Article Image
IPFS News Link • Agriculture

The Biosecurity Myth That is Destroying Small Farming

• arclein
To tackle the epidemic, China is favouring farms with at least 500 pigs, following the biosecurity precept that bigger is better. 'Family farms will tend to disappear in favour of industrial production,' said Jian Huang, an expert at China's national pig institute. China is following health advice from international bodies for epizootic diseases (epidemics that affect animals), said Wantanee Kalpravidh, an animal health expert at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); farms are classified according to their presumed risk of infection, from sector 1, deemed to have the highest level of biosecurity, to sector 4, with the lowest.

CrytoHippie