The ‘Livestock-led interventions towards equitable livelihoods and improved environment in the northwest highlands of Vietnam’ is one of four priority country programs under the Livestock CRP that will run for two and half years (2019-2021). The goal is to stimulate system transformation covering livelihoods, environment, equity, and market access to improve the livelihoods of highland farming communities in northwest Vietnam through an integrated package of livestock-based interventions. Leading the program is Sabine Douxchamps, country program leader from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), with strong support from Hung Nguyen, Southeast Asia representative for the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI), and his team.
The project is recently launched in Son La Province, in the northwest highland region of Vietnam. This research-for-development project will promote and scale up livestock-based technologies to generate better livelihoods for livestock keepers, with a particular focus on ethnic minorities. In addition to scaling up technologies, researchers will develop additional options to enable market linkages for local livestock products and lessen negative impacts of livestock production on the environment.