Lima, Apr. 10. Peru’s capital Lima hosts the 41st meeting of the South American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Commission (Cosalfa) aimed at ensuring regional intervention actions for the total eradication of the said illness.
Peru's National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa), Jorge Barrenechea. Photo: Minagri
The Peruvian Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy, Cesar Sotomayor, will address the opening remarks of the meeting, set to be held at 11:00 local time at Hotel Sol de Oro, in Lima’s Miraflores district.
The Andean nation has been officially recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as free from Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD).
Therefore, this year’s edition of the event is organized by the Peruvian Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry alongside the country’s National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa).
Attending this year’s edition of the meeting are representatives from eleven countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Panama.