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Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India

According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading

East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Staff / Vietnam

ILRI Vacancy: Administrative Assistant – Hanoi Office (closing date 12 July 2016)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is seeking to recruit an administrative assistant who will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The successful candidate will report to the office manager and the acting regional representative for ILRI East and Southeast Asia. He or she will provide administrative support to ILRI activities in the region. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / CRP12 / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / LGI / Livelihoods / Report / Value Chains / Vietnam

New report on economic potential of avocado, beef, pepper and cassava value chains in Vietnam

A market study of the avocado, pepper, cassava and beef cattle value chains in Vietnam was recently completed. Funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics), the study was conducted in November 2014 by agricultural economists and researchers from ILRI, Tay Nguyen University and Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute. Continue reading

East and Southeast Asia / FSZ / ILRI / India / Indigenous Breeds / LGI / Livestock / Nagaland / Pigs / South Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

South–South cooperation on pig production: ILRI Vietnam holds study tour for India’s Nagaland officials

Recently, ILRI researchers in Vietnam hosted officials of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry (V&AH) of the Government of Nagaland, India, in a week-long (12–18 June 2016) study tour of pig production systems in Vietnam.

The goal of the visit was to share learning and experiences of community-level pig breeding and service delivery systems and to learn about the operations of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange would support knowledge exchange between the pig sector players in the two countries. Continue reading

Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CRP12 / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Philippines / Southeast Asia / Workshop

Applying participatory approaches to solve agricultural problems: A blended learning course on innovation platforms piloted at Philippine workshop

Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an ILRI partner in the region, ‘Innovation platforms, rural advisory services and knowledge management toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD): A forum–workshop’ was held on 17–19 May 2016 in Los Baños, Philippines. Continue reading

Agriculture / East and Southeast Asia / FSZ / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI shares ongoing research on ensuring food safety in Vietnam at Hanoi conference

An agricultural conference that discussed ways to strengthen Vietnam’s integration and competitiveness in the global market, as well as the readiness of its livestock, rice and fisheries sectors for the challenges of climate change, was recently held in Hanoi. Continue reading