A4NH / Agri-Health / Asia / Cambodia / Food Safety / ILRI / Laos / Pigs / Report / Southeast Asia / Thailand / Vietnam

Reviewing pig-health research in Southeast Asia

In 2003, the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP) was established to be a regional information centre on food safety for food of animal origin in countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, the VPHCAP has provided considerable amounts of information for the region’s public health researchers. With the recent commencement of the … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Goats / ILRI / India / Interview / South Asia

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Sapna Jarial

On this blog, we will meet International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff members, partners and projects in Asia to learn about their work, challenges and the opportunities they face to leverage livestock knowledge in Asia. Located now in Dehradun, Sapna Jarial isn’t too far from her hometown of Dharamshala, located in India’s northern mountainous region. … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Asia / Disease Control / Event / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Project / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Extending ILRI’s food safety and health risk focus on pigs in Vietnam

Participants from the inception workshop In Vietnam, pork accounts for 75 per cent of meat consumed, with its production delivering substantial benefits to the smallholders who supply 84 per cent of the market. However, as previous ILRI research has found, pork in Vietnam contains high levels of pathogens, an issue of growing concern among policy … Continue reading

A4NH / Asia / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Pigs / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

EcoZD project fosters transdisciplinary collaboration on zoonotic diseases in Southeast Asia

As a part of the Ecosystem Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia (EcoZD) project, the Vietnam EcoZD team recently held a sequence of training sessions with strategic project partners. These partners are providing on-the-ground assistance with biological sampling of swine and humans, as well as household surveying, in … Continue reading

Asia / Dairying / ILRI / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Pigs

ILRI in Asia – June 2012 update

A local cattle herder walks with his herd in Andhra Pradesh, India Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia from the last month. The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board launches Pakistan’s first online dairy farming guide to assist local … Continue reading

Asia / China / Crop-Livestock / Event / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Intensification / Laos / Livestock / Thailand / Vietnam

CGIAR Humid Tropics research program plans for the Greater Mekong Region

The Greater Mekong Region is currently experiencing social and environmental change quicker than almost anywhere else in the world.  Spanning south from Yunnan in South China  through Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, the region is an international hotspot for global diversity, poverty, and economic change, and  poses a distinct collection of social and … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / ILRI / India / Interview / Pigs / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Rameswar Deka

Each week on this blog, we meet International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff members, partners and projects in Asia to learn about their work, challenges and the opportunities they face to leverage livestock knowledge in Asia. As a native of the state of Assam, Rameswar (Ram) Deka is better placed than most to be ILRI’s … Continue reading