Agriculture / Asia / CGIAR / China / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Laos / PIL / Research / SLS / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Implementing integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture in the Central Mekong

This book summarizes the achievements as well as some of the challenges faced while implementing integrated systems research to support the sustainable development of smallholder farming in the uplands of the Mekong region. It describes how CGIAR centers and national and local partners collaborated to test options to increase farm productivity in the Central Highlands … Continue reading

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 / 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 / Countries / ILRI / Interview / Laos / Livestock / Pigs / Small Ruminants / Staff / Zoonotic Diseases

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Jeff Gilbert

Each week on this blog, we will meet with 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. Initially trained as a medic, Jeff  Gilbert has since reverted to his original career aspiration of being a veterinary epidemiologist. From … Continue reading