African swine fever (ASF) is a highly lethal, viral disease of swine.It has spread in parts of Asia, Africa and Europe,and cause a lot of damage in pork industry.Taiwan domestic pork market rely on its own pigs,up to 90%.We can’t take any risks for losing this important industry.
The project uses timelines and maps to highlight what risks does Taiwan face,including pig carcass from neighboring countries, and smuggled meat products at airports and harbors,even domestic market.Under these threat ,Taiwan how to fight against ASF,it might be a great model for other countries which suffering ASF.
The project shows the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) nightmire 24 years ago in Taiwan.It crashed domestic pork industry and also let us lose pork export market.we spend many years to rebuild our pork industry.By reviewing this rebuild progress,the project highlights damage of ASF if domestic pigs infect ASF.we hope that this project can unite Taiwanese to defend ASF for protecting our pork industry.
This project is based on Nuxt.js, a scrolling-video package released by TwReporter. We use Google Sheets to arrange flash news data, and fetch data through Google Sheets API. And through the scrolling-video package, users can understand how African Swine Fever spreads internationally and how Taiwan defends the epidemic.
What was the hardest part of this project?
The most difficult part is to condense accident details includinding pig carcass from neighboring countries at different day and place, smuggled meat in different counties,and also how to visualize this information.By using timelines and maps,reader know ASF infection region and the significance of preventing ASF infection.
What can others learn from this project?
The project use timelines and map to explain ASF epidemic situation in the world and how Taiwan fight against the disease.By this way,reader can get the point quickly and understand the significance of preventing ASF infection.