JAKARTADAILY.ID - Indonesia has been battling foot and mouth disease (FMD) which has affected cattle in 22 out of 34 provinces.
To date, the country has launched a vaccination campaign in those provinces, along with other national containment efforts such as animal quarantine and enhanced biosecurity protocols.
To increase its efforts to control the disease, the Government of Indonesia has extended international collaboration by working closely with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and numerous international partners, such as the Government of Australia.
The Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, said in a statement sent to JakartaDaily.id on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, that in addition to maximizing vaccination as a temporary and permanent agenda in controlling FMD; the government also continues medical treatment for sick cattle and farm disinfection as the efforts to suppress FMD transmission.
Regarding this matter, the Minister of Agriculture expressed his gratitude for the attention and great contribution of all parties in controlling FMD.
Regarding the visit of the Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry, Minister SYL said that many things were discussed related to cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector.
"We discussed many things, global issues, challenges of climate change, and the needs of two countries in agriculture security for both Indonesia and Australia," said Minister SYL.