SSC Mexico

The Strategic sector cooperation (SSC) entails government to government cooperation, in which the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration functions as the Danish partner authority in different SSC projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The SSC in Mexico focuses on pig meat production with the aim of strengthening the prevention and management of animal diseases.

Mexico has a particular interest in the prevention of African swine fever, but the cooperation also includes capacity building in relation to antibiotic consumption and resistance.

These are areas where Denmark has great expertise and can contribute to capacity building in both the public and private sectors in Mexico.

The collaboration contributes to a green transformation of pig meat production in Mexico through the prevention of livestock diseases and thereby limiting food loss.

At the same time the reduced consumption of antibiotics in production will reduce the risk of the occurrence of antibiotic resistance.

Registration systems for traceability and drug consumption

Phase II of the project is expected to start on of August 2023, and it is expected to work on the development of registration systems for traceability and drug consumption in the pork sector.

The prior activities on the prevention of African swine fever and antibiotic resistance will continue in the phase II of the project.