African Swine Fever Economics

Portfolio: Risk Management

Project Title: African Swine Fever (ASF) Economics

Status: In Progress

Overview: Cross Border Threat Screening & Supply Chain Defense (CBTS), a DHS Center of Excellence, is collaborating with IIAD to lead an African Swine Fever (ASF) Economics Study that will measure the economic impacts of the ASF virus on U.S. supply chains in the Food and Agriculture sector.   The objectives of the project include:

  1. To measure economic impacts on the U.S. pork production supply chain.
  2. To estimate the economic welfare impacts on the U.S. pork supply chain.
  3. To estimate the direct, indirect, and induced effects of the U.S. swine industry, allied industries, and non-agricultural industries.
  4. To determine the duration for which economic indicator impacts can be categorized at the regional, national, and international levels.

Project Duration: 2 years

IIAD Project Team: Heather Simmons, Jimmy Tickel

External Consultants: Jonathan Rushton, Dustin Pendell, Amanda Hagerman.

External Partners: Kansas State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Liverpool.

Outcomes, Solutions, & Impact: TBD