Despite the significant contribution of pig industry to livestock economy and food security in sub Saharan Africa, it is faced with the devastating African swine fever (ASF) disease that kills up to 100% of infected pigs in both commercial and small-scale pig production. There is no vaccine for ASF and it has no cure.Therefore coordinated and concerted efforts that can support its effective control using means other than treatment and vaccination are of high priority. Appropriate diagnostics is extremely important for early detection of ASF and implementation of its preventive measures using enhanced farm biosecurity measures. In the absence of a vaccine, biosecurity is a forefront arsenal in the control of ASF. In this review we highlight the role of High Education Institutions (HEIs) and research organizations in tackling challenges posed by ASF by understanding the factors that can enhance its control using biosecurity measure. The review shows how higher education and research institutions have played a pivotal role towards disease control as a contribution towards attaining Africa’s Agenda 2063.
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RUFORUM Working document series