A new video from CGIAR showcases how research is having impact on people’s lives. The video highlights how CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) research conducted by Hung Nguyen is helping informal market vendors in Vietnam improve the safety of the food they sell.
A first-of-its kind assessment of veterinary drugs use practices in Vietnamese pig farms is expected to provide a better understanding of antibiotics use and antibiotics resistance in the country’s pig production.
Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia and Senior Scientist, Ecohealth and Food Safety, with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducts food safety research of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam. In this video, he talks about the importance of partnership in this work.
In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets.
The fourth issue of the ILRI East and Southeast Asia newsletter is now available. It provides an overview of the activities from January to June 2017 as well as the upcoming activities in 2018.
The meeting discussed the livestock production pattern in Hanoi, the associated health-related problems and possible solutions. Participants shared data on mosquito-borne diseases and proposed ways of carrying out research activities including review of livestock policies and field research on the association between livestock keeping and mosquito-borne diseases under the project.
The project ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ (SafePORK) seeks to recruit a full-time PhD candidate, 4 years, starting from July 2018.