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Community engagement a key to success in livestock systems transformation project in Northwest Vietnam

In the misty rural highlands in Northwest Vietnam, Li-chan means ‘beautiful’ or ‘true’ in the local Thai dialect. It is also the short form name of the systems-focused priority country program in Vietnam – ‘Livestock-led interventions towards equitable livelihoods and improved environment in the Northwest of Vietnam’ – implemented by partners of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP).

Under the Li-chan program, researchers are looking at ways to stimulate system transformation –livelihoods, environment, equity, and market access – to sustainably raise the income generation potential of highland farming communities, through a customized bundle of livestock-based interventions in Son La Province, Northwest Vietnam.

By September this year, the research team were ready to present to the communes of Chieng Chung and Chieng Luong the planned interventions and the five areas of focus of the program.

Local farmers meet the Li-Chan research team in the community house in Oi Village, Chieng Luong Commune, Son La Province in Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Chi Nguyen).

Read the original post on the website of Livestock CRP

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