Canada invests over $3 mln to improve livestock disease preparedness

Animal Health Canada, Swine Innovation Porc will receive the funding


By: Global Ag Media

via The Pig Site - 9 May 2022


Over the past few years, Canada's agriculture sector has faced many challenges, including devastating floods, a historic drought and a global pandemic. Addressing this issue, Canada's minister of agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of over $3 million for two projects to enhance emergency management, develop risk assessments and strategies to mitigate disease outbreaks.


Funding for the two recipient organisations will help the sector increase its capacity to face emergencies. Animal Health Canada in Elora, Ontario will receive up to $2,572,888, for a three-year project under the AgriAssurance Program to enhance Animal Health Emergency Management in provincial/national associations. This project will help enhance the emergency management capabilities of Canada's livestock and poultry industries, to remain ready in the face of adverse events and a continually evolving disease landscape. Outcomes include addressing lessons learned from previous animal health emergencies, improving protocols, and developing training and resources.


"As we enter into the last year of this project, we're excited to continue working with producer groups in Canada to deliver capacity-building resources and training to prepare for and minimise the impact of emergencies, said Melanie Barnham, executive director of Animal Health Canada…