Their figures indicated that currently, 23% of the pork produced in the South American country is exported, so the first effect of the disease’s arrival would be that this volume would remain in the domestic market, causing surpluses.
Luizinho Caron, a researcher in the virology area of the organization, explained that the excess supply would result in a sharp drop in . . .