The disruption of trade and supply chains from a transboundary animal disease (TAD) spread through U.S. land, air, and seaports. A TAD event, such as African swine fever (ASF), can significantly impact the Nation’s supply chain infrastructure and economy in a globalized world. Pig meat is a major source of protein in the human diet, with a share of 35-40% of global meat production, currently representing an annual consumption of greater than 110,000 metric tons. ASF is a disease known for its economic impact on producers, smallholders, and emerging commercial farmers in both lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For developed nations such as the U.S., an incursion of ASF could have catastrophic economic impacts on our trade supply and supply chains.
This project proposal is directly linked to the DHS requirements for food and agricultural events that are a catastrophic event of national concern. To measure economic impacts on the U.S. pork production supply chain. (1) To estimate the economic welfare impacts on the U.S. pork supply chain. (2) To estimate the direct, indirect, and induced effects of the U.S. swine industry, allied industries, and non-agricultural industries. (3) To determine the duration for which economic indicator impacts can be categorized at the regional, national, and international levels.
Measure the economic impacts of African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) on U.S. supply chains in the Food and Agriculture sector. This research will provide insights to numerous groups such as policy makers, government agencies (i.e., DHS, USDA, APHIS, and ERS), and researchers. Because ASFv is not in the United States, this research also allows policy makers to make better informed decisions in finalizing any future mitigation and eradication strategies for ASF.
|Project Lead||Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology and Department of Animal Sciences and Industry|
|Research Team||Co-PI: Heather Simmons, DVM, Texas A&M AgriLife Research – IIAD|
Co-PI: Jonathan Rushton, Ph.D., University of Liverpool
Co-PI: Dustin Pendell, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Co-PI: Jimmy Tickel, DVM, Texas A&M AgriLife Research – IIAD
Co-PI: Amanda Countryman, Ph.D., Colorado State University
|Duration||Nov. 2022 – Nov.2024|